Initial power supply shall not be given without a correct meter. All meters shall be of static type. The meters not complying with Central Electricity Authority (Installation and Operation of Meters) Regulation, 2006 (with the amendment from time to time) shall be replaced by the licensee or on request of the consumer. The meters may also be replaced as per the regulations or directions of the Commission.
Standards of meter-
It shall comply with the standards as specified by the Central Electricity Authority (Installation and Operation of Meters) Regulation, 2006 (with the amendment from time to time). All meters shall bear BIS mark and have additional features as approved by the Commission.
In case of new connection/replacement of meter, the consumer, in accordance with Sections 55 and regulations framed under Section 73 of the Act, may himself procure the meter either from the vendors certified by the CESU conforming to CESU technical specifications or may request the RUPL/SUPL to supply the meter and charge meter rent as per the tariff order. The RUPL/SUPL will Calibrate the consumer’s meter at consumer’s cost and seal the meter.
Alternatively, consumer may choose to pay the full cost of the meter provided by the RUPL/SUPL. No meter rent shall be chargeable in such case.