IL&FS Violates Metering Norms at Solar Plants of SoftBank Energy and ACME Solar  

IL&FS has been found violating the metering norms in the solar power plants set up by SoftBank Energy (SB Energy)and ACME Solar in Rajasthan’s Bhadla solar park.

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Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam (RUVNL), under the gross violation of metering norms by IL&FS, has ordered the constitution of a committee to look into the matter.

Solar power park developer, IL&FS has been found violating the metering norms in the solar power plants set up by SoftBank Energy (SB Energy)and ACME Solar in Rajasthan’s Bhadla solar park which is a joint venture between Rajasthan Government and IL&FS.

However, in a letter to RUVNL, metering and protection (M&P) department of Jodhpur discom has questioned the logic of constituting the committee when the metering plan does not comply with the provisions of Central Electrical Authority (CEA) and the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC).

The M&P department has said that the metering plan has not been cleared by it and even the energy meter and metering equipment have not been tested before its ifficials which is madadtory as per the rules of CERC and RERC.

Further, SB Energy has denied any responsibility of the violation of metering norms leaving the ball in IL&FS’s court.

Also, a source in the discom said that companies are in a hurry to meet commissioning deadline, failing which they have to deposit hefty late penalties.

Since late penalties are very high, these companies adopt shady practices. Lower level officials get easily managed. The need of the hour is to enforce all the rules and regulations strictly,” said the source.

Source: TNN

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