Shri R B Goenka, Director, MSEB Holding Company addressed the members related to power issues i.e.
# MERC NET METERING FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR REGULATIONS 2015
# PROPOSED DRAFT FOR AMENDMENT IN DISTRIBUTION OPEN ACCESS REGULATIONS OF MERC
# FORMATION OF COMMITTEE FOR SUGGESTING MEASURES
TO REDUCE ELECTRICITY TARIFF OF VIDARBHA & MARATHWADA
1. MERC has recently issued Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Regulations, 2015 which is a landmark Regulation which enables Domestic, Commercial and Industrial consumers can be benefited by installing solar generating plant below 1 MW to reduce their power cost. The details of these Regulations and abstracting benefits to Electricity Consumers shall be elaborated.
2. MERC has issued draft Distribution Open Access Regulations 2015 which is open for public comments to be submitted upto 8th October 2015. The suggested qualifying criteria for OA is 500 KVA and day ahead transactions from power exchanges are allowed. This draft shall be discussed in the meeting to send suggestions to MERC.
3. GOM has formed Committee under Chairmanship of Development Commissioner, Nagpur Division for suggesting measures to reduce Electricity Tariff of Vidarbha & Marathwada. Shri R B Goenka & Shri Prashant Mohota are members in this committee. Measures for reduction in tariff shall be discussed.