Micro capacity power plant represents renewable power source under customer or customers’ group ownership (including the possession, lease, leasing or in other form), that is connected to the electricity distribution network by connecting to the customer internal net or directly to the distribution network. Capacity of micro capacity power plant does not exceed 500 kW.
Retail customer or group of the customers has the right to request connection of micro capacity power plant under its ownership to the distribution network of the power plant. Connection of micro capacity power plant to the distribution network is carried out with the payment condition of “micro capacity power plant connection fee” to the distribution licensee, in accordance with the requirements “electricity (capacity) supply and consumption rules”. Installed capacity of micro capacity power plant under retail customer ownership should not exceed connecting capacity of the customer to the distribution network and installed capacity of micro capacity power plant under retail customers’ group ownership should not exceed the total connecting capacity of these customers’ group to the distribution network.
a) In case of connection of the existed customer to the internal network – “fee for organizing the smart meter” defined by the Annex No 4
b) In case of micro capacity power plant connection directly to the distribution network - “fee for connection of the new object on 0,220 kV, 0, 380 kV and 6/10 to the distribution network” foreseen by the Annex No 2 and “ fee for organizing the smart meter” defined by the Annex No 4.
c) In case of requesting the use of micro capacity power plant by the customer (for organizing the smart meter) – “ fee for organizing the smart meter” defined by the Annex No 4, except the case when customer is connected to the low voltage side of common transformer point or has the smart meter;
d) In case of capacity increase when there is an increase of customer connection capacity, during the use of micro capacity power plant connected to the internal network or increase of customer capacity using the micro capacity power plant or micro capacity power plant connected directly to the distribution network – fee foreseen by the rules on capacity increase.
The maximum peak load of JSC "ENERGO-PRO Georgia" distribution network in 2022 was 836 MW. According to Clause 9 of Article 21 of Resolution #19 of June 28, 2021 of the National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission of Georgia, the maximum installed capacity of micro power plants allowed on the network is 66.88 MW. As of October 31, 2023, the installed capacity of grid-connected micropower plants is 37,461 MW.