The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Com-mission (HPERC) recently came up with its order on the Average Pooled Power Purchase Cost (APPC) for the financial year 2016-17.The definition of APPC followed by HPERC is in line with the CERC defini-tion and can be read as:

“Pooled Cost of Purchase means The weighted average pooled 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 long-term and short-term, but excluding those based on renewable en-ergy sources, as the case may be.”

The APPC for the financial year 16-17 has been deter-mined as Rs. 4.16 per Unit, by the commission which shall continue for further period with such variation or modification as may be ordered by the Commission for the next financial year.

The APPC for FY 16-17 is 8.23% higher as compared to the APPC of FY 15-16.The graph given below depicts the APPC’s determined by HPERC over last four years and how the APPC rates have in-creased over the past three years :



The regulation can be accessed here.