Trade opposes proposed energy tariff hike by Maharashtra utility, Vitality Information, ET EnergyWorld

Trade opposes proposed energy tariff hike by Maharashtra utility, Vitality Information, ET EnergyWorld

NASHIK: Industrial associations from Nashik have opposed the proposed hike in power tariff by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Lt

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Industry opposes proposed power tariff hike by Maharashtra utilityNASHIK: Industrial associations from Nashik have opposed the proposed hike in power tariff by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) and in addition levy of grid assist expenses for individuals who are producing solar energy.

The office-bearers of business associations, together with Nashik Industries & Producers’ Affiliation (NIMA), Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Trade & Agriculture (MACCIA), Ambad industries and Producers’ Affiliation (AIMA) and Maharashtra Photo voltaic Producers’ Affiliation (MSMA), lately held a joint assembly on the problem and opposed proposed power tariff hike by MSEDCL.

The MSEDCL has additionally given proposal to MERC for making hike in power tariff for a interval from 2020-21 to 2024-25. The facility tariff hike is proposed from 15% to 40% in several classes.

Furthermore, MSEDCL has additionally proposed new grid assist expenses for these producing solar energy with capability above 10 kilowatt.

“The hike proposed by MSEDCL is so extreme and can badly have an effect on the commercial sector. The consequences of energy tariff hike are upto 40% in subsequent three years. A lot of the industries use energy as uncooked supplies. Therefore, it should turn into very tough for these industries to compete with the industries in the identical sector because the manufacturing price will improve,” stated Milind Rajput, chairperson, vitality cell of MACCIA.

“All industries and shoppers had opposed the MSEDCL’s web billing proposal to MERC round three months again and that proposal had been lastly withdrawn. This had assist the industries from incurring the losses. Now, MSEDCL has once more given the proposal for energy tariff hike to MERC,” stated Uday Rakibe, president MSMA.

As per the proposal, the industries or shoppers putting in photo voltaic rooftop with capability of 10 kilowatt and above must pay grid assist expenses within the vary between Rs four and Rs eight per unit. Earlier, there have been no such expenses on producing solar energy, stated Rakibe.



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