New solar policy detrimental to clean energy: Consumers


New solar policy detrimental to clean energy: Consumers

Power consumers and consumer organisations have severely criticised the draft Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (Grid Interactive Rooftop Renewable Energy Generating Systems) Regulations, 2019 saying it would defeat the interest behind producing solar power given the attached taxes under the proposed policy.

“The new draft policy would discourage the solar power producers who are are countering the climate change. They are also contributing to the National Solar Mission targeting 40,000 MWp (Megawatt Peak) to be achieved by 2022.

The draft will sound the death knell for the mission in Maharashtra,” Siddharth Varma, former consumer representative of Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) said. Read More

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