State owned distribution companies in Rajasthan namely; Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JdVVNL) and Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) have filed petitions for APPC determination of FY13 and FY14 respectively. The commission had previously declared provisional APPCs for both.
Before going in to the details, it is pertinent to note the definition of APPC being followed by Rajasthan –
“Pooled Cost of Power Purchase: The weighted average price at which the distribution licensee has purchased the electricity including cost of self generation, if any, in the previous year from all the energy suppliers, excluding short term power purchases and those based on renewable energy.”
Unlike other states Rajasthan excludes short-term power purchases also, along with renewable power purchases.
RERC had finalized a provisional tariff of Rs. 2.75 per unit for FY13 as per its order dated 11th Jan 2013. Whereas, in the current petition based on audited accounts JdVVNL has asked for approval of Rs. 2.6713 per unit as per audited accounts of FY12.
Comment invited by 5th March 2014.
In case of JVNNL, RERC has been asked to finalize the APPC of FY14 as Rs. 3.0865 per unit as per audited accounts of FY13.
Comments invited by 28th February 2014.
Our previous blogpost on Rajasthan APPC can be read here.
Blogposts on all other states APPC can be read here.