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 by March 2025.
In areas which don’t have communication community, set up of pre-payment meters, conforming to related IS (data system), could also be allowed by the respective State Electrical energy Regulatory Fee.
All shopper connections having present carrying capability past that laid out in related IS, could also be supplied with sensible meters having AMR (Computerized Meter Studying) facility, it added.
All feeders and distribution transformers (DTs) shall be supplied with meters having AMR facility or coated below AMI (Superior Metering Infrastructure), as per the notification.
All feeders shall be metered by December 2022.
All DTs in electrical divisions having greater than 50 per cent customers in city areas with AT&C losses greater than 15 per cent in 2019-20, and in all different electrical divisions with AT&C losses greater than 25 per cent in FY20, shall be metered by December 2023.
All DTs in different areas shall be metered by March 2025.
This notification shall be efficient from the date of publishing within the Gazette of India (August 19, 2021), it acknowledged.
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