APERC RELEASES RETAIL TARIFF ORDER FOR FY 2017-18:

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has released an order dated 31st March, 2017 regarding the Tariff for Retail Sale of Electricity during 2017-18.

 

The below table gives the comparison between the new tariff determined from FY 2017-18 and FY 2016-17 and % change in the tariff from  FY 2016-17 and FY 2017-18 for different categories:

 

Wheeling Charges:

The tariff included the wheeling charges for FY 2017-18 and they are given as follows:


No information about wheeling loss has been given in this order.

 

Cross Subsidy Surcharge:

The Cross Subsidy Surcharge (CSS) for FY 2017-18 has been given below for different categories:

The regulation can be accessed here

MPERC RELEASES TARIFF ORDER FOR LV, HV AND EHV CONSUMERS:

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) in its order dated 1st April 2016 has determined the tariff for Low Voltage (LV), High Voltage (HV) and Extra High Voltage (EHV). A summary of the tariff for HV3 consumers which includes Industrial, Non-industrial and Shopping Malls has been given in the table below:

The order can be accessed here

GERC Determines tariff for small hydro power projects for FY 2016-17

The GERC (Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission) on 14th December 2016 finalized the tariff for Renewable Sources of Energy (small, mini & micro hydro projects). The tariff will be applicable for the projects to be commissioned during the year 2016-17.

Previously in the September 2016, the commission notified a draft for the determination of the RE tariff and invited comments and suggestion. After considering all the submitted comments and suggestions the commission has come out with the final tariff. The brief details of the tariff finalized are provided in the table below:

Wheeling of power for third party sale from the small hydro projects will be allowed on payment of transmission charges, wheeling charges and losses of energy fed into the grid, as applicable to normal open access consumers.

The small hydro projects who desire to wheel electricity under third party open access has to pay 50% of cross subsidy surcharge as applicable to normal open access consumers. Also, additional surcharge as determined by the Commission from time to time shall also be applicable for selling power to third party under open access.

The regulation can be accessed here.

RERC Draft Solar Tariff Policy for FY 2016-17

Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) recently  proposed a levelized tariff under a draft regulation (RERC Terms & Conditions for Determination of Tariff for Renewable Energy Sources Regulations, 2016) issued for Solar power generators of the state.

The graph below depicts the change in the tariff from the past year:

 

RERC has invited the comments and suggestions by 13th September 2016 on the same. The tariff proposed for FY 16-17 is much lower than the tariff of previous year in case of both Solar PV and Rooftop Solar PV, It can be said that the reason behind the reduction in the tariff of Solar PV is because of decreasing prices of Solar PV cells.

The regulation can be accessed here.

 

MPERC Determines Tariffs for Solar Power Projects

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission recently released its tariff order for energy procured from solar power based projects for the control period from 31st March 2016 to 31st 2019. The tariff determined by the Commission in this will be applicable to the following Projects located in the State of Madhya Pradesh and selling electricity to the distribution licensees within Madhya Pradesh only:-

(a) Solar PV Power Plants

(b) Solar Thermal Power Plants

The Commission came out; vide its proposal for categorization of solar PV and thermal projects as well as for fixing the norms for technological specific parameters.

The Commission has fixed the normative capital costs inclusive of all components as well as taxes etc. for solar thermal and solar PV projects by keeping in line with the CERC benchmark capital cost of Rs. 12 Crore and 5.3crores per MW for 2016-17. The graphs below gives a comparison of the Capital cost and levelized tariff from the previous control period:

 

The MPERC Regulation can be accessed here.

The MPERC Previous tariff Order can be accessed here.

 

HPERC Electricity Tariff for 2016-17

HPSEBL recently proposed a tariff increase of about 33% with the projected additional revenue requirement of Rs. 1556.70 Crores for 2016-17. The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission after hearing the stake holders accepted additional requirement of Rs. 154.48 Crores and the corresponding increase in tariff.

The table given below depicts the marginal increase in the tariff for domestic category:

The order can be accessed here.

MERC Determination of Generic Tariff for Renewable Energy for FY 2016-17

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission came up with its Draft order on the MERC (Terms and Conditions for Determination of Renewable Energy (RE) Tariff) Regulations, 2015, (“the RE Tariff Regulations”) on 1st April, 2016.The RE Tariff Regulations specify the Terms and Conditions and the Procedure for determination of Generic Tariff by the Commission. The graph below gives a comparison of the RE tariff determined in year 2014-15, 2015-16 to 2016-17 for wind and mini & micro hydro generating stations.

In the Draft Generic Tariff Order for FY 2016-17, the normative Capital Cost for the Solar PV power projects for FY 2016-17 was not declared by CERC and accordingly, the Commission proposed to consider the same Capital Cost of Rs. 605.85 lakh/MW for the Solar PV Projects to be commissioned in the period from 1 April, 2016 to 31 March, 2017.

The graph below gives comparison of Generic Tariffs for Solar Projects in the period from 2016– 21017 to the previous year. The tariff has been determined with AD benefits depending on the type of solar project as follows.:

 

The Generic Tariffs for Wind Energy Projects in the period from 1 April, 2016 to 31 March, 2017 have been determined as follows.  The discount factor for levelisation of Tariff for Wind Energy Projects works out to 10.54%.

The Commission has invited Comments, suggestions and objections from the public and stake-holders, including RE Developers, Distribution Licensees, MEDA, electricity consumers, etc. are on this draft Suo Moto Order.

The Order can be accessed here.

 

KERC Tariff Revision 2017

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission in its order dated 30th March 2016, approved the retail supply tariff for 2016-17. The tariff hike proposed by KERC for domestic category and industrial consumers and a comparison of the existing and new tariff approved by the commission can be seen in the table below:

The table below is the cross subsidy charges worked out as per the different the consumer category.

The order can be accessed here.

MPERC Retail Tariff for FY 16-17

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) through an order dated 5th April 2016 has finalized the retail tariff for the state for FY 16-17.

The tariff defined by the commission is given below:

The tariff given by the commission for industrial consumer did not see any change between the tariff of FY 13-14 & FY 14-15. But has increased from FY 15-16 to FY 16-17. The graphs below shows the change in the tariff category wise and the % change in tariff year on year respectively.

 

 

 

Wheeling Charges: The wheeling charges have increased for voltage level up to 33kV from Rs. 0.23 per unit to 0.27.

Cross Subsidy Surcharge: The cross subsidy surcharge for FY 16-17 has reduced

Transmission losses: The EHT transmission loss is set at 5.32% and for 33 kV (only 33 kV systems) @ 5.83%.

Industrial Tariff: The industrial tariff has increased from 5.25 Rs/kWh to 5.70 Rs/kWh (132kV)

Transmission Charges: The transmission charges for FY 16-17 will be Rs. 0.60 per unit.

The commission has also mentioned that the wheeling and cross subsidy surcharge will not be applicable for consumer availing open access from all RE sources.

The commission order can be accessed here.

 

 

UERC determines Levelised tariff for Rooftop and Small Solar PV Power Plant

Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency, had filed a petition seeking determination of Levelised tariff for Rooftop and Small Solar PV Power Plant as per the revised subsidy scheme notified by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India (MNRE).

While fixing the tariff for FY 2015-16 in respect of Rooftop and Small Solar PV Power Plants, the Commission had considered applicable level of subsidy of 30% in accordance with the RE Regulations, 2013. Later MNRE vide its notification dated 03.08.2015 reduced the subsidy level for such plants to 15% suspending the earlier notification. Finally MNRE revised the level of subsidy for these plants based on category of project developers as given in the table below.

Considering the benchmark capital cost specified for FY 2015-16 the Commission has determined the applicable tariffs corresponding to level of subsidy for Grid-Connected Rooftop and Small Solar PV Power Plants as requested by UREDA as under:

UREDA would certify the amount of subsidy available to the Grid-Connected Rooftop and Small Solar PV Power Plants and the admissible tariffs applicable for such plants.

 

The order can be accessed  here.

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