Procedure for testing of Energy meter (KSEB)

(Refer Supply code:115)

(1) The meter shall normally be tested in the laboratory of the licensee, approved by the Commission.

(2) In case the licensee does not have a testing facility approved by the Commission, or if so desired by the consumer, the meter shall be tested at any other laboratory accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).

(3) The list of the accredited laboratories and approved laboratories for testing of meters shall be made available on the website of the licensee.

(4) In the case of testing on the request of the consumer, he shall have to pay the testing fee as per the Schedule of Miscellaneous Charges given in schedule 1 of the Code:

Provided that if the meter is found to be recording incorrectly or defective or damaged due to technical reasons such as voltage fluctuation or transients, attributable to the licensee, the testing fee shall be refunded to the consumer by the licensee by adjustment in the subsequent bill.

(5) Before testing a meter of the consumer, the licensee shall give an advance notice of three days, intimating the date, time and place of testing so that the consumer or his authorised representative can, at his option, be present at the testing.

(6) The testing shall be done within a maximum period of thirty days from the receipt of the application.

(7) The consumer or his authorised representative and the representative of the licensee present during testing shall affix their signature on the test report issued by the authorised officer of the laboratory as a token of having witnessed the testing:

Provided that the licensee and the consumer shall be eligible to get a copy of the test report which shall be despatched to them within two working days of the date of testing, if not delivered in person at the time of affixing their signature.

(8) If a consumer disputes the result of testing at the laboratory of the licensee, the meter shall be got tested at a laboratory selected by the consumer from among the laboratories accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).

(9) In case the meter is found to be faulty, revision of bill on the basis of the test report shall be done for a maximum period of six months or from the date of last testing, whichever is shorter and the excess or deficit charges on account of such revision shall be adjusted in the two subsequent bills.




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