In a move that will make open access non-viable for consumers in Haryana, cross-subsidy for all the categories of consumers in Haryana has been hiked significantly. The increase is in the range of 83% to 281%, making it more difficult to sourcing power through open access.
In the recent tariff order released by Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) on 29th May, 2014, the cross-subsidy surcharge has been hiked significantly, as shown in the graph and table below:
Apart from the extremely high cross-subsidy surcharge, consumers have also been burdened with an additional surcharge of Rs 0.50/kWh. HERC has levied the additional surcharge with respect to the stranded capacity due to the open access consumer availing power from alternate sources.
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Contributed by Mithun Dubey.