The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has announced that it has released an expression of interest (EoI) from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited electric meter testing laboratories for empanelment by GERC as independent third-party meter testing laboratory in the state. The deadline to submit EoI is April 20, 2019.
Interested meter testing laboratories must submit a technical proposal with a valid accreditation letter from the NABL for meter testing. They are also requisite to submit a schedule of charges for single phase and three phase meters, testing of CT/PT units, the number of such meters tested during the past five years, independent third-party meter testing accreditation of other state electricity regulatory commissions. Current Transformers (CT) are generally used for current measurement, and potential transformers (PT) are used for voltage measurement.
The state commission is of the view that there is a need to have third-party electric meter testing facilities in Gujarat to safeguard the interests of consumers. So far, the GERC has empaneled three NABL accredited laboratories located at Gandhinagar, Vadodara, and Udaipur as third-party meter testing facilities.
“A large number of people will be added to the grid, and therefore a vast number of energy meters need to be installed. With huge demand, there arises a need for testing centers and facilities, and this is why we have come up with this notice” GERC official believed.
“It will become much more convenient for consumers to get their meters checked,” further the GERC official
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