MSEDCL to Appoint Power Managers for 23,000 Villages

The power managers will attend to the power-related complaints and electricity thefts.

MSEDCL to Appoint Power Managers

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd. (MSEDCL) has announced through an official release that it will appoint power managers in 23,000 villages to attend to the complaints related to electricity and its theft.

The MSEDCL will appoint 23,000 ‘village electrical managers’ one at the gram panchayat level. They will attend to the power-related complaints and electricity thefts, the release said.

During a programme held in Nagpur recently, Energy Minister Chandrashekar Bawankule distributed certificates to candidates, who have completed ‘Gram Vidyut Vyavasthapak’ training jointly initiated by the MSEDCL and Maharashtra State Skill Development Society.

He suggested that the course will open employment opportunities for the youth in rural areas, as the ‘village electrical manager’ will work for the MSEDCL at the gram panchayat level.

“Similarly, these power managers will also be given the responsibility of implementation and creation of awareness on solar energy installations in hospitals, schools, farms and homes,” Bawankule said.

Recently, The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) floated a tender for purchasing electricity from 1,000 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects on a long term basis. Setting a ceiling tariff of Rs 2.80/kWh, the distribution company will sign a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years with the successful bidder.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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