Why you must go for multipoint connection?

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Besides reduced electricity tariff and transparent billing, consumers using multipoint connections can avail themselves of a host of benefits. Multipoint connections for high-rise apartments were mandated by the UPERC quite some time back and many housing societies have already converted to these. There is no reason why your society should not be among them. 

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The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), in suo moto proceedings to implement the 13th amendment to the Electricity Supply Code, had made multipoint connection mandatory for high-rise apartments. The order had stated that all the single-point connections shall be converted to multipoint connections with the consent of at least 51 per cent of the apartment-dwellers. This brought a huge relief to consumers living in high-risers as they could now avail electricity directly from the Electricity Department. It goes without saying that direct connection entails multiple benefits to the consumers.

In a single-point connection, the UPERC allows a margin of 5 per cent to the builder to charge on the set tariff. In multipoint, however, the tariff is set by the Electricity Department, which leads to apartment-dwellers saving a lot of money on electricity consumption. To cite an example, if a user consumes about 600 units per month, he/she can easily save a minimum of Rs 10,000 every year on electricity bill.

  • In a single-point connection, the UPERC allows a margin of 5 per cent to the builder to charge on the set tariff. In multipoint, however, the tariff is set by the Electricity Department.
  • In multipoint connection, a meter is provided by the distribution company (DISCOM) near the society and the internal distribution network is provided by the builder.
  • In multipoint connections, the distribution losses are covered by the DISCOMS whereas in single-point connection these are included in the common area energy consumption

And it’s not just the reduced tariff. The bills generated by the Electricity Department can now be used as legal address proof. At a one-time cost, consumers can avail benefits directly from the department.

In multipoint connection, a meter is provided by the distribution company (DISCOM) near the society and the internal distribution network is provided by the builder. The common area power charges are calculated as difference between the reading of the reference meter and the sum of the consumers’ meters.

In multipoint connections, the distribution losses are covered by the DISCOMS whereas in single-point connection these are included in the common area energy consumption and, therefore, billed to the consumers. The DG charges, however, are deducted as before.

For all these and many other benefits, multipoint connections can prove to be a transparent system for electricity distribution in high-rise apartments. Many housing societies have already converted to this and others are on the way to do so. Make sure your society is not left behind. Get in touch with the RWA or the local electricity division and get your housing society converted to multipoint connections, ASAP!