The Ministry of Energy on Thursday offered timelines for changing present electrical energy meters with sensible meters with pre-payment function in authorities places of work, industrial institutions and industrial models, amongst others.
In response to a notification issued by the ministry on Thursday, all customers (apart from agricultural customers) in areas with communication community shall be equipped electrical energy with sensible meters working in pre-payment mode.
All union territories, electrical divisions having greater than 50 per cent customers in city areas with AT&C (mixture technical and industrial) losses greater than 15 per cent in 2019-20, different electrical divisions with AT&C losses greater than 25 per cent in FY20, all authorities places of work at block stage and above, and all industrial and industrial customers shall be metered with sensible meters by December 2023.
Nonetheless, it offered that the State Electrical energy Regulatory Commissions could lengthen the interval of implementation, after giving causes, solely twice however no more than six months at a time, for sure customers or areas.
It acknowledged that each one different areas shall be metered with sensible meters with pre-payment mode