You can now generate power on terrace, rooftop and sell it to BEST

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Those living in the island city can now generate power and sell it to Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Undertaking.

“Consumers of BEST can now install Rooftop Solar Photo Voltaic System at their premises to generate solar power. For this purpose, electricity consumer can apply at their ward office of BEST in prescribed format which is also available on our website,” said a BEST official.

‘Rooftop Solar Power Generation’ can now be availed by 10.5-lakh odd power consumers from the Mahim-Sion areas to south Mumbai.

In order to register oneself, the consumer will have to pay a registration fee of Rs 500 for a sanctioned load up to 5KW and Rs 1,000 for load above 5KW.

As per the rulebook, the power generated through solar system will be credited to the consumer’s account and s/he will be billed after deducting the solar units from total consumed units

If surplus solar units are generated, the same will be carried forward to the next month. At the end of the financial year any credit units will be bought by the BEST.

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