Rebate in Electricity Bill in Group Housing Societies

From
The Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary
To Govt. Haryana, Renewable Energy Department
Chandigarh

To
1. The Managing Director
Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVN)
Panchkula

2. The Managing Director
Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (DHBVN)
Vidyut Nagar, Hisar

Memo No.22/52/2005-5 PowerDated 18.02.2010

Subject: PROMOTION OF SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEMS IN DOMESTIC SECTOR BY PROVIDING REBATE ON ELECTRICITY BILLS TO THE USERS OF SOLAR WATER HEATERS: EXTENSION OF REBATE TO GROUP HOUSING SOCIETIES.

Please refer to Haryana Govt. Memo No. DRE/2006/2796-2817 dated 4.1.2007 vide which Haryana Govt. decision on providing rebate on electricity bills to the users of solar water heaters in domestic sector was conveyed. Subsequently, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam had issued sales circular no. U-8/2007 dated 1.2.2007 and the DHBVN had issued sales circular no. D-7/2007 dated 9.2.2007 in the matter.

Recently, apartment culture has developed in the State and a considerable population in urban areas is now shifting to multistoried apartments/group housing societies. After considering the needs of the residents in the group housing societies, the State Govt. has decided to extend the rebate on electricity bills, presently available to individual households to the Groups Housing Societies as well. In this mater, approval of the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has also been obtained vide their Memo No. 3159/HERC/T-87-V-III dated 6.1.2010 (copy enclosed). The rebate to the Group Housing Societies will be provided as per following guidelines:-


In case, individual systems are installed in the Group Housing Societies, rebate in electricity bills may also be admissible @ Rs.100/- per month for 100 liters system, @ Rs. 200/- per month for 200 litre system & @ Rs. 300/- per month for system of 300 liters and above capacity for a period of three years by UHBVN/DHBVN.
In cases, where it is not possible to install individual systems & therefore combined systems are installed, the capacity of the system per flat may be calculated on pro-rata basis and the above incentives shall be admissible only if per flat 100 lpd or above capacity is installed in accordance with HAREDA guidelines issued vide Memo No.DRE/HAREDA/2009/4341-64 dated 22. 10.2009(copy enclosed).
In such cases, the managing committee of the Group Housing Society will pass a resolution for installation of solar water heating systems and apply for the incentive to the Director-HAREDA with a copy to the Addl. Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chief Project Officer office along with a list of the members, their identity proofs and invoice for the proposed system. The society will have the liberty to install the solar water heating systems either from the firms on the HAREDA rate contract or from the supplier of their own choice provided it is BIS /MNRE/GOI approved.
After issuance of the installation/commissioning report as per guidelines contained in the HAREDA Memo No. DRE/HAREDA/2009/4341-64 dated 22.10.09, the Group Housing Society will apply for rebate in electricity bill to the Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chief Project Officer office alongwith members list and their electricity connection number and per flat capacity installed worked out on prorata basis. Thereafter, the ADC-cum-CPO will forward the application to the power utilities for grant of rebate under intimation to the Director, HAREDA.


You are, therefore, requested to issue necessary order/instruction to operation circles under your control to provide the above said rebate to the consumers in the electricity bills. A copy of the action taken in this regard may also be sent to this office for onward appraisal to the State Govt.

Sd/-
Under Secretary(RE)
for Financial Commissioner & Principal Secretary
to Govt. Haryana, Renewable Energy Deptt. Chandigarh

Encl: As stated above

CC: All the Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chief Project Officers in the State of Haryana ………… for information & immediate necessary action.