Telangana cross subsidy surcharge under Sections 39, 40 and 42 of the Electricity Act, 2003 for FY 2015-16

The Northern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited (TSNPDCL) and Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited (TSSPDCL) filed separatePetitions under Sections 64 of the Electricity Act, 2003, before the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC or the Commission) on 7th February, 2015 for approval of Aggregate Revenue Requirement (ARR) and Tariff proposal for Retail Supply Business for FY 2015-16. The Licensees have also filed their proposals of determination of Cross Subsidy Surcharge for FY 2015-16

The Commission, in this Order, in exercise of powers conferred on it under Sections 39,40, and 42 of the Electricity Act, 2003 and all other powers enabling it in that behalf, herebyspecifies the Cross Subsidy Surcharge applicable to different categories of consumers availing open access in Transmission and Distribution system at different voltages during FY 2015-16, as indicated hereinafter

Cross Subsidy Surcharge approved for FY 2015-16

FY 2015-16 Cross Subsidy Surcharge as per NTP (Rs./kWh)
HT Category at 11 kV NPDCL SPDCL
HT-I Industry General 2.00 2.07
HT-II Others 3.14 3.98
HT-III Airports, Bus & Rly Stns. 2.55 3.32*
     
HT Category at 33 kV    
HT-I Industry General 1.54 1.29
HT-II Others 3.04* 3.22
     
HT Category at 132 kV    
HT-I Industry General 0.83 0.93
HT-II Others 2.90* 2.98*
FY 2015-16 Cross Subsidy Surcharge as per NTP (Rs./kWh)
HT-III Airports, Bus & Rly Stns.   1.51
HT-V Railway Traction   1.42 1.42

*The surcharge rates calculated found to be abnormally high as the volume of energy consumption for this sub-sector is very low as compared to the cost of service. The Commission decided to normalize the Cross- Subsidy rates comparing with those of HT- II Others (which have highest Tariff).

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