The Indian Energy Regulatory Commission (IERC) on Wednesday said it was investigating the possibility that the size of a metering box installed in a residential hydro power system may have contributed to a faulty meter.
IERC, which regulates India’s power industry, has previously said that meters that are too small for the meter to be installed on the unit can also cause problems when the meter is switched off.
The company’s executive chairman and chief executive officer Sushil Kumar said the company was now taking action to resolve the issue.
“We are in discussions with the regulator, and are working to find the appropriate remedy,” Kumar said.
India’s government has ordered the country’s largest electricity producer to install meters in at least two large hydro power plants.
The regulator has ordered Hydro-Mineral Ltd to install two meters in the Jyotiraksha power plant and two in the Karwar power plant in Jharkhand, while the other two were to be at the Jharnam power plant.
More to come.