MERC asked to look into Adani power bills issue: Minister
Nagpur, Dec 7 (PTI)Maharashtra Energy Minister
Chandrashekhar Bawankule Friday said the state government has
directed the MERC to look into the issue of 'increased'
electricity bills of Adani Electricity's consumers in Mumbai.
He was speaking to reporters outside the city airport.
"The government has asked the Maharashtra Electricity
Regulation (MERC) to sou moto look into the issue raised by
BJP leader Ashish Shelar about complaints on high electricity
bills based on average energy consumption instead of actual
metering in Mumbai," he said.
"Accordingly, the MERC has taken cognisance and given
directions to check the complaints and correct the bills," the
Local MLA Ashish Shelar had met Chief Minister
Devendra last Fadnavis Saturday to convey people's concerns
over sudden and steep increase in power bills in suburban
Mumbai, where Adani Electricity is the electricity
Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited is a subsidiary of
Adani Transmission, formed after acquisition of Reliance
Infrastructure's generation, transmission and distribution
utilities in Mumbai.
The MERC has appointed a two-member fact-finding
committee to look into consumer complaints to ascertain the
reasons for the sudden upsurge in consumption as well as bills
of Adani Electricity's consumers in the megapolis.
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