Maharashtra to not levy grid support charges on rooftop solar

The MERC has approved the revised retail electricity tariffs for Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the fourth control period from financial year 2020-21 to 2024-25, focusing on mitigating the difficulties faced by electricity consumers due to the coronavirus pandemic. The revised tariffs are effective from April 1, 2020. The MERC also put a moratorium on the payment of fixed electricity charges by industrial and commercial customers for three billing cycles effective from the date of lockdown, that is, March 25, 2020. The commission approved average tariff reductions of 7 per cent for financial year 2020-21 and an almost flat tariff for most of the categories or a further reduced tariff for industry up to financial year 2024-25.

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