The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has determined the distribution and transmission tariff for FY 2017-18. The last time they had determined tariff was in 2014 which means that the tariff has changed after 3 years. The energy charges for different categories is as follows:



The tariff for industrial and domestic categories hasn’t changed at all. Same is the case with domestic tariff.


Wheeling Charges: 21.06 Paisa/Unit

Wheeling loss: 2.45%

Cross subsidy surcharge: 1.67 Rs/kWh

The transmission tariff was also determined by the TNERC. It is as follows:


Transmission charges: 3037.30 Rs/MW/day

Transmission loss: 3.81%


The distribution and generation tariff can be accessed here. The transmission tariff can be accessed here.

AERC releases retail tariff for FY 2017-18

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) in an order dated  31st March released tariff for FY 2017-18 for the Assam Power Distribution Corporation Limited (APDCL). The change in energy charge from last year to this year has been depicted in the following table:



The tariff has increased since the last year specially for HT II industries and commercial users for who the tariff has increased significantly. There has been an increase in the CSS as well this year.

The open access charges are as follows:


Cross Subsidy Surcharge: The CSS for FY 2017-18 is Rs 1.31/kWh

Wheeling Charge : The wheeling charge applicable for FY 2017-18 is Rs 0.23/kWh

 Wheeling Loss: The wheeling loss at 11 kV is 11% and that at 33 kV is 5%

Transmission Loss: The transmission loss for Assam has been determined as 3.49%


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.



APERC Finalizes Tariff for FY 15-16

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has finalized the tariff for the electricity consumer of the state. The tariff will be applicable during FY 15-16.

The graph below gives comparison between the new tariff determined for FY 15-16 and the tariff of FY 14-15 and the % increase in tariff for different categories.

Wheeling charges: The tariff order did not include the wheeling charges and wheeling losses. Below is the wheeling charges and wheeling losses given by the commission in its multiyear tariff order (Order dated 09.04.2014) , which was given before the bifurcation of the state.

Wheeling loss: 

The order given by the commission has not given any clarity on the determination of cross subsidy surcharge and any other charges besides the above.

The tariff order can be accessed here.


MPERC determines retail tariff for FY15

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) through an order (dated 24th May 2014), has determined the retail tariff for FY 14- 15.       

The new tariff determined for FY15 is same as it was for FY14, The summary of the new tariff for INDUSTRIAL, NON-INDUSTRIAL consumers can be found in the table below –

Wheeling Charges –

Transmission Charges – T
he transmission charges for FY 14-15 has been calculated as Rs .48 per unit, applicable for a consumer having contract demand of 1MW or above. 

Cross-subsidy surcharge – The Cross-Subsidy Surcharge has been computed as Rs .39 per unit.

Transmission losses – The transmission losses for FY 14-15 have been calculated as 3%.

Aforementioned wheeling charges and cross subsidy surcharges are not applicable to consumers availing open access from renewable sources of energy.

The details on this tariff can be read on Page 189 of the Retail Tariff

Our latest Blog post on the retail tariff can be read here

Contributed by – Dheeraj Babariya

Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh hike Industrial Tariffs

The retail tariff order for FY 2013-14, rolled out by Hon’able APERC, has brought a major setback for the industries of the state. The hike in tariff was quite significant as it implies that industries dependent on grid power will receive inflated power bills. Evidently, this steep hike has also attracted much of agitation in the form of protests from various organizations.

The tariffs have been hiked for all categories, low tension domestic, commercial and high tension industrial consumers. Industries connected to 33 kV HT line will now be paying 21.2 % more i.e. Rs. 5.30 per unit as compared to Rs. 4.37 per unit for previous fiscal (FY 2012-13). The upward movement of tariff can be seen in the table below:

Though the retail tariff order may seem outrageous to many, in our opinion it is going to be a big push for solar captives in the state, based on the fact that it would just improve the economics as far as having an in-house solar captive power plant is concerned. An attractive solar policy with many incentives on offer in the state of Andhra Pradesh also backs up this assertion to a greater extent.

MPERC also increased tariff for industrial consumers by 3.9 % which though is not as steep as that mandated by APERC, but just goes to show how various states device methods to rescue their cash-strapped DISCOMs.

The APERC retail tariff order for FY 2013-14 can be found here.

Relevant media coverage on the issue can be found in the following links –

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