Gurugram: Net meter supply dries up, solar plan runs out of energy


Gurugram: Net meter supply dries up, solar plan runs out of energy

Vendors of solar power plants in Gurugram claim they have not added a single consumer since September 2018 and the market is going down as the government is not releasing net meters, an essential component that will allow consumers to extract rebate. The subsidy and rebate was supposed to lure more residents into opting for grid connected solar power scheme.

TOI spoke to a number of vendors who said they are discouraged from working in Gurugram. Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) and HAREDA officials, however, said that a fresh lot of 100 net meters was recently released and all were sold in Gurugram-Faridabad.

A new lot of 200 meters is expected soon, they said. But vendors have voiced apprehension that such slow and periodical release of meters won’t make any substantial difference. Read More

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