The Puducherry Electrical energy Division (PED) has revised tariff for home, excessive stress (Industrial) and HT and EHT industrial classes of shoppers.
The revised tariff construction for 2021-22 fiscal, which can take retrospective impact from April 1, was authorized by the Joint Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (JERC) for the State of Goa and Union Territories.
In a major departure from current billing regime, the JERC has authorized migration to a kVAh based mostly tariff for the HT/EHT, industrial and industrial classes with an goal to enhance system optimisation and increase income.
“This various billing system, which is already prevalent in different States, is predicted to realize the dual targets of encouraging shoppers to take care of energy issue prudently via use of capacitors in addition to slender the income hole for the utility,” an official mentioned.
With a view to meet the income hole projection of about ₹388 crore for 2021-22, the Fee has authorized a median tariff hike of two.25% whereas enhancing the regulatory surcharge from 4% to five% for the present fiscal, the JERC mentioned.
For home and cottage sector shoppers within the 0-100 models slab, the mounted month-to-month cost is unchanged at ₹40 whereas the power cost has been raised from ₹1.50 per kWh to ₹1.55 per kWh.
For the 101-200 models per thirty days class, the tariff has been raised from ₹2.55 per kWh to ₹2.60 kWh, from ₹4.50 per kWh to ₹4.65 per kWh (201-300 models per thirty days) and from ₹5.90 to ₹6.05 per kWh (above 300 models per thirty days).
The mounted month-to-month costs for these three segments stays unchanged at ₹ 45 per thirty days.
There is no such thing as a change within the lifeline companies (0-50 models) of ₹ 1.
Within the industrial class, the mounted month-to-month cost has been introduced down from ₹130 per thirty days to ₹75 per thirty days within the 0-100, 101-250 and above 250 models per thirty days consumption classes.
The power costs have been hiked from ₹5.60 to ₹5.70 per kWh for the 0-100 models slab, from ₹6.65 to ₹6.75 per kWh for the 101-250 slab and from ₹7.40 to ₹7.50 per kWh for the above 250 models per thirty days phase.
Considerably, within the HT Industrial (for contract demand as much as 5,000 kVA), the power cost has been introduced down from ₹565/kWh to ₹545/kWh whereas the mounted month-to-month cost has been saved unchanged at ₹420/kVa/month.
For LT industries, the mounted month-to-month cost is down from ₹130 per thirty days to ₹50/kW/month whereas the power tariff has been hiked from ₹5.95 per kWh to ₹6.05 kWh.
“One of many main modifications is the appliance of mounted month-to-month costs on HT/EHT class industrial and industrial shoppers on the premise of related load whereas within the current tariff construction, the quantity was being levied on a kilo watt hour foundation,” mentioned an official with the Puducherry Electrical energy Division.
In keeping with this, power costs are levied based mostly on obvious power (kVAh) consumption which eliminates requirement of charging energetic (kWh) energy and reactive energy (kVArh) individually.
For HT industries (11 kV/22 kV/33kV), the mounted month-to-month cost stays at ₹420/kVA/month whereas power cost has been lowered from the prevailing ₹5.50 kWh to ₹5.30 kVAh. For EHT industrial shoppers, the mounted month-to-month cost stays at ₹480/kVA whereas the power cost has been introduced down from ₹5.20/kWh to ₹5.10 KVAh.
The benefit with kVAh billing is that it encourages shoppers to take care of “close to unity energy issue” to realize loss discount, enhance system stability, energy high quality and voltage profile.
In its observations, the JERC famous that it had weighed over the affect of decrease gross sales, rebate obtained in energy buy value and another parameters on account of COVID 19 as a part of APR (Annual Efficiency Evaluate) for FY 2020-21 and regarded the precise affect of COVID 19 on varied parameters of ARR (Combination Income Requirement) whereas finishing up the truing up for the FY 2020-21.