The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued The Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 on 21st December 2020 to protect the consumer from the exploitation by DISCOMs.
Areas covered in the Electricity Rules are rights of consumers and obligations of distribution licensees, the release of new connection and modification in existing connection, metering arrangement, billing and payment, disconnection and reconnection, reliability of supply, consumer as prosumer, standards of performance of licensee, compensation mechanism, call centre for consumer services & grievance redressal mechanism.
Shri R.K.Singh, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, said, “These rules shall empower the consumers of electricity and added that these Rules emanate from the conviction that the power systems exist to serve the consumers and the consumers have rights to get the reliable services and quality electricity.”
The part of the consumer as prosumer, net metering is set to a maximum limit of 10kW connection. If anyone is getting connection above 10kW rooftop solar system then they are not eligible for net metering.
Source:- Ministry of Power