Photovoltaic self-consumption refers, as the name would suggest, to the production of energy for self-consumption via photovoltaic solar panels. These panels capture solar energy and convert it into electricity.
8 april 2016
Royal Decree 900/2015, of 9 October, establishes a series of new mandatory regulations , for power companies and for consumers, which shall enter into force on 11 April 2016. We shall explain these changes below:
There are two types of self-consumption:
(*) There is no power limit except for type 2B, which has to have an installed power of ≤ than 100kW. Furthermore, this type of self-consumption (2B) does not have any ancillary services.
In both cases there is a minimum-term of 1 year and this is automatically renewable. In other words, in order to terminate the contract you must communicate your intention to terminate it.
Two meters need to be installed for photovoltaic self-consumption:
In this regard, from 11 April 2016, the installation of an additional meter shall be mandatory and this meter will record the hourly consumption, i.e. a meter integrated in the remote management system. Therefore, anyone interested in self-consumption will have to ask their distribution company for a new connection or they will need to modify the existing one.
Both meters have to reflect the self-consumption and the sales company is responsible for billing the customer for the various self-consumption items passed on by the distribution company.
Photovoltaic consumption requires the payment of certain charges which the distribution company passes on to the sales company and the latter is responsible for including these in the bills for customers adhered to the self-consumption system.
The charges to be paid are as follows:
These charges will be included in the bill in the “ Bill details ” section.
There are a series of exceptions to the payment of these charges :
IMPORTANT: In order to request the self-consumption, a technical contract for the installation is required, which shall include all the self-consumption characteristics. The distribution company provides this contract upon request and the title holder must be the same as the title holder of the contract with the sales company.