New Meter Connection for Nexon EV Charging

My Tryst with Adani Electricity Mumbai for a separate metered connection for charging the NexonEV, Detailed Process, Cost & Timeline.

This is being posted here for the benefit of all NexonEV (NEV) owners in Maharashtra, especially from Mumbai. It can be equally useful for NEV or any other EV Owner in India, new or existing, who stays in an apartment complex in any city in India.


As per the 2018 Policy of Maharashtra State for EVs & Related Infra, private EV Charging points are being permitted by way of separate domestic supply metered connection to individuals. This fact is seldom advertised by the EV vendors or the Power Distribution Companies (DisComs).

Why Separate Metered Connection

In my case, to apply for a separate metered connection was the only available option due to the following circumstances:

  • I stay in a skyscraper in western Mumbai and my existing domestic supply electricity meter is located on the 23rd floor.
  • I have my own private dedicated & covered parking slot on the 1st floor of the multi-level podium parking in the building.
  • Tata Power Co. Ltd. (TPCL) executives who install the charging point strongly advised against pulling the cable from my existing meter due to the length involved (approx. 150mtrs). The length also meant using a higher gauged cable (4mm2 or 6mm2) if inevitable.
  • My Society refused the permission to me to pull the wire from the Electrical Shaft as it is already nearly fully occupied, and they wished to keep it open for future common amenities like JIO Fiber.

Why Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd.

  • As per the present rules, every new connection must be done by the DisCom which has a sub-station installed in the vicinity.
  • TPCL has not yet installed sub-stations in all parts of the city. They cater to the South Mumbai areas primarily and have installed sub-stations in very few locations in the Greater Mumbai region.
  • As per my detailed tariff comparison, TPCL is cost-effective only if the consumption exceeds 300 units per month. For any consumption below 300 units, AEML is much cheaper. The lower the consumption, the cheaper is AEML.
  • If so required, one can always shift to TPCL later on.

Documents Required

Since most of us usually buy apartments in buildings or already built houses, we seldom know the process for the installation of the domestic electricity meter.

So, for the benefit of readers, I explain below the detailed process for a new domestic connection.

The List of Documents & other requisites are:

  • A NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from the Builder/Developer/RWA/Co-Op. Housing Soc.
  • A TEST REPORT from a Licensed Electrical Contractor. This will exactly define where the meter will be actually installed.
  • KYC documents & passport size photograph of the Applicant.
  • Proof of Ownership documents (Regd. Agreement/Property Tax or Water Bill/Gas Bill/Share Certificate of the CHS/Latest Maintenance Bill)
  • Existing Electricity Bill as we are applying an additional connection. (NOTE: In case the connection is still in the name of the Builder/Developer, an NOC from the same Builder/Developer will be required compulsorily)
  • Blind Trust on the Contractor.
  • God-like patience to wait for the things to move on the ground.
  • In case inevitable, the willingness to email to the authorities, tweet to the official handles & comment on the Facebook pages.

The Application Form needs to be filled offline and online, both, in case of AEML. All documents, including the form, should be self-attested/signed at the designated places, scanned and then uploaded at the time of applying online. Post online application, the entire set of documents are required to be physically submitted at the AEML office as well.


1. Physical Application Form
  • Prepare the physical application form (PDF available on Adani Electricity portal or collect from any of the AEML offices; Bill Collection centers do not have these forms, but no harm trying your luck).
  • In the form, ensure to mention the email id & mobile number correctly.
  • In the “Address” column, please state as “Parking No. <parking slot number> of <your apartment number>” followed by the Building Name, Address etc.
  • State your existing AEML account & meter numbers.
  • In the “Purpose/Type of Supply” column, select “RESIDENTIAL” only. DO NOT SELECT “EV CHARGING STATION”. The application will be rejected upfront as this is meant for Common/Public Charging points only.
  • In the “Load Demand” column, enter the desired load for “New Load“. I opted for 5kw. NEV needs 3kw load as a minimum. My contractor advised for a 5kw as the charges are same for new meters upto 7kw. If we select a higher load (load > 4kw), we get a better capacity jumper cable to the meter which makes it cheaper to increase the load in future if ever required. Leave the HP column blank. Anything above 7kw will also mean 3-phase supply, which is not required.
  • In the “Type of Meter” column, select SINGLE PHASE meter. NEV can be charged on single phase as advised by TPCL. Plus, the cost for 3 phase connection, meter size and hence meter box size will all increase as well.
2. KYC Documents
  • Prepare all the KYC documents, self-attest them in blue ink and sign at the designated places on the form in blue ink. Remember to sign across the photograph on the form.
  • Obtain the Test Report Certificate from the Contractor with his official stamp & sign. It will also have his credentials to be mentioned in the form.
  • All the KYC documents, NOC, Test Report & the completed AEML form (all pages) need to be scanned for uploading on the AEML portal.
3. Online Application
  • Register on the Adani Electricity portal for the online application using your desired mobile number & email address.
  • Fill the online application form with the same/corresponding details in the physical form.
  • In case “Load Demand” (in HP) is mandatory, state “0” (zero) as we do not have any motor running on the meter.
  • Upload the scanned copies of all documents, photograph, AEML form and submit.
4. Application Processing
  • After submitting the online form on AEML portal, you will immediately get an Application Ref. No. (ARN) starting with letter “T”. This is useful only till the time the application is finally approved by the AEML officers.
  • Submit the physical form along with the entire set of KYC, NOC & other documents at the nearest AEML office. The bill collection centers do not accept new connection forms. Do remember to state the ARN on the face of each document being submitted.
  • Once the ARN is approved, what you get is the final Customer Account Number which clearly assures us that a new account is opened for the meter. The timeline is about 02 working days after submitting documents online.
  • Till this time, the Licensed Contractor kept his Test Report blank and submitted with AEML.


1. Meter Box
  • If there is no space in the Common Meter Room / Cabinets, we will need to fix a separate Meter Box for installing the Meter. In my case, the Committee decided against giving me space in the Common Meter Cabinets.
  • This Meter Box is fabricated using fire-retardant plywood with acrylic sheet fixed in an aluminum frame for the door. Try to use clear acrylic to enable reading the Meter regularly without opening the Box. The door is lockable & has a latch. The box has ample ventilation and holes for the cables.
  • Advisable dimension of the Box for a Single Phase Meter is 18″ x 16″ x 9″ (Height x Width x Depth). It can be more compact depending on the space available to install the Box.
  • The Meter Box was installed by the Contractor and he fixed an MCB inside the box. We will be connecting the cable for the Charging Point from this MCB. Preferably insist on fitting a high quality MCB (LeGrand / Siemens or equivalent make).
  • After installation, the Contractor updated his Test Report. AEML commenced the connection & installation process only after the Test Report was finalized.
2. Board Wiring
  • An AEML ground executive from my Contractor’s network did the Board Wiring.
  • He fixed some wires in a set pattern and connected one end to the MCB installed in the Box and left the other end lose.
  • This executive uploaded a few pictures of the completed Board Wiring completed in AEML app. Only then, the AEML engineers certify it and direct another team to connect the Jumper Cable.
  • In ideal circumstances, the steps upto Board Wiring can be completed in 6-8 working days. In my case, it took a full 3 months. Partly due to Covid, partly due to resistance in AEML for reasons which I have explained in the end of this blog.
3. Payment for Installation
  • Once the Board Wiring as per the pictures is approved by AEML officers, we receive a link to make the payment for installation.
  • The timeline for this link to be emailed to us is usually 2-3 working days after the Board Wiring.
  • We can pay the same online (through Cards/NEFT/UPI/Wallets etc.) or simply pay cash to the Contractor.
4. Cancellation of Application!
  • AEML being an electric company, loves to shock its customers.
  • Once you make the Payment for Installation, AEML shockingly sends across an email & SMS stating that the “Application is Cancelled“.
  • This happens in about 3-4 working days after the Payment is done.
  • The Contractor explained to me that this, in fact, means that the application is cancelled from the back office and handed over to the ground staff to execute.
5. Jumper Cable Connection
  • This is the most critical of all tasks for any new electricity meter connection.
  • AEML ground staff (a team of 2-3 persons headed by a “Joinder”) finally makes actual connection from the Main Supply Cable to the meter box.
  • They fix a “Jumper Cable” and clip it firmly to reach inside the Meter Box.
  • Timeline is about 2-3 working days post “Cancellation of Application”.
  • Every team of Joinder seeks money here and gives flimsy reasons for extracting money.
  • At this stage, it is incredibly important to trust your Contractor and be immensely patient.
  • Let the Joinder go back if they say so. The contractor will manage the show.
  • Further, at this stage, more than the contractor, the AEML officers are worried as they internally have to report the status of our connection daily and hence, they too will ensure it happens quickly.
6. Meter Finally!
  • The actual Meter is installed within 1-2 days after the Jumper Cable Connection. This too is completed by AEML ground executives.
  • They will connect the Jumper Cable to a Phase MCB & Neutral/Cut-out MCB. They will also connect a cable from the Phase & Neutral to the Meter.
  • And finally the Meter is connected to the Board Wiring wires and this connection is sealed.
  • In my case, AEML quite brazenly told me that they are out of Meters, so it took a week for me.
  • Again, just as for Jumper Cable, AEML officers will ensure it happens quickly as they are reporting it daily and the billing must commence for AEML.

Cost for New Metered Connection (as incurred in 2021)

The total cost for me was:

  1. AEML Charges: ₹ 2616/- (Paid online; ₹ 2593 + ePayment Convenience Fee)
  2. Contractor Fee: ₹ 2100/- (Paid voluntarily)
  3. Meter Box: ₹ 3750/- (Included fabrication, transportation, fitting & MCB)
  4. Misc. Ex-Gratia: ₹ 900/- (Under strict advise of the Contractor)
  5. Gross Total: ₹ 9366/-
  • The Licensed Electrical Contractor whom I found, was highly motivated and keen on experiencing the process of separate meter for EV charging. He never quoted to me or asked any money whatsoever. After due enquiry with my maid & office staff, I concluded the industry rate is about ₹ 2500/- per meter. This includes entire follow-up visits to AEML offices, liaising, co-ordinating etc. with AEML officers, ground executives and more. In my case, it also included fitting the Meter Box twice.
  • All 3 teams of AEML ground executives (Board Wiring, Jumper Cable & Meter) will have to be paid a job-wise ex-gratia of ₹ 200/- to ₹ 500/- as advised by the Contractor.

My Timeline

  • Filled-up the physical AEML form & scanned the signed documents.
  • Created the AEML Portal login id, applied online, and uploaded the documents & form on the portal.
  • Submitted the AEML form & entire set of documents physically at the nearest AEML office.
  • The application was rejected with an option to rectify online.
  • Reasons for Rejection: Wrong Entry in “Load Demand” in HP (it must be 0) and No Parking Slot Number in Address.
  • The corrections were duly made online by me.
  • The rectified application was finally approved by AEML Zonal Head.
  • The permanent Customer Account Number was allotted & intimated to me on email.
  • Received an email from AEML that I need to intimate a new service location to them as “the concerned authority” has refused them permission to install the meter at the determined location as per the Test Report.
  • A formal letter to that effect was also issued to me. The Contractor collected the same on my behalf and told me to ignore it. He never handed it over to me.
  • The Meter Box was installed by the Contractor.
  • The Board Wiring was done by AEML executive.
  • Paid the Installation charges online.
  • AEML acknowledged receiving the Installation Charges by email.
  • First Joinder’s team visited to make the connection.
  • The electrician of our building & estate manager refused to allow connection from the AEML mainline as it would lead to tripping all water pumps of the complex. They requested to shift the connection to a subsidiary connection adjacent to the location stated in the Application.
  • Got the Meter box shifted to the location as determined on 08-May.
  • Board Wiring was intact, so no additional step added thereon.
  • This was done by the Contractor.
  • Second Joinder’s team visited to make the connection.
  • This Joinder told that they have not been allotted the Jumper Cable, Phase/Neutral MCBs, Cable Glands and more such ancillaries.
  • He unwillingly went back. But while leaving told me, he could sell the same to me if I paid him ₹5000/-. I refused & let him go back.
  • A senior AEML officer visited and modified my application to include the Jumper Cable, MCBs, Gland etc. for the next Joinder’s team.
  • This was arranged by the Contractor.
  • Third Joinder’s team visited and finally made the connection from the AEML mainline and fixed the Jumper Cable upto the Meter Box.
  • Another team of AEML visited and finally installed the new Meter & sealed the connection.
UPDATE: February 2022
  • The above timeline seems extended because of the 2nd wave lockdown due to Covid-19 & its related shortages. Also some roadblocks were raised by the office bearers in the erstwhile managing committee at my apartment complex.
  • Ideally, AEML should now be processing the application and installing the meter within about 15-20 days at the maximum. However, to get such a quick turnaround, several things have to align in the right spots.

Major Hurdles Faced

  • Some Committee Members were unwilling to co-operate. This was particularly an obstacle as the objections were raised after issuing the NOC by duly complying with the formal legal process. Subsequently voices were also raised to revoke the issued NOC.
  • There were some serious office politics among the Managing Committee members which were proving to be a major hurdle as well. During this time, the existing Secretary was urgently & unceremoniously replaced by another Member. This new Secretary was an ex-officer of the erstwhile Reliance Energy Ltd (present day AEML).
  • The Estate Management team managing our complex was changed a few months after I applied with AEML. This change made several existing practices void and I had to repeatedly communicate & explain everything to the new Estate Management. This new team had their own set of new objections which were eventually resolved.
  • The newly appointed Estate Manager forced me to shift the Meter Box by about 1.5mtrs and asked AEML to raise a formal request to make the connection explaining the grounds on which I am being allotted a new meter itself.
  • AEML issued a formal email to me requesting a new service location without giving me detailed reasons for the same. On contacting the AEML office, I was merely informed to collect the letter the Zonal Head gave to the Licensed Contractor.
  • The second lockdown of April-May 2021 due to Covid-19 delayed the process with no assurance of any timelines being adhered to.
  • The Second Joinder was hell-bent on extracting money from me as explained in the timeline earlier.

Some Good Souls

  • Finally, when the objections & anxieties of the Managing Committee & the Estate Manager were resolved, everyone ensured the process went ahead smoothly despite the second lockdown for Covid-19.
  • As time passed, the AEML officers themselves became restless and ensured quick installation once the process actually started.
  • The Licensed Contractor definitely helped here a lot in liaising as otherwise it would have been quite difficult to cut the red-tape in AEML office.

Final Words

As you can see, I have tried to explain every step of the process as experienced by me. I have tried to be as objective as possible and tried to cover everything I could recall. Everyone will surely have a different experience.

However, the steps for new Meter Application & Installation will be more or less the same for every person staying in Apartment Complexes or Independent Houses anywhere in India.

If you feel I missed out anything, please feel free to inform me or comment below.

ALL THE BEST for applying a new metered connection for private EV Charging at home.


55 replies on “New Meter Connection for Nexon EV Charging”

It was a nice, informative write-up. I got an idea of the entire process and how it works in real time. The timeline you mentioned helped better understand the procedure. I wonder how is this process with MSEB.

Do share your experience whenever you get thru the process. In my earnest view, at times, MSEB might be more efficient than AEML as they are covered under RTI as it is a Govt Dept/Co.
(Below Edit: 19-Jul-21)
Just saw another comment. Seems MSEB officers are blissfully unaware of separate meters and are least interested in helping out.

I would also like to know about MSEB as when i called their customer care they directly refused saying “ek naam pe per flat 1 meter he lagta hai” when i said it was for the EV and explained her, she said “toh aap udhar (Mulund) ke office ja ke poochlo” 🙈

That maybe purely because MSEB is a MH Govt. Department & not a private DisCom. However, it is a fact that the meter can be applied & installed. I have it in real-time. Maybe, as per their advice, approach the Mulund Office only. But I have heard from others that MSEB ground staff also extorts a lot of ex-gratia for the whole process and thereby increases your cost of getting a separate meter.

If your present billed units are more than 300 (or near the next slab increment), it is highly advisable to still take the effort and protect yourself from higher unit rates of electricity.

Hi Amal, Thank you for the detailed information on your travails for a new connection. I have booked a Nexon EV in Pune and I will probably have to deal with MSEDCL for a new connection. But this clarifies a lot of doubts about the process and timeline

Firstly, congratulations for the fantastic decision to buy the NexonEV. It is indeed a great saviour of the environment (and also our pockets) in these times of sky-rocketing heat, pollution & fuel prices.
I would like to hear from you whenever you are through with the process of a separate meter and would like to add your experience to my blog for the other readers.
Just to share with the readers here, over the past several months I have read & spoken with people who have tried applying with MSEB/MSEDCL for separate meters. The major issues faced by such folks are usually as follows:
1. Highly bureaucratic executives leading to unduly high meter installation costs.
2. The load sanctioned is generally just about sufficient to meet the existing demand so any new load sanctioning becomes a new process in itself.
Please be cautious of the above 2 observations.
All the best!

AEML charges the normal residential tariff under category LT-1.
Presently the unit rate is ₹6/- (all inclusive average) for units upto 100 per month. For units per month between 100-300, the present unit rate would be around ₹7.50/- (all inclusive average). Since my consumption has never exceeded 150 units per month thus far for EV charging, I cannot comment ahead. But you can consider your present residential electricity bill to get a brief idea.


Thanks for the appreciation.
You can definitely contact the contractor. He is Mr. Rais Shaikh. I am sharing his details on a personal message to you as sharing mobile numbers on public forum is not advisable.
As a word of advice, anyone can contact any nearby electrical hardware or fittings shop owners. Many such shop owners are licenced contractors. Additionally they have a decent network of electricians who are licenced contractors.
Besides, most such licenced contractors are registered to work for multiple DisComs across the city, so they are usually not area specific.

Can i get his number as well? I have been qouted 8k by this contractor just to setup a new meter.

Hi Amal
Great Article. Thanks so much for the details description.
I’m from Mumbai and I too have recently booked an EV and wish to apply for a separate meter for this. The team from Tata has already come and installed the charging point. But my biggest difficulty has been to find a good LEC to get the meter installed. Most are either unaware or irresponsive.

I would appreciate if you could share the details

Hi Amal,

I reside in Navi Mumbai and the local MSEB office guy told me they do not provide separate meter at all. So I would have to connect to existing meter. Can you provide the details of contractor so as to understand and get more knowledge out of it.

I suppose the contractors for MSEB/MSEDCL are different than those from the ones for Adani/Tata/BEST in Mumbai. The primary reason I guess is that in Mumbai, we don’t have to go ahead with load sanctioning & approval process as the major infrastructural equipment (transformers, sub-stations etc.) are already installed with more than sufficient excess capacities here. Consequently, MSEB/MSEDCL executives have this super callous attitude to our separate meter requests. In case of limited load capacities, it maybe nearly impossible (without “adequate motivations”) for MSEB to sanction a separate meter for EV charging. To get the babu in MSEB to work, you need to find a more competent contractor who knows the process better. Nonetheless, I am sending across my contractor’s details to you on email. Check out if he can help.
All the best!

Hi Sir , i am also living in Navi Mumbai and have MSEB connection, planning to buy Nexon EV and thought that I will have a separate connection. But from the discussion in this post, i realize that it won’t be possible. Can you shed light on the difficulties of having same meter for EV charging and for domestic purpose? Because the more I search on internet more I am scared to buy an EV instead of ICE.

This blog post and the related discussion is definitely not intended to scare anyone from adopting the EV life. Rather, the whole purpose of this platform is to act as a guide to the general people so that everyone can confidently adopt EVs.
All of us EV users would be very happy to welcome you to the group of EVians.
All the best!

Thanks a lot. My society is not yet formed, and builder told me that he can’t give NOC for setting up charger from my existing metered connection (MSEB) .Also he told me that as my parking lot is stack parking with upper deck, i can have NOC only once society is formed. As per unofficial conversation with some members, i was informed that they won’t allow setting up charger from my metered connection, citing problems like it can be dangerous for car parked below my deck. Any suggestions how I can tackle this? I mean i will be doomed if i buy a 17 lakh car but without any chance of charging it at home.

I am planning to book Nexon EV this week , Is early bird subsidy incentive still applicable in Maharashtra? Thanks for your time.

Firstly, apologies was a very late response.
I don’t know how charging on a stack parking can be dangerous to any vehicle. The car owners themselves can sit inside the NexonEV with AC on while the car charges. So I do not understand what dangers can the charging cause to the car below/adjacent.
If the worry is related to electric current getting leaked onto the stack frame, then I suppose, the motors operating the stack itself can be equally risky.
It is not like we are going to manually sit and feed spoonfuls of electricity in the car battery.
As regards a perceived fire hazard (as many cars globally have exploded while being “fast charged”), the battery chemistry is the key here. NexEV has Li-Fe-Po battery chemistry which is far more safer and does not face thermal runaway as opposed to Li-Ion batteries which can combust when they heat up while charging as they are prone to thermal runaway.
However, I have no clue how convenient is setting up the charging point for a stack parking. Similarly, operating the same might be cumbersome as there is seldom any free space to walk around the car on a stack.

Thank you for the information. I will apply for a fresh connection now. Fortunately for me the society has already allocated a tapping point from an existing common area meter. I have fixed my own meter for the society’s benefit so that there is no confusion about the meter reading.

However I feel having a additional power connection would be a better option to remove any doubts in the minds of society members that they are being short changed.


I have booked TATA Nexon EV. Staying in Seawoods Navi Mumbai.

Anyone from Navi Mumbai who has applied and got the new meter for EV charging.

Hello amal ji,

Please provide detail process like this, if anyone from NEV group has taken separate meter from MSEB….!!



Same question here, had a chat with a MSEB official from Nashik who said that we can have a separate meter in apartments , checked online but there is no online option for it , online option is for setting up electric charging station (for multiple vehicles) and not for an individual user.

On contacting MSEB office in Mumbai , the response was that we can’t have. Well this is extremely confusing . Would be great if somebody can clarify it, how to get a separate connection from MSEB in apartments for EV charging.

Hi Sahil,

I am based in Nashik as well and purchased Nexon EV a couple of days back. Could you please tell me if you were able to get a separate meter from MSEB Nashik?

Sorry Avi,I didn’t see your question. I am not from Nashik, but had an accidental conversation with a MSEB engineer from Nashik,who told me that they had provided subsidized meters in Nashik.

I think that it is generally provided to people who live in bungalows and not for apartments.Because I live in Navi Mumbai and on enquiring I was informed that I will be provided only if I live in a bungalow.

Dear Mr Amal,
Your blog is very informative and really helps us.
I too have purchased a Nexon EV and facing similar problem regarding charger installation. I too stay in Western suburbs.
Could you possibly share the contact details of your electrical contractor.

Hello All!
Many thanks for the positive reviews and comments on this blog.
Since I have observed that there is a general query as regards the process for a separate meter from MSEB/MSEDCL, I request any user who has been through the process to please respond to this comment and share their experience with me on email. I would be happy to crystallize the same into an equally helpful blog for everyone with due credits to the contributors.
Thanks again!

Its a great initiative as well as informative blog will be really helpful for future EV owners
Can you please share contact details of the contractor as i myself live in western suburbs and i am also expecting nexon ev to be delivered in the near future

Great initiatives and very informative. I am expecting EV nexon soon. Want to know about EV charging meter. Is Karnataka giving spl EV meter which have discounted per unit rate?

Dear Amalji,
Very informative blog. My experience with Mahadiscom is:
I am in possesion of Nexon EV since December21. After research( UTube, discusions, Website browsing etc), I appiled online for seperate meter for EV charging and uploaded required documents. I physically visited substation office supplying to my building & handed over the physical copy of documents. The Engineer concerned was unaware & flummoxed as to how 2 meters in one name can be issued. I persuaded him to talk to his higherups and added that MERC order has specified Rs 4.50/KWh plus fixed charges for EV charging. He showed enthusiasm and spoke to his higherups (as promised ) but after lot of followups(Telephonic). He then replied that seperate meter can be given, but Residential rates will be applicable and not flat rate of Rs 4.50 per unit. As my present consumption is less than 300 units(save summers),I abandoned the idea. Since after considering tariff charges+fixed charges+Additional surcharge+GST etc is around 10/unit.

Thanks for your input Sir, i also enquired numerous times in MSEB, in one area (i intentionally visited MSEB not pertaining to my area to check if all MSEB officials are on the same page), the concerned authority said that , he had provided it for some EV owners and it is possible.

Excited, i approached MSEB authority from my area and said that i would like to have subsidized meter for EV. The officer categorically refused that such a scheme has been implemented and that separate subsidized meters are provided only for charging stations (in worse case , to people who live in bungalows which can serve as a charging station).

So i think that my search for subsidized meter from MSEB ends here

Can you give me any link to the official Maharashtra Government notification specifying the details where it allows to get a new meter for private charging purposes and installation of charger in society parking space.


First of all thank you for writing such a wonderful blog to explain the process of new meter connection, it will definitely help lot of people.

I would like to know whether there is anyone from Pune city or from PCMC area available in this nexonowners clud, especially living in a housing society, if yes, can someone please share their experience of getting NOC from the housing society as well as the process of getting new meter connection from MSEB?
I am asking this because I have gone through all the comments above and not seeing anyone from Pune or PCMC who did this setup. I am looking to buy Nexon EV, but wanted to make sure about the MSEB meter connection setup.

Does anyone know the procedure to apply for new meter connection in MSEB in Pune or PCMC city?

Kindly share the details if anyone have.

I will request you to raise this query on the NexonEV Owners (Maharashtra) Telegram group for a more reliable & quick response. Since I have only dealt with Adani in Mumbai and also the LEC (Licenced Electrical Contractor) I appointed was based in Mumbai, neither of us can help as regards MSEB serviced areas.


I tried to ask a query couple of times here, but both the time, my comment was removed by moderator.

May I know the reason behind this? If this is not the right forum to ask queries, then please suggest where I can post my queries.


I dont know what tech issue you faced as regards your comments on my post. As per my understanding none of your comments were removed.

Hi Amal,
Your information is bang on. However, my housing society needs help with this information as my EV will be the first EV in entire society who is looking to install a new meter. However, they need some sort of official document from the government that separate meter is allowed for charging. As per your tagline itself, you have this information from 2018 Policy of Maharashtra State for EVs & Related Infra. Could you please provide this document and highlight where exactly does it mention that we are allowed to install separate meter for charging EV’s? Your help will be highly appreciated

Hi Milin,
Thanks for the kind words of appreciation.
I do not have the document handy. However, it was re-confirmed in the GR issued by the MH Govt. You will have to refer to 2 GRs.
1st one issued in February 2018 & 2nd one issued in July 2021.
Request you to kindly search the same online on the MH govt portal.

I m having some color related problems back side of the front co driver side mud guard, there some color damage it self only. Is any one have this type of problems.

Thank you for making efforts to do such a detailed write-up. This is very helpful. I am getting my EV this week and was wondering about such a separate metered connection.. I have a query – are the electricity charges different/ higher for EV charging if we take a separate meter ? Look forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Sourabh

Hi Amal,

Thank you for this informative update. Like listed by you I am currently fighting at this stage.

My Society refused the permission to me to pull the wire from the Electrical Shaft as it is already nearly fully occupied, and they wished to keep it open for future common amenities like JIO Fiber.

What can be done in this case please help. Also if you could help with the LEC (Licenced Electrical Contractor) contact details for the same.

Very informative. I’m located in Powai and considering buying an EV. However, the difference is that I stay in a rented apartment and even though my owner is okay with EV installation, the society is unsure about the technology and power consumption. Can you suggest how difficult it is to get this additional meter currently in Mumbai (oct 2022)?

I stay in Navi Mumbai and I am facing same issues. I recently visited MSEB office for getting separate meter for ev charging. The response i got is no separate meter for flat owners is provided. Is there anyone from Navi Mumbai who can guide me through this process and any contacts please.

Hi Amal,
It is great for someone to take efforts to provide well informative blog; it will be really helpful for EV owners. I am told there is concept of Green Meter for which we need to approach MSEB, even if our main meter is with Adani. Any idea on this, how does it work ? I am also trying to find out. MSEDCL does have online form facilities for EV connection but probably, it is only possible, if there is consumer no. of any nearby meter, which, in Mumbai may not be possible.

Be that as it may, if anyone has some inputs to give, please do so.


What about possibility of dedicated EV meter installation in Pondicherry? Should I install 7.2 KW charger via my existing one?

you can install , better to have a dedicated meter for EV… helps to manage power in a better way, to have seperate wiring from grid. also, your local Eelctric company should be able to have a EV plan

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