2020 brings cheers and some relief to the industries as a GR on new MERC grid inter – active rooftop renewable energy generating system regulation 2019 and new circular on MIDC Service Charges has been issued.
A GR was issued on 30.12.2019 by the Government of Maharashtra on grid inter-active rooftop renewable energy generating system where in the Government of Maharashtra accepted most of the suggestions made by VIA on the policy.
Now a renewable energy generator will have the option of not only net metering but also net billing which otherwise was proposed to be withdrawn.
Also a circular to retain the old rates, of Rs.4.50 and not the exorbitantly increased rate of Rs 15, has finally been released on 31.12 2019 by the Government of Maharashtra.
Thanks to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, GoM, respected Shri Uddhavji Thakre, the Industries Minister GoM Shri Subhashji Desai for meeting, listening and considering the request of VIA.
After several memorandums, meetings and follow up by VIA on behalf of JCC including BMA, MIA, KIA and DICCI, Praveenji Hiware of Wardha MIDC Industrialists Association, Shri Prakash Itankarji of Gadchiroli MIDC Industries Association, Shri Madhusudan ji Roongta from MIDC Industries Association, Chandrapur, Shri Nirmalji Jain from Amravati Industries Association etc, this could have been possible.