InfoLex NewsAlert: Impact of the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 on the Rooftop Solar Energy Industry

Published On: 25/01/2021

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The Central Government in the exercise of its powers conferred under Section 176 of the Electricity Act, 2003 has issued the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 (“Rights of Consumers Rules”) through a notification dated December 31, 2020. The Rights of Consumers Rules have been issued with an aim to ensure quality delivery of consumer services by laying down the rights of the electricity consumers to minimum standards of quality for the very first time. Under the Rights of Consumers Rules, various provisions have been introduced in relation to metering, billing, and payment, disconnection and reconnection and standards of performance for distribution licensees, etc.