Haryana’s Inefficient DHBVN Fail To Install Net Meters For Rooftop Solar
Haryana which is a small northern state in India has one of the most inefficient utilities in the power sector DHBVN. While the state government has made a policy to install rooftop solar mandatory for any institution above a certain size, the useless and slothful bureaucrats can’t even install net meters for consumers willing to use rooftop solar energy. The implementation of the government policy is woeful. Despite the BJP government in the state being in power for the last 2-3 years, the efficacy has been extremely poor. It is high time that the government got some sound system installed in the state that could get the pathetic government infrastructure moving.
Read about Haryana’s Rooftop Solar Plans.
Despite being rich due to the proximity to the capital Delhi, Haryana lags woefully behind in infrastructure.
Even the consumers who have managed to clear the hurdles in getting a rooftop solar installation are facing issues in getting the rebates mandated to them under the law. The software and the hardware are both inadequate for the discoms to smoothly run the rooftop solar energy scheme. Like most policies, they are good on paper but lack implementation.
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There were allegations that some consumers are not getting the rebate mandated as per the solar policy owing to some glitches in net meters. On Thursday, the chief engineer (commercial) wrote to senior officials of DHBVN in Hisar, stating that accounting of solar power generation and rebate is not being carried out properly at many rooftop solar plants set up by consumers.