India Amends Electricity Rules to Boost Rooftop Solar, Consumer Rights

  • 26 Feb 2024

On 22nd February, the Ministry of Power amends Electricity Rules to ease rooftop solar installation and empower consumers in residential societies.

Key Points:

Rooftop Solar Simplified:

    • Feasibility Study Timeline Reduced to 15 Days.
    • DISCOMs No Longer Require Full Study Before Accepting Applications.
    • Distribution Infrastructure Strengthening Costs Covered by DISCOMs.
    • Installation to Commissioning Timeline Reduced to 15 Days.

Consumer Empowerment in Residential Societies:

    • Option for Individual or Single-Point Connections via Transparent Ballot.
    • Responsibilities Defined for Metering, Billing, and Collection.
    • DISCOMs to Install Additional Meters for Complaints on Meter Readings.

Faster New Connections:

    • Reduced Timeline for New Connections: 3 Days in Metropolitan Areas.
    • Provision for Electric Vehicle Charging Point Connections.
    • Expedited Process Across Municipal and Rural Areas.