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1.0  Background

1.01 Overview of the Power Sector in Bihar

The power sector in Bihar has been badly affected due to bifurcation of the State into Bihar and Jharkhand States in 2000. In the residual area under State of Bihar, it has few big industries and there are no coal or other mineral mines. DVC, which was a major power producer and supplier in valley area, has gone to Jharkhand. Major generating plants of State Government at Patratu, Tenughat and Subernrekha H.E. have also gone to Jharkhand. There has been drastic change in the pattern of category wise consumption in Bihar. Almost 60% energy is consumed in domestic and irrigation sector, which gives very low return. The average per capita consumption which was 152 units before bifurcation of the state has now come down to about 76 units in the residual Bihar, against the national average close to 600 units.

2.0 BIHAR STATE ELECTRICITY BOARD

2.01 (i)The Bihar State Electricity Board came into being on 1st April 1958 and was created under Section 5 of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 [“ESA”] Under the provisions of the ESA, the duties of the Board were, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity within the state in an efficient and economic manner in coordination with generating companies, if any, operating in the state. In exercise of the power conferred by the proviso to 172 (a) of the Electricity Act’2003, the Govt. of Bihar has allowed the BSEB to continue to function as State Transmission Utility and a licensee for extended period.

(ii) The Board organisation consists of Board Headquarters, Area/Zonal offices and field offices. At Headquarters level, in addition to Chairman and Members, various branches are functioning under departmental Heads viz O&M, Commercial, Stores & Purchase, Rural electrification, Transmission, Transmission (O&M&CLD), Tele Communication, Civil, Technical Services, Finance/Accounts, Personnel, Legal, Secretariat, Planning, Anti power theft & Energy accounting. Two Generating plants are headed by GM-cum-CE. For distribution of supply, 7 Electric Supply Areas headed by GM-cum-CE are functioning. There are 16 Supply Circles and 66 Supply divisions supported by subdivisions and Sections under their control. On transmission side, there are two Zones headed by GM-cum-CE and 7 transmission circles besides divisions and subdivisions. Revenue accounting/billing is done from division (in some cases sub-division) offices for all categories of consumers except HT-I, II, EHT, RTS-I &II and HTSS whose billing is done from circle offices. At present there are 1216 officers and 14966 workmen in Board. The entire establishment, with a few exceptions, is under Pension-cum-Gratuity Scheme.

2.02 Generation

At present, Bihar has two thermal generating plants located at Muzaffarpur and Barauni whose total installed capacity is 540MW. The only Hydel generating plant at Kosi has been transferred to Bihar State Hydro Power Corporation. The Present Status of the thermal plants are given below :-

Name

(i) Barauni T.P.S

Unit Capacity
Date of Commissioning
Present status
Unit 1,2,3,

have been retired

Unit 4

50 MW

9-11-1969
Shut down since 24-4-96
Unit 5

50 MW

1-12-1971

- do - 15-3-95

Unit 6

110 MW

1-12-1984

Running under deteriorated Condition

Unit 7

110 MW

31.03.1985

- do -

(ii) Muzaffarpur T.P.S

Unit 1

110 MW

31-3-1985
Both units under shut down since October 2003
Unit 2

110 MW

17-3-1986

No new generating station or additional unit at existing generating station is under execution. Hence, practically entire power requirement is dependent upon share given to Bihar in Central generating plants located in eastern region. This position is not likely to change in next two years.

2.03 Transmission

2.3.1. Bihar has a reasonable Transmission system. At present there is one 400 KV line between Biharshariff and Tenughat (in Jharkhand). However, only 75 Km line from Biharshariff to Kodarma (Border of Jharkhand) is owned by Bihar and at present this line is charged on 220 KV.

2.3.2. There is a network of 12 Transmission lines of 220 KV through which all major grids are linked. Total circuit length of 220 KV line is 957.02 Km. In addition, there are 61 transmission lines of 132 KV whose total circuit length is 3648.71 Km.

2.3.3. There are 5 numbers of 220 KV/132KV Grid Stations and 44 nos of 132/33 KV grid stations. At Chandauti, Sonenagar and Karamnasa provision for 132/25 KV has been done to meet Railway traction loads. The total installed capacity at 220KV/132KV and 132KV/33KV is 1300 MVA and 2077.9 MVA respectively. The existing capacity is adequate to meet 1000 to 1100 MW of system demand. Details of existing system is given in Annexure-I.

For further load growth and to meet future need, major investment in transmission lines and grid stations has been planned and the work is under execution.

2.04 Sub Transmission and Distribution System

There are 357 numbers of 33/11 KV P.S.Ss covering entire State. Their total installed capacity is 2525 MVA. There are a large number of 33KV lines whose circuit length is 5543 KM. There are 35415 distribution substations of various capacity like 500KVA, 200 KVA, 100KVA, 63KVA, 25KVA etc., whose total capacity is 2955 MVA. The total length of 11KV and LT distribution line (3 phase and 1 phase) is about 34639 Km and 65655 Km respectively. Districtwise breakup of this is given in Annexure-II.

2.05 System's Load carrying Capacity

Except for a few locations, the major drawal of power from Central Sector is on 220 KV. So against 1300 MVA transformer capacity at 220 KV level, about 1000 to 1100 MW power can be drawn. This provides marginal extra capacity to meet any emergency in operations. Utilisation of power to meet consumers load above 33 KV is less than 10%. Thus, about 900 MW power is being distributed through 33KV, 11KV and L.T. system. There is adequate extra capacity to handle 200 MW to 300 MW additional power within reasonable loading conditions of the transmission and distribution system. Thus even existing system has adequate surplus capacity to cater the normal load growth for next 2 years but the constraint is on account of share allocation in the central sector generating stations. Besides, there may be some system constraints in a few districts as a local phenomenon.

2.06 Consumer profile

Category wise number of consumers and its growth during the past three years, along with Category wise load of last year is given below :-

Sl.No.
Category
Status
As on
31-3-03
As on
31-3-04
As on
31-3-05
Connected Load MW
As on 31-3-05
1.
Domestic
Registered
1465290
1599716
1733195
162733
Effective
1155429
1251515
1413622
1211098
 
2.
Non Domestic
Registered
243430
258561
266672
371285
Effective
123534
125235
139256
220151
3.
LT (Ind.)
Registered
62879
64222
68098
455304
Effective
11395
10613
15037
118080
4.
HT (Ind.)
Registered
855
870
1001
358036
Effective
508
496
647
235883
5.
Street Light
Registered
1478
1555
1555
21347
Effective
502
482
503
13388
6.
Irrigation
Registered
166170
170057
170057
370029
Effective
50606
56379
54802
155619
7.
State T.W.
Registered
5916
5943
5993
91484
Effective
2246
2423
2487
43541
8.
Public Water Work
Registered
1199
1212
1212
39500
Effective
764
820
783
24500
9.
Railway Traction
Registered
12
12
13
99000
Effective
12
12
13
99000
Grand Total
Registered
1947229
2102148
2247797
3458718
Effective
1344996
1447973
1627150
2121260

The average annual growth in number of consumers is app 7.0%.

3.0 POWER REQUIREMENT, AVAILABILITY AND COST OF POWER.

3.01 Maximum Demand

Due to limited availability of power, on the basis of share allotted by Govt. of India in the central sector generating plants in eastern region, the maximum demand recorded during past three years is restricted (as per availability) and not the actual system maximum demand. The maximum

demand met and load under shedding at that time is given below :-

YEAR
MAXIMUM RESTRICTED DEMAND MET (M.W.)
DATE
TIME
OF
THE
DAY
SOURCE OF POWER AVAILABILITY
LOAD SHEDDING AT THAT TIME (M.W.)
FY 03
914
14.10.02
22.00 Hrs.
BSEB Gen- 112
TTPS Gen.- 195

C.S.Drawal- 607

240
FY 04
890
6-03-04
18.30 Hrs.
BSEB Gen- 40
C.S.Drawal- 850
310
FY 05
942
20.09.04
21.00 Hrs.
BSEB Gen-30
C.S.Drawal- 912
300
FY06 Till June,05
973
12-06-05
20.00 Hrs.
BSEB Gen-35
C.S.Drawal- 938
380

 

 

 

 

3.02Energy available in system

There are four available sources of power viz (i) Own generation (ii) Central Sector Generation (iii) BSHPC and (iv) Nepal. Actual Power received in Board's system during past two years and estimate for current year, from various sources, is given below:-

Generating Source
Energy in MU.

FY 04

(Actual)

FY 05

(Actual)

Estimated for FY06

(Estimated)

(i) Farakka-NTPC

1689.047
1870.239
2345
(ii) Kahalgaon-NTPC
995.087
1375.858
1866
(iii) Talchar-NTPC
2119.370
2225.244
2200
(iv) Anta-(NREB)-NTPC
--
--
--
(v) Chukka/PTC
473.503
450.152
450
(vi) Rangit- NHPC
80.437
102.763
100
(vii) NTPC (NVVN)
5.800
--
Sub total from Central Sector
5363.244
6024.256
6961

Less loss in regional Transmission system 3%/3.7%

(-) 160.897
(-) 180.727
(-)258

Net energy received from Central Sector

5202.347
5843.529
6703
(vii) B.S.H.P.C.
42.297
39.631
40
(viii) Nepal
158.335
97.477
100

(ix) Own generation(Net) after auxiliary consumption

296.050
122.700
138

Total energy received in system.

5699.029
6103.337
6981
(x) Impact of U.I. exchange
(+) 211.274
(+) 270.359
(+)200
Net energy received
5910.303
6373.696
7181

Source wise, month wise energy received and its total cost for FY 04 and FY 05 is given in enclosed Annexure-III.

Month wise exchange of power under U.I. for FY04 and FY05 along with CERC's approved rate for exchange of power at different frequency levels is enclosed as Annexure-IV.

3.03 Details of category wise sale of energy during past three years

Due to very low generation and total dependence on central sector power, the load growth has not been uniform and has become restricted in nature. But taking the power handled by BSEB as guideline, the average yearly growth in energy demand is expected to be about 4 % which is also reflected in the system's maximum demand recorded during past 3 years (refer clause 3.01). Consumption under different categories of consumers during the year 04, and FY05 and estimated consumption during FY06 and revenue billed for sale of energy is given in following table.

Statement showing Category wise Sale of Energy and Revenue

Sl.No
Category
Sale of energy in MU
Revenue billed from Sale of energy in Rs. crore
FY 04
(Actual)
FY 05
(Actual)
FY06
Estimat-ed
FY 04
(Actual)
FY 05
(Actual)
FY06
Estimated
1.
Domestic
1111.20
1132.25
1258
198.46
202.22
224.68
2.
Non-Domestic
280.01
282.36
302
121.17
122.19
135.76
3.
Public Lighting
21.86
21.90
24
6.34
6.35
6.96
4.
Irrigation
1068.53
1153.72
1282
35.14
35.86
39.84
5.

Public Water Works

174.64
178.68
190
48.90
50.03
52.64
6.
Industrial L.T.
119.27
110.00
131
52.12
48.07
53.32
7.
Industrial H.T.
603.44
595.54
662
281.37
277.69
308.68
8.
Railway
309.48
338.02
375
152.77
172.08
190.91
9.
Inter State Sale
& U.I. Sale
194.97
259.51
300
51.00
70.01
80.93
Total
3883.40
4071.98
4524
947.27
984.50
1093.72

3.04Losses

(a)Transmission & Distribution losses

The computation of losses in the Board's system is not very accurate because due to various reasons, it has not been possible to provide meters in all the 132 KV, 33 KV and 11 KV lines. Moreover, a large number of consumers are billed on flat rate tariff. In absence of metering units, it is only a rough estimate of energy losses in transmission and distribution. The same is estimated to be about 38 % during FY06. Projected T&D losses during FY 07 is estimated to be 36% due to various measures taken/being taken.

FY 04
(Actual)
FY 05
(Actual)
FY06
(Estimated)
(i)
Total energy in System
5910.303
6373.696
7181
(ii)
Units billed
3883.40
4071.98
4524
(iii)
T & D losses
34.30%
36.11%
37%

(b) AT & C losses

The AT & C losses for last three years is given below:-

Year
Availability of Power (in MU)
X
Amount realised against the
billed units
(Rs. in crore)
Average cost of units sold p/unit
Units sold
(in MU)
Y

At & C loss

Units MU
(X- Y)
In %
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
FY04
5910
793.32
2.48
3199
2711
45.87%
FY05
6554
840.11
2.48
3388
3166
48.30%
FY06
7226
936.76
2.48
3777
3449
47.73%

In some reports of GOI/Agency the AT & C losses for Bihar is much higher. A committee is proposed to examine this issue.

3.05Projected own generation during FY06 and FY07

Board's own generation was about 121 MU during FY 06 because major renovation of Muzaffarpur TPS and Barauni T.P.S. has not yet started. The repair work at Barauni TPS has started and generation is expected to be 500MU during FY07.

3.06Availability of power from other sources.

Keeping in view very low generation of its own units, BSEB will be required to import its full share from NTPC & NHPC's power stations as well as from PTC, BSHPC and Nepal to meet the requirement of the consumers of the Board.

3.07Share allotted in Central Sector generating Stations.

The share allotted to BSEB from various central sector generating stations as well as from Chukka HE Project (Bhutan) is revised from time to time by Govt. of India. The share allocation as was applicable during FY 06 upto 14-11-2005 and the revised share allocation implemented with effect from 15-11-2005 is given in Annexure-V.

A comparative chart based on current allocation of shares has been prepared. The total value of share from Central Sector Station is 111.84 MW and excluding auxiliary it is 1038.235 MW. The Chart is enclosed asAnnexure-VI. During FY07 when first phase of Tala HE project will be operational, Board will be able to draw about 163.2 MW additional power as per tentative share.

3.08Purchase of power from NTPC

(i)Farakka Thermal Power Station (FSTPS)

The Farakka Thermal Power Station of NTPC has 3 units of 200 MW each and 2 units of 500 MW each i.e. total installed capacity of 1600 MW. NTPC is required to maintain availability of 80% excluding auxiliary consumption for the purpose of realisation of full fixed charge. Therefore, availability of power from NTPC's Power Station at Farakka on the basis of annual PLF of 80% excluding 7.5625% auxiliary consumption works out to 10365 MU. The BSEB had a share of 22.62% up to 14-11-2005 and revised share of 22.68% with effect from 15-11-2005 shall be entitled to draw 2345 MU of power during FY06 and 2350 MU during FY07. Copy of agreement executed between Board & NTPC for Farakka is enclosed as Annexure-VII.

(ii)Kahalgaon Thermal Power Station (KHSTPS)

NTPC's Power Station at Kahalgaon has 4 units of 210 MW each i.e. total capacity of 840 MW. NTPC is required to maintain 80% availability excluding auxiliary consumption for the purpose of realisation of full Fixed Charge. Therefore availability of power on the basis of annual PLF of 80% excluding auxiliary consumption of 9%, works out to 5357 MU. The BSEB had a share of 32.11% upto 14-11-2005 and revised share of 39.4 % with effect from 15-11-2005 shall be entitled to draw 1866 MU power during FY 06 and 2110 MU during FY 07. Copy of agreement executed between Board and NTPC for Kahalgaon is enclosed as Annexure-VIII.

(iii)Talcher Thermal Power Station (TSPS)

NTPC's power station at Talcher has 2 units of 500MW each i.e. total capacity of 1000MW. NTPC is required to maintain 80 % availability excluding auxiliary consumption for the purpose of realisation of full Fixed Charge. On the basis of annual PLF of 80% excluding auxiliary consumption of 7.5%, the availability of power from Talcher Thermal Power Station works out to 6482 MU. The BSEB had a share of 32.72% up to 14-11-2005 and revised share of 32.5% with effect from 15-11-2005 shall be entitled to draw 2115 MU during FY 06 and 2107 MU during FY 07. However the PLF of Talcher Power Station is quite high and the unit cost is less than the average cost of power from other stations. Therefore energy availability from Talcher Power station has been estimated at 2200 MU during the year FY 06 and also during FY 07. The copy of agreement executed between Board and NTPC for Talcher is enclosed as Annexure-VII.

Thus, the Board would be entitled to draw 6567 MU of power from the NTPC during FY07 if the power stations operate at an annual PLF of 80% excluding auxiliary consumption. But considering the higher level of PLF at Talcher Power Station the total import of energy from NTPC's Power stations during FY 07 has been estimated as follows.-

Sl.No.
Name of Generating Station
FY 07
(i)
F.S.T.P.S.
2350 MU
(ii)
K.H.S.T.P.S.
2110 MU
(iii)
T.S.T.P.S.
2200 MU
Total
6660 MU

3.09 Purchase of Power from Power Trading Corporation of India Limited:

Chukha Power

The Hydel Power Station at Chukha has installed capacity of 336 MW out of which 270 MW is allocated to Eastern Region. The share of BSEB from Chukha Hydel Power Station is 29.63% of the share of E.R. It is expected that BSEB will be able to draw 450 MU during FY 06 and also during FY 07. Copy of agreement executed between and PTC is enclosed as Annexure-VIII.

Tala HE Power

The Tala hydel plant is located in Bhutan and the same is under construction. Bulk of the powers shall be supplied to India in ER. Power Trading corporation will be dealing the commercial operation and import. The total installed capacity of the plant will be 1020 MW consisting of 6 units of 170 MW. The revised target date of completion of the 1st phase of project (3 units of 170MW) is Dec. 2005. So the commercial operation is expected only during FY07. The estimated energy generation after completion of project is given under three different conditions. The minimum is 3962 MU, Maximum is 5743 MU and average is 4866 MU per year under specified conditions. In the EREB meeting tentative share allocation was discussed in which BSEB was given 32% share. Thus during FY07 when 1st phase of project will be in commercial operation, Board may be able to get 778 MU annually on average generation level. The cost of power has not yet been decided and it may not be as per CERC norms because it will be as per International agreement between India and Bhutan. For the purpose of estimated expenditure ad hoc rate of Rs. 2.50 per unit has been adopted in this petition. However, so far no formal power purchase agreement has been executed by constituents of ER.

3.10 Purchase of Power from the NHPC:

The Board also gets power from the Rangeet Hydel Power Station of National Hydro-Electric Power Corp. Ltd. located in the State of Sikkim. The installed capacity of Rangeet Hydel Power Station is 60 MW. As per the policy of the Govt. of India, the allotted share of BSEB from this power station is 35%. It is expected that Board will be able to draw about 100 MU during FY 06 and also during FY 07. Copy of agreement executed between Board and NHPC is enclosed as Annexure-IX.

3.11 Purchase of power from Bihar State Hydro Power Corporation

The BSHPC has commissioned three HE project in Bihar at Barun, Dehri and Valmikinagar. In addition, in July 2003 the Kosi Hydro Electric Generating Station was transferred from BSEB Control to BSHPC. The total installed capacity of BSHPC is 44.1 MW. Copy of Govt of Bihar notification dated 21-6-2003 in respect of Kosi HE Project is enclosed as Annexure-X. Further, Energy Department of Govt. of Bihar has vide notification dated 9-1-1997 fixed the rate of energy for the power generated and supplied by BSHPC to BSEB. The rate was fixed at Rs. 1.50 per unit initially upto 31.3.1996. However rate was increased for subsequent years. The last rate was fixed at Rs. 2.00 per unit applicable up to 31.3.1999. It is mentioned that after March 1999 the rate shall be reviewed. No supporting data for the initial rate or for the subsequent years has been furnished in the notification. Because the rate of Rs. 2.00 per unit has not yet been changed, the Board is paying BSHPC @ 2.00 per unit for the entire power supplied to Board. Copy of tariff notification dated 9-01-1997 is enclosed as Annexure-XI. As per past performance BSEB may be able to draw 40 MU energy annually from BSHPC.

3.12 Purchase of power from Nepal.

Under bilateral agreements between India and Nepal, there is separate working group on exchange of power. The import of power from Nepal to India is taking place at four points viz. (i) RamNagar(132KV) (ii) Raxaul (33KV) (iii) Thakurganj (33KV) (iv) Jogbani (11KV). Details of import of power through these four points during past three years is given in Annexure-XII. There is no rigid agreement regarding quantum of import of power at these points. As is seen from actual import, the present level of import is about 100 MU annually. So, 100 MU import from Nepal has been adopted for the FY 06 and also for FY 07.

Under the arrangement BSEB is also exporting power to Nepal at four locations viz (i) Kataiya-Duhabi (132KV) (ii) Kataiya-Biratnagar (33KV) (iii) Kataiya-Raj Biraj (33KV) and (iv) Sursand-Jaleshar (11KV). Export of power to Nepal is included under interstate sale of power.

3.13 Central Sector Regional and Inter-regional transmission system.

(i) Cost

Impact of Transmission charges on average cost of power is increasing every year due to rapid addition of regional transmission lines and grid substations. Power Grid Corporation has established regional transmission system to match the NTPC generating capacity in the eastern region. In addition there are inter-regional transmission lines as well as HVDC back-to-back Transmission network. The Board has executed bulk power transmission and supply agreement with Power Grid Corporation. Copies of agreements are enclosed as Annexure-XIII & XIV. The consolidated list of regional and inter regional transmission system, as well as their current tariff is enclosed as Annexure-XV.

(ii)Line loss

Line losses in the Central Sector transmission system (eastern region) during past three years has generally varied between 2.7% to over 4%. Accordingly normative losses in Central Sector has been taken as 3% for computation of net energy input to Board's system during FY04, and FY 05. Recently it was observed that increase in the generating capacity (of constituents) and consequential increased loading of transmission lines has increased the losses in central sector transmission system. The ERLDC has informed that now normative central sector losses should be adopted as 3.7%. ERLDC letter is enclosed as Annexure-XVI. Therefore for FY06 and FY07 central sector transmission losses has been taken as 3.7% for computing net energy input.

4.0 ANNUAL REVENUE REQUIREMENT FOR FY07

4.01 Based on estimated energy availability during FY07, all other projections are made accordingly.

4.02 Projected category wise sale of energy during FY07

The T & D losses in Board is estimated to be about 36% in FY07. Based on the trend of load growth (more than one lakh new consumers are added every year), the energy requirement has been worked out category wise in table given below: -

Sl. No
Category
Average % Consumption
as per FY 05
Projected Consumption
FY 07 MU
1.
Domestic
27.81
1465
2.

Non Domestic

6.68
346
3.

Public lighting

0.54
29
4.
Irrigation/ Agriculture
28.33
1493
5.

Public Water Works

4.39
200
6.
L.T.I.S.
2.90
161
7.
H.T.
14.63
772
8.
Railways
8.30
437
9.

Inter State/UI (Sale)

6.42
365
Total
100.00
5268

4.03 Energy balancing for FY 07

Sl. No.
Category
Source
Projected Energy
Availability
FY 07
(1)
Central Sector
Farakka
2350 MU
Kahalgaon
2110MU
Talchar
2200MU
Chukka HE
450MU
Tala HE
778MU
Rangit HE
100MU
Total
7988MU
Less 3.7% transmission loss in CTS
296MU
Balance available in system
7692MU

 (2) Own generation (less Auxiliary)

400MU
(3) Purchase from BSHPC
40MU
(4) Purchase from Nepal
100MU
8232MU

Less T&D losses @ 36% (-)

2964MU

Net available for sale

5268MU

4.04 Projected revenue from sale of power during FY07 on existing tariff.

4.04.1 Existing tariff

The last revision of tariff for all categories was notified in 1993. Subsequently, revisions have been done for specific category of consumers from time to time. Category wise tariff notification and its date of notification and date of applicability is given below: -

S.No
Category
Date of notification
Effective Date of
Reference
1.
All Category
21-6-1993
1-7-1993
Annexure-XVII
2.
HTSS
(Induction Furnace)
15-3-2000
1-9-1999
Annexure- XVIII
3.
HTSS
(Induction Furnace)
28-5-2001
1-4-2001
Annexure- XIX
4.

Domestic, Non domestic, Irrigation & Agriculture, LTIS &Street light

31-5-2001
1-6-2001

Annexure- XX
5.
- do – (Modification)
28-7-2001
1-6-2001
6.
Kutir Jyoti
22-3-2002
22-3-2002
Annexure- XXI
7.
Non domestic (New category No NDS- V)
27-5-2002
1-6-2002
Annexure- XXII
8.
Mast Lighting
16-9-2003
1-9-2003
Annexure- XXIII
9.
Kutir Jyoti (Revised)
15-10-2004
1-10-2004
Annexure- XXIV

4.04.2 Projected revenue from Sale of energy during FY07

Based on existing tariff of the Board, as given above, the projected Revenue from sales of energy to various category of consumers has been worked out for FY07. For this purpose for each category average weighted rate of sale of energy has been adopted based on actuals of previous years. The category wise applicable average rate and the total revenue against sale of energy is given below :-

Sl.
No.
Category
Average rate P/Unit
Energy Sale
in MU
(Projected)
Revenue in Rs. Crores
(Projected)
FY 07
FY 07
1.
Domestic
178.60
1465
261.65
2.
Non Domestic
433.74
346
150.07
3.
Public lighting
290.00
29
8.41
4.
Irrigation/Agriculture
31.08
1493
46.40
5.
Public Water Works
280
200
56.00
6.
LTIS
437.01
161
70.30
7.
HT
466.28
772
359.00
8.
Railway
509.08
437
222.47
9.
Bulk Power
--
--
--
10.
Inter State
269.78
365
98.47
Total
241.77
5268 MU
1272.77

4.05 Projected other income

(i) Delayed payment surcharge

As per existing tariff, if the energy bill is not paid within due date mentioned in the bill, a delayed payment surcharge @ 2% is charged per month or part thereof. The total dues towards sales of energy at the end of financial year 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 is given below :-

Rs. in Crore

Category
End of
2002-03
End of
2003-04
End of
2004-05
Domestic
665.34
808.28
973.13
Non Domestic
389.19
451.42
509.67
Street light
132.39
155.64
178.89

Irrigation & Agric. STW

452.21
547.18
670.29
LTIS
279.44
317.86
345.88
HT
1050.17
1188.50
1293.64
Public Water Works
692.14
827.29
952.16
Rly.
2.70
3.46
4.42
Inter State
125.74
156.56
165.75
PESU (Other)
7.32
7.32
7.32
Total
3796.67
4463.54
5101.15

 

Out of the above the State Govt. dues as on 31-3-2005 is Rs. 2367.50 crores.

Amount of DPS Charged during past three years in given below:-

FY 03 - Rs. 386.88 crores
FY 04 Rs. 473.16 crores

FY 05- Rs. 537.49 crores

It is estimated that during FY06 delayed payment surcharge will be about Rs. 619 crores. It has been observed that the major amount of DPS is relating to very old dues. As a result actual realistion of DPS is negligible. The existing rate of 2% per month was introduced long back when Bank rates were also very high. In the changed conditions it is felt that rate of DPS be reduced to 1.5% per month. Board has introduced one time settlement scheme for old dues during April to June 2006. Now the realisation from DPS during FY07 is estimated to be Rs. 20 crores.

(ii) Meter rent

The monthly meter rent is realised along with the energy bills from consumers where Board's meter has been installed. No meter rent is charged for the meter provided by the consumers. There are flat rate tariff for rural domestic and non-domestic consumers for load up to 2 KW. Irrigation/agriculture consumers are also charged on flat rate of tariff, though there is provision for metered supply but very few consumers have metered supply.

Income from meter rent during last three years is given below:-

FY 03 Rs. 7.45 crores
FY 04 - Rs. 6.87 crores

FY 05- Rs. 6.75 crores

BSEB has started replacing old meters with static electronic meters in selected areas. The meter rent chargeable from consumers during FY 06 and FY 07 is estimated to be Rs. 8 crores and Rs. 9 crores respectively.

(iii) Miscellaneous receipt

Other income is from sale of tender document, rental, registration fee, income from trading, income from fixed deposit, interest on loans and advances to staff. The income from miscellaneous receipt during last three years and the estimated income during FY 06 and projected income during FY 07 is given below:-

Rs. in crores.

Sl.
No.
FY 04
Actual
FY 05
Actual
FY 06
Estimated
FY 07
Projected
1.
Revenue from trading
0.07
0.05
5.12
4.00
2.

Sale of tender document

0.15
0.02
0.18
0.20
3.
Income from rental
0.69
0.60
0.47
0.66
4.
Registration fee
12.30
12.32
0.07
0.10
5.
Interest on fixed deposit 
1.98
1.48
12.44
10.00
6.
Interest on staff loans & Advances
0.02
0.04
0.04
0.04

Grand Total

15.21
14.51
18.32
15.00

4.06 Electricity duty

Electricity duty is realised from consumers as per the State Govt. notification and total collected amount is transferred to State Govt. Hence the projected income from electricity duty has not been included in Board's revenue.

4.07 Abstract of Revenue Income

The total revenue income for past 3 years and projected revenue for FY06 and projected revenue for FY07 on the existing tariff is given below: -

Rs. in crores.

Sl.No
Item
FY 04
Actual
FY 05
Actual
FY 06
Estimated
FY 07
Estimated
1.
Sale of Power
947.27
984.50
1093.72
1272.77
2.

Delayed payment Surcharge

473.16
537.49
619.00
20.00
3.
Meter Rent
6.87
6.75
8.00
9.00
4.
Miscellaneous receipt
15.21
14.51
18.32
15.00
Grand Total
1442.51
1543.25
1739.04
1316.77

5.00 REVENUE EXPENDITURE

5.01 Average cost of power from different sources

In accordance with the tariff approved by CERC, and the share allotted to BSEB in various generating stations, the fixed charges and the variable cost of power payable monthly by Board is given below :-

Central Sector Share & fixed Charges

Name
Annual Fixed charge
(Rs. Crores)
% Share
w.e.f.
15-11-05

As per share Annual Fixed Charge (Rs. Crores)

Variable plus fuel price adjusted in Paise/Unit

Farakka
585.25
22.68%
132.73
Paise 107+28.53
Kahalgaon
360.99
39.4%
142.10

Paise 107.48+31.32

Talchar
501.40
32.5%
162.96

Paise 41.06+23.47

Rangit
85.11
35%
29.79

Rs. 2.11 bills admitted on provisional adhoc rate

Chukka
N.A.
29.63%
N.A.
Rs. 1.50+05 Paise Handling Charge
Total
Rs. 467.58 crores per year

Copies of tariff notifications of Farakka, Kahalgaon, Talchar and Rangit are enclosed as Annexure-XXV to XXVIII.

In addition to above noted tariff rates Board is also required to pay proportionate amount towards Income tax to all central generating plants. Board is also required to make proportionate payment for the regional transmission system on the basis of share. Payment for inter regional transmission system is computed separately. The total fixed annual transmission charges (Regional Rs. 204.535 crores plus inter regional Rs. 127.308 Crores) is Rs. 331.843 crores. Further, four more transmission system will become operational during FY06, whose annual fixed charges have been indicated to be Rs 85.911 crores.

The overall cost of power including transmission charges for past two years and estimated cost for current year is given below:-

A.

Central Sector energy

FY 04
Actual
FY 05
Actual
FY06
Estimated
(i)
Energy (MU)
(Central Sector)
5363.244
6024.256
6961
(ii)
Total cost of energy
(Rs. in Crores)
833.285
944.834
1138.17
(iii)
Transmission & RLDC
Charges (Rs. in Crores)
89.075
83.432
80.00
Total Cost (Rs.in crores)-
922.36
1028.266
1218.18
(v)
Average per unit cost
(Paise/Unit)
174
171
175
(vi)
Net energy input
(3% less) MU
5202.347
5843.529
6703
B.
B.S.H.P.C.
(i)
Energy (MU)
42.297
39.631
40.00
(ii)
Cost (Rs. crores)
8.459
7.909
8.00
(iii)
Rate (Paise/Unit)
200
200
200.00
C
Nepal
(i)
Energy (MU)
158.335
97.477
100.00
(ii)
Cost (Rs. crores)
45.89
31.821
33.00
(iii)
Average Rate (Paise/Unit)
289.82
326.45
330
D
Own generation
(i)
Net Energy (MU)
296.050
122.700
138
(ii)
Cost variable (Rs. crores)
75.22
36.45
49.72
(iii)
Average Rate (Paise/Unit)
254.08
297.06
360
E
Under UI
(i)
Energy (MU)
211.274
270.359
200
(ii)
Cost in (Rs. crores)
37.152
58.423
42.00
(iii)
Average Rate (Paise/Unit)
175.85
216.09
210
Grand total
Energy (MU)
5910.303
6373.696
7181
Cost (Rs. in Crores)
1089.081
1162.869
1350.89
Over all Rate (Paise/Unit)
184.3
182.4
188.1

Please refer Annexure-III for source-wise, month-wise energy received and its total cost. Copies of monthly bills of NTPC, NHPC, Power Grid, BSHPC and PTC for the month of April and May 2005 are enclosed as Annexure-XXIX.

5.02 Cost of purchase of power and own Generation during FY07

The Central Sector tariff for generators is based on PLF. Therefore the average cost of energy varies from month to month and year to year. Hence for computation of cost of power from Central Sector average rate has been taken as 175 Paise per unit for FY07. This rate will further increase due to commissioning of new regional transmission lines during FY07. As detailed in Annexure-XIII, the Board is likely to pay about Rs. 26.79 crores per year towards the new Central Sector Transmission Lines. Cost of purchase of power and cost of own generation during FY07 has been computed and is given below: -

S.No.
Source
Average unit rate in Paise/Unit
Energy
MU
Total Cost of power in
Rs. Crores
FY07
FY07
(i)
Purchase of Power from Central Sector
175 P/Unit
7988
1397.9
(ii)
Purchase from BSHPS
200 P/Unit
40
8.00
(iii)
Purchase from Nepal
330 P/Unit
100
33.00
(iv)
Own Generation
(Less Auxiliary 100MU)
320 P/Unit
400
128.00
(v)
Gross energy/Cost
8528
1566.90
(vi)

Less 3.7% transmission loss on Central Sector

--
(-)296
--
(vii)
Net energy in system
--
8232
--
(viii)
Average cost of Power
--
--
190
P/Unit

5.03 Employee cost

(i) After bifurcation of Bihar into Bihar and Jharkhand, the erstwhile BSEB's assets and liability was required to be allocated between BSEB and JSEB. Decision in this regard was conveyed by G.O.I. towards the end of 2004. As a result, finalisation of Annual accounts was pending since 2001-2002 onwards. Now after the sharing has been decided, the Annual accounts are being revised accordingly. It is taking time because each account is also to be audited by Accountant General, Bihar. So far annual accounts of FY02 has been audited and published. For subsequent years, it is in process.

(ii) Therefore, all the data relating to expenditure and revenue income for the year FY03, FY04 and FY05 are provisional. At present there are 1216 officers and 14966 workmen in Board. The break-up of the employee cost projected for FY06 and FY07 along with actuals for last three years under various heads is given below: -

Employee cost Rs. in Crores.

Sl.No.
Item
FY04
FY05
FY06
FY07
1.
Salary including special Pay
166.34
163.16
160.07
168.00
2.
DA
87.10
97.70
122.00
136.00
3.
Compensatory/City Allowance
0.95
1.00
1.00
1.00
4.
Over time
2.15
0.76
1.00
1.00
5.
Medical Allowance
1.00
1.00
0.90
0.90
6.
House Rent Allowance
10.15
10.00
9.80
9.70
7.
Other allowances
2.31
3.79
3.00
3.00

Sub total

270.00
277.41
297.77
319.60

Terminal benefits

8.
Leave salary & Pension Contribution
0.03
0.25
0.25
0.25
9.
CPF Contribution
0.06
0.06
0.06
0.06
10.
Pension
91.81
112.53
118.00
125
11.
Gratuity
28.01
19.89
19.00
20.00
12.

Group Saving Scheme

8.15
8.91
9.00
9.00
13.
GPF
45.93
65.98
60.00
52.00

Sub Total

173.99
207.62
206.31
206.31

Grand Total

443.99
485.03
504.08
525.91

5.04 A&G Expenses

Administrative and general expenses for FY06 and FY07 has been projected based on actual expenditures of previous year. The Major items of expenditure is given below :-

Rs. in Crore

Sl.No.
Item
FY04
FY05
FY06
FY07
1.
Rent & Taxes
0.66
0.63
0.70
0.80
2.
Insurance
--
0.01
0.01
0.01
3.
Telephone
1.51
1.67
1.70
1.80
4.

Legal Charges

0.87
0.79
0.80
0.70
5.

Audit fee

1.91
1.00
1.00
1.10
6.

Other fee charges

0.01
0.03
0.03
0.03
7.
Advertisement
0.71
0.96
1.00
1.00
8.

News paper, Books, periodicals

0.04
0.47
0.40
0.40
9.
Electricity charges
1.97
2.03
2.10
2.10
10.

Entertainment charges

0.10
0.10
0.12
0.12
11.

Other office Miscellaneous Exp.

11.95
7.98
8.00
8.50
12.
Freight
0.34
0.63
0.70
0.70
13.

Conveyance & Travel

3.84
3.72
3.80
4.00
Grand Total
23.91
20.02
20.36
21.26

5.05 Cost of own Generation

This element has been included in the total cost of power for FY 06 and FY 07. However the item wise breakup is given below along with data of last three years.

Rs. in Crore

Sl.No.
Item
FY04
FY05
FY06
FY07
1.
Operating expenses
Water
2.27
3.34
4.00
5.00
Lubricants
0.88
0.35
1.80
2.00

Station Supply

0.66
0.68
1.50
2.00

Sub total

3.81
4.37
7.30
9.00
2.
Cost of fuel
Coal
52.74
27.15
36.12
102.00
Oil
18.67
4.93
6.30
17.00

Grand Total

75.22
36.45
49.72
128.00

5.06 Repair and Maintenance

The projected expenditure during FY06 and FY07 along with the actual of last three years under major head of R&M is given below: -

Rs. in Crore

Sl.No.
Item
FY04
FY05
FY06
FY07
1.
Plant & Machinery
13.58
12.40
14.38
16.00
2.
Line Cable and works
9.01
4.20
3.08
4.00
3.
Building
1.22
1.20
2.81
2.85
4.
Civil work
1.86
1.00
1.45
1.50
5.
Hydraulic works
0.30
--
0.01
0.05
6.
Vehicle
0.22
0.20
0.35
0.40
7.
Furniture & Fixtures
0.03
0.30
0.05
0.05
8.
Office equipments
0.24
0.28
0.31
0.35
Sub total
26.46
19.58
22.44
25.20

5.07 Interest and Financial Charges.

Because of major gap in Revenue income and Revenue expenditure, the State Govt. has been providing support by way of loan to meet part of the expenditure. (Power purchase). As a result, very substantial amount of interest is payable every year to state Govt. However, after bifurcation of Bihar, the GOI through notification dt. 4-11-2004 of the MOP has stated that out standing loan as on 31-3-2001 of State Govt. loan has been subsumed on the date of bifurcation of State. Hence, no interest has been calculated on old loans. Other liability has been allocated between successor BSEB and JSEB in ratio of 67.33. Therefore, the interest repayment during FY06 and FY 07 has been accordingly reduced. Break up of interest along with actuals for last three years is given below:-

Rs. in Crore

Sl.No.
Item
FY04
FY05
FY06
FY07
1.
State Govt.
229.56
346.99
435.30
532.56
2.
L.I.C.
9.64
8.19
5.52
4.34
3.
R.E.C.
12.62
12.62
12.62
12.62
4.
Market Borrowing
13.37
10.67
10.67
10.67
5.
P.F.C.
--
--
6.25
25.19
Short term loan
6.
REC
--
3.45
4.33
4.00
7.
Canara Bank
--
1.27
1.27
1.00
8.
Over draft
2.91
6.57
15.00
10.00
Grand total Rs.
268.10
389.76
490.96
600.38

5.08 Depreciation.

Depreciation for the last three years and the projected amount for 2005-2006 is given below: -

Depreciation Rs. in Crores

2002-2003(Actual)- 135.41
2003-2004(Actual) 143.53
2004-2005(Actual) - 152.15
2005-2006(Estimated) - 161.28
2006-2007(Projected)- 170.95

5.09 Projected Annual revenue requirement (ARR) for FY07 along with actuals for last three years is given below: -

Sl.No.
Item
FY04
(Actual)
FY05
(Actual)
FY06
(Estimated)
FY07
(Projected)
1.
Purchase of Power
1013.86
1126.42
1301.14
1438.90
2.
Adjustment bills of power for prior period
NIL
(-) 8.30
--
--
3.
Cost of own generation
75.22
36.45
49.72
128.00
4.
Employee cost
443.99
485.03
504.08
525.91
5.
A& G Expenses
23.91
20.02
20.36
21.26
6.
R&M expenses
26.46
19.58
22.44
25.20
7.
Interest &Financial Charges
268.10
389.76
490.96
600.38
8.
Depreciation
143.53
152.15
161.28
170.95
Less expenditure Capitalised
(-)34.92
(-)33.54
(-)36.64
(-)40.00
Grand Total -
1960.15
2187.57
2513.34
2870.60

5.10 Net Deficit in Revenue income

The abstract of revenue income and revenue expenditure for past two years and estimated amount of FY06 and projected revenue with existing for FY07 tariff and the net deficit during each year is given below:-

Rs. in Crore

Sl.No.
Item
FY04
(Actual)
FY05
(Actual)
FY06
(Estimated)
FY07
(Projected)
1.
Revenue expenditure
1960.15
2187.57
2513.34
2870.60
2.
Revenue income
1442.51
1543.25
1739.04
1316.77
3.
Deficit
517.64
644.32
774.30
1553.83

It is observed that due to non-revision of tariff, increase in quantity of energy and cost of power and marginal/annual increase in wages/pension and other expenses, the annual deficit has been growing over past years.

6.00 MEASURES FOR REDUCTION IN T&D LOSSES, AND INVESTMENT FOR IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURES.

6.01 Generation Plans for improving own Generation

Proposal is under active consideration for revival of existing generating plants at MTPS and BTPS. It is projected that expenditure of Rs. 750 crore under RSVY will be required to complete R&M of both the plants. However recently the Muzaffarpur TPS has been transferred to a joint venture company. In so far as taking up extension of MTPS by 2 units of 250 MW each at estimated cost of Rs. 2250 crore is concerned, CEA has already cleared the project. Plans are under preparation for installation of new generating stations to meet demand by 2012 as per National Electricity Policy. The identified generation project sites and proposed capacity is given below:-

Proposal to setup New Projects

Sl. No.
New Projects
Capacity
(MW)
Total
Capacity
(MW)
Estimated cost
(Rs. in crore)
1.
MTPS- Extension
Stage-I
Stage-II
2x250
1x250
500
250
2250
1100
2.
Nabinagar TPS
4x500
2000
8000
3.
Katihar TPS
2x250
500
2250
4.
Bihta TPS
2x67.5
130
580
5.
Gas Power Plant
Phase-I
Phase-II
400
400
400
400
1600
1600
6.

Multi Fuel Power Project at 7 Divisional Hqrs.

2x25x7
350
1400
TOTAL
4530
18780

6.0 New Scheme of Transmission System

Rashtriya Sam Vikash Yojana Phase-1:- Transmission Project has been approved at the cost of Rs. 365 crores. Revised estimate of this project in Rs. 552 crores. In this package construction of 17 GSS (2 nos. 220/132 KV), 1 PSS and 875 KMs of Transmission lines already taken up. List of Grid SS and associated transmission lines is given in enclosed annexure-XXX. Already 6 No. 132/33 KV out of 17 GSS and 1 PSS have been test charged. Further 9 GSS are likely to be completed by March, 2006.

Rashtriya Sam Vikash Youjana Phase-II (Part-I):- Under phase-II of RSVY, Projects worth Rs. 632 Crores have been identified. Construction of 7 new GSS i.e. one no 220/132 KV at Sipara and 6 nos. 132/33 KV at SKMCH, Katra, Naugachia, Hulasganj, Buixar & Tekari have been included in phase-II.

Under RSVY, the Work included:-

(i) Capacity augmentation by 1070 MVA at 21 nos. existing GSS.

(ii) Renovation and up-gradation of Protection System of 6 nos. of GSS(i.e. Biharsharif, Baripahari, Bodhgaya, Dehri, Fatuha & Jakkanpur).

(iii) Completion of remaining works of incomplete GSS at Begusarai and 220 KV DC Begusarai-Purnea Line.

(iv) Reconductoring of 3 nos. of existing lines(i.e.Gaya-Jakkanpur, Begusarai-Samastipur and Barauni-Purnea)

Further, with fund made available under State Plan (Rs. 22 crore) work of construction of GSS at Sherghati execution of remaining works of GSS at Khagaul, Masaurhi, Kishanganj and Belaganj and execution of 220 KV DC Muzaffarpur-Barauni Trans. line have been identified for execution.

6.03 Sub transmission and distribution schemes

Major steps have been initiated under Accelerated Power Distribution Reform Programme (APDRP), which broadly covers :

(i) Up-gradation & Revamping of Distribution System thereby reducing outage and interruption and increasing consumer satisfaction.

(ii) Installation of New PSS and DSS

(iii) Metering thrust to improve billing, reducing commercial losses and achieving commercial viability.

(iv) Introduction of MIS in distribution Circles.

(v) Reconductoring of overloaded conductors.

Out of 16 Distribution Circles, 12 have been covered under APDRP. Remaining Circles, i.e. Bhojpur, Nalanda, Motihari and Samastipur are yet to be covered either under APDRP or State Plan. Total Estimated Cost of schemes amounting to Rs. 866 crores has already been sanctioned and work is under execution in 12 circles. So far Rs. 183.25 crores have been utilised. Circlewise estimated cost and expenditure made is given in Annexure-XXXI.

Executives are being imparted training to update their knowledge. Over 100 executives have been trained at PMI, Noida, BSES Management Institute during 2003-04 & 2004-05.

6.04 Scheme for Rural Electrification

As per national policy, all villages are to be electrified. Work of electrification of all Villages/House holds has been entrusted to Central agencies namely, PGCIL & NHPC out of fund being made available by Govt. of India under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojna (RGGVY). Out of total 45103 villages in the State, 20004 villages have already been electrified upto 31st March, 2005. Remaining 25099 villages under 38 Districts are targetted for electrification through Central agencies. Under Minimum need programmer 2378 villages of two Districts namely, Muzaffarpur and Vaishali are being electrified by PGCIL at estimated cost of Rs. 119.64 crore. Rs. 82.3 crore has already been spent till March,2005.

In other 36 districts, 21771 un-electrified villages are being electrified by PGCIL and NHPC under RGGVY. DPR for electrification of 18602 villages under 28 Districts have already been sanctioned at the Estimated Cost of Rs. 1618.03 crore. DPR for the remaining 8 Districts yet to be submitted by Central agencies.

The balance 950 un-electrified villages in various Districts of the State including construction/rehabilitation of 18 nos. 33/11 KV PSS and 320 KMs associated 33 KV lines to be taken up for electrification by BSEB itself at an Estimated Cost of Rs. 108 crore. Electrification of households/tolas of electrified villages in 28 Districts is proposed for execution directly under the supervision of BSEB under RGGVY.

7.00 TARIFF PHILOSOPHY

7.01. Electricity being a very major input in industrial and economic development, the facility (energy) has to be made available at the reasonable rate and not below the cost. It is necessary to have cost based rates for viability and stability of power Generation/distribution Company.

7.02 Over past several decades, there has been element of cross subsidy in the tariff rates of Electricity Board. There is need to gradually reduce the cross subsidy in rate, so that the rates for commercial and industrial sector remain competitive with respect to rates in other states. This is also the mandate of Electricity Act 2003 and the National Electricity Policy. However initially only token adjustment in the cross subsidy can be made. There is very little scope to raise tariff rates of HT & LT industrial category, which is already burdened due to cross subsidy.

7.03 Energy Rates for irrigation pump sets has no relation with the cost of power. For a long time, the energy rate for irrigation pumpsets has been fixed on the basis of centrals guidelines. State Govt. have generally provided financial support to meet the huge loss in this sector, resulting in revenue deficit to the Board. In case of Bihar the situation has changed drastically after bifurcation of State into Bihar and Jharkhand. Now almost 28% of power is consumed in agriculture/irrigation sector in the successor Bihar. Therefore, the tariff rate of irrigation pumps/agriculture has to be raised considerably to bring it at par with the cost of power at consumer end.

The average cost of power at consumer end during FY07 is estimated to be 535 paise per unit on the basis of projected revenue expenditure for FY 07.

7.04 After bifurcation the consumption in domestic sector is about 28%. Both irrigation and domestic low tariff rates have affected Board's viability.

7.05 The flat rate tariff for rural domestic and unit rates of urban domestic and non-domestic flat rate in rural areas are much below the cost of power. Kutir Jyoti connection to below poverty level consumers is highly subsidised. In these cases the rates need to be increased to cost of service level. For these categories of consumers, Govt. may like to take decision as to what extent the rates con be subsidised. Total number of registered and effective consumers and the connected load for each category of tariff is given in Annexure-XXXII.

7.06 In accordance with clause 55 of Electricity Act 2003, gradually all supplies are to be made through meters. Hence, the existing flat rate tariff is also required to be replaced by both flat rate and as well as metered rate during transition period. At present there are over 7 lakhs consumers under flat rate category. Time schedule for complete change over to metered supply may be decided.

7.07 Minimum Monthly Energy Charge

Random data have been collected from about 25 Electric Supply divisions in respect of consumers who are paying energy bill on the basis of minimum monthly amount/consumption of energy. Abstract of these data is given in Annexure-XXXIII

It can be observed that almost 25% to 40% consumers are paying only the minimum charges as per tariff, which means that their recorded consumption is very low. The minimum monthly amount/energy consumption as per existing tariff is given below:-

(i) DS-II,DS-III,-Rs. 70/- per month for first KW and Rs. 40/- per month for each additional KW. (This means consumption of 39 units and 22 units per month respectively.)

(ii) NDS-II, NDS-III, NDS-IV, --50 units per KW per month.

(iii) LTIS-I, LTIS-II, - 70 Units per HP per month for load up to 79 HP. And 100 units per HP for load 80 HP to 99 HP.

(iv) LTIS-III, - Rs. 485/- per KW per month which means 173 units per KW per month.

(v) HTSS,- Rs. 1012/- per KVA over all minimum monthly charges.(include Rs. 700/= per KVA fixed demand charge & energy consumption of 260 units per KVA).

7.08 Fixed Charges.

In the existing tariff, element of fixed charge/ Miscellaneous charge in addition to energy charges is provided in the following categories of consumers:-

(i) Domestic

(ii) Non Domestic

(iii) LT industries

(iv) All HT Consumers

The existing monthly fixed charges have been made without any reference to the fixed charge component of the generation tariff now in force as per order of CERC. The fixed charge component is almost 40 % of the over all generation tariff of NTPC. The payment of fixed charge is mandatory in respect of share allotted from each generating stations to Board. This is irrespective of power avaibility/schedule given by the Board.

In order to curb the tendency to steal power or adopting other mal practices, it is necessary to increase the fixed charge. This will also take care of the component of fixed charge payable to NTPC. The reasonable level of fixed charge should be about 40% - 50% of the over all projected bill of each category of consumer. So, if fixed charges are increased the corresponding per unit rate will get reduced.

7.09 Annual Minimum Guarantee(AMG)

In the existing tariff AMG is applicable to HTS-I, HTS-II, EHT, RTS-I and RTS-II Categories of consumers. It is stipulated that in certain specific conditions, if hours of supply is less the consumer can seek relief for hours of non-supply. It is found that settlement of AMG bills, where actual consumption is less, takes a lot of time. This process being complicated and time consuming, the payment of such bills remains pending for years.

Instead of AMG concept of monthly minimum charges be made. For this specified minimum hours of supply during the month for different category of consumers has been proposed in tariff schedule. Thus, the monthly bill be issued after considering the actual hours of supply during that month. The existing practice known as relief under clause 13 will be deleted. The proportionate relief as per actual hours of supply shall be given in monthly bill.

7.10 Fuel adjustment formula 

In the existing tariff, fuel adjustment has been provided because the tariff was not being revised annually. Now there may not be need for any fuel adjustment formula in a normal condition because the tariff rates will be fixed after giving due consideration to the relevant year's projected Revenue income and revenue expenditure. Hence, Board does not intend to suggest any fuel adjustment formula. However, if due to any unforeseen reasons the prices get increased then Board may be allowed to realise fuel surcharge according to formula.

7.11Rationalisation of Category of consumers

In the existing tariff the total number of Category/Tariff are 23. Attempt has been made to reduce the number of categories to 19 and make them relevant to the voltage of supply and purpose of use of power and quantum of Contract/Connected load.

7.12 The initial agreement period for availing power has undergone changes from time to time. Similarly, the notice period for termination of supply need to be rationalised. In the changed conditions that is from surplus power to restricted power availability, this aspect needs consideration. It is proposed that the minimum agreement period and notice period for termination for different category of consumers may be as follows:-

Category
Minimum initial Period of agreement

Notice period for termination after expiry of agreement period.

Notice period for reduction/ enhancement of Load after expiry of agreement period.

(i)Domestic/Non domestic/ Street light

Six months
One month
One month

(ii) LT industries/ Agriculture pumps/ Public water work

One year
Two months
Two months

(iii) H.T./Rly. Traction

Two years
Three months
Three months

7.13 There is still some gap in the estimated revenue income based on proposed tariff rates and revenue expenditure. The gap is mainly on account of export of power to Nepal under international agreement between India and Nepal. Rates of energy for such exchange of power is decided by joint committee of India and Nepal. The present rates of 11KV, 33KV are between rupees three and four. At times full share of central sector power may not be consumed due to operational reasons or when schedule is more than system's demand. On such conditions power is released under UI for which rates are decided by CERC.

8.00 PROPOSED TARIFF FOR FY07.

8.01 Proposal for revision of tariff of all category of consumers has been formulated and attached herewith.

8.02 Where the existing rate of power is higher than cost of service, no major increase has been proposed.

8.03 Where the existing rates are lower than the cost of service the rates are proposed to be increased to the level of cost of service.

8.04 In this proposal, existing subsidised rates of all category has been raised as per cost of service.

8.05 Based on category wise tariff estimated revenue FY07

Sl.No.
Category
Energy MU
Revenue in Rs. Crores
(i)
Domestic
1465
764.64
(ii)
Non Domestic
346
200.13
(iii)
Public lighting
29
25.70
(iv)
Irrigation
1493
799.15
(v)
Public Water Work
200
107.12
(vi)
LT industries
161
87.78
(vii)
HT industries
772
401.27
(viii)
Railway Traction
437
221.50
(ix)
Inter State
365
113.15
Grand Total
5268 MU
Rs. 2720.44

 Even after revision of rates as proposed in this petition the deficit will be Rs. 106.16 Crores during FY07.

(i) Expenditure - Rs. 2870.60 Crores.

(ii) Income (i) Sale of energy - Rs. 2720.44 Crores

(ii) DPS - Rs. 20.00 Crores

(iii) Meter Rent 9.00 Crores

(iv) Miss. receipt - Rs. 15.00 Crores

Total - Rs. 2764.44 Crores
(iii) Net Deficit -Rs. 106.16 Crores.


TARIFF SCHEDULE-I
DOMESTIC SERVICE (D.S)
 

1.APPLICABILITY:

This schedule shall apply to residential premises for domestic use such as lights, Fans, radios, televisions, air coolers, air conditioners, geysers, motors for lifting water for domestic purposes and other household electrical appliances not covered under any other tariff schedule.

This will also apply to the common facilities in the multi-storied, purely residential apartment, buildings.

2.  CATEGORY OF SERVICE:

a.KUTIR JYOTI SCHEME (K.J.)

(i) This will be applicable to (i) all huts (Kutir) and dwelling houses of rural poor below the poverty line including S.C. and S.T. families (ii) houses built under schemes like Indira Awas Yojana and similar such schemes.

Note- "Hut" or "Kutir" is meant a living place not exceeding 200 Sq feet area with mud-wall and thatched roof.

(ii) Not more than one light of 40 watt or 60 watt will be permitted in each hut (Kutir/House).

(iii) In case it is detected that the norms prescribed in para (i) to (ii) above are violated. the Kutir Jyoti Tariff shall immediately become inoperative and rates applicable to DS-I category with appropriate penal charge shall apply in such cases.

b.DOMESTIC SERVICE- I (D.S.-I)

For load up to 2 K.W. in rural areas not covered by areas indicated under D.S.-II and not being fed from Urban/Town feeders.

c.DOMESTIC SERVICE- II (D.S.-II)

For Urban areas covered by Notified Area Committee/Municipality/ Municipal Corporation/Development Authority/all District and Sub Divisional Towns/Block Headquarters/Industrial Areas/ contiguous sub-urban areas and also areas getting power from Urban/Town feeders for Single phase supply for Load up to 4 KW and three phase load exceeding 4 KW.

Rural consumers having sanctioned load above 2 K.W. will come under this category.

d.DOMESTIC SERVICE-III (D.S.-III)

For registered Societies for their residential colonies having not less than 15 houses/flats in the colony. Residential colonies/multistoried residential complexes taking load in bulk at a single point.

With minimum load of 2 KW per flat/house.

3.CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

i.Alternating current, 50 cycles, Single phase, 230 Volts for loads up to 4 K.W.

ii.Alternating current, 50 Cycles, Three Phase, 400 Volts for load above 4 K.W. and up to 60 K.W.

4.  TARIFF RATES:

Un-Metered
 
K.J.

Rs. 107/= PM per connection

D.S.-I
Rs. 214/= PM for load up to 2KW
Metered Rate
For KJ(Metered)
DS-I(Metered)
DS-II
285 Paise/Unit for first 200 units p.m.
500 Paise/Unit for remaining units p.m.
D.S.-III
265 Paise/Unit upto 3000 units p.m.
480 Paise/Unit for remaining units p.m
5. FIXED CHARGE (FOR SANCTIONED/CONNECTED LOAD)
Category of Service
 
K. J.(Metered)
Rs. 40/= per month per connection.
D.S-I (Metered)
D.S.-II
D.S.-III

Rs. 100/= per month per KW.

 
6. MINIMUM MONTHLY ENERGY CONSUMPTION:
Category of Service
 
K.J.(Metered)
20 Units per month per connection.
D.S.- I (Metered)
40 Units per month per connection.
D.S.-II
40 Units per month for first KW.
30 Units per month for each additional KW.
D.S.-III
40 Units per month for first KW/flat.
30 Units per month for each additional KW.

The Fixed charge is in addition to energy charges.

7. DEFECTIVE/DAMAGED/BURNT METER SUPPLY :

In case of meter being defective/ damaged/ burnt, the Board or the consumers, as the case may be shall replace the same within three months from the date of the meter becoming defective/ damaged/ burnt, by a standard meter as specified by the Board. During the period of said three months or till the defective meter is replace by correct meter the consumption will be assessed and billed on average consumption of last 12 months from the date of meter being out of order. Such consumption will be treated as actual consumption for all practical purposes until the meter is replaced/rectified. Electricity duty shall be levied on consumption so calculated.

In case of meter being defective/damaged/burnt, the consumer will inform the Assistant Electrical Engineer within twenty days in writing and get a receipt.

In the event of Board's inability to supply the consumer with a new meter, the consumer shall make available a new meter to the Assistant Electrical Engineer within next twenty days. The Assistant Electrical Engineer will ensure testing and installation of the new meter in the premises of the consumer within the next forty days. In any case, normally, the consumer's premises must not be allowed to consume power without a proper meter beyond the said period of three months.

8. PROMPT PAYMENT REBATE:

The due date for making payment of energy bills or other charges shall be 15 days from the date of issue of the bill.

(a) The tariff rate for K.J. is subject to a prompt payment rebate of Rs. 2/= per connection per month provided the bill is paid by the due date specified therein.

(b) The tariff rate for D.S.-I is subject to a prompt payment rebate of Rs. 3/= per connection per month provided the bill is paid by the due date specified therein.

(c) The tariff rate for K.J.(Metered), D.S-I (Metered), D.S.-II/D.S.-III is subject to a prompt payment rebate of 10 paise per unit provided the bill is paid by the due date specified therein.

(d) If the consumer makes full payment after due date but within 10 days after the due date, no DPS shall be leviable for this period but rebate for prompt payment will not be admissible.

9. DELAYED PAYMENT SURCHARGE (D.P.S.)

If the consumer does not pay the bill in full as per above provision, consumer shall have to pay delayed payment surcharge @ 1.5% per month or part there of for the delay made. No surcharge will be charged on the surcharge already accrued.

10. METER RENT :
(a) For Single Phase - Rs. 20/= per month.
(b) For Three Phase Meter Rs. 50/= per month.
(c) For D.S.-III CategoryRs. 500/= per month.
11.STATE ELECTRICITY DUTY:
As applicable.

12.Fuel Surcharge will be chargeable extra.

TARIFF SCHEDULE-II
Non Domestic service (NDS)

1.APPLICABILITY:-

This schedule shall apply to all consumers having sanctioned load up to 60 KW, using electrical energy for light, fan and power loads for non-domestic purposes like shops, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, dispensaries, restaurants, hotels, clubs, guest houses, marriage houses, public halls, show rooms, central air-conditioning units, offices, commercial establishments, cinemas, X-ray plants, Non-Government schools, colleges, libraries and research institutes, boarding/lodging houses, libraries, railway stations, fuel-oil stations, service stations, All India Radio/T.V. installations, printing presses, commercial trusts, societies, poultry farms, banks, theatres, circus, coaching institutes, common facilities in multistoried commercial office/buildings Government and Semi - Government Offices, Public Museums.

Government education institutions, their hostels and libraries, Govt. hospitals and Govt. research institutions and non-profitable Govt. aided educational institutions their hostels and libraries.

Temples, Mosques, Gurudwaras, Churches, Burial/ Crematorium grounds, and non-profitable charitable-cum-Public Institutions other installation not covered under any other tariff schedule. 

2. CATEGORY OF SERVICE:

(a) NON-DOMESTIC SERVICE-I (NDS-I):-

For loads up to 2 KW in rural areas not covered by areas indicated under NDS-II and not being fed from Urban/Town feeders.

(b) NON-DOMESTIC SERVICE-II (NDS-II):-

For Loads up to 60 KW- for Urban areas covered by Notified Area Committee/ Municipality/ Municipal Corporation/ Development Authority/ All District and Sub-division Towns/ Block Headquarters/ Industrial Areas/ Contiguous sub-urban areas getting power from urban/Town feeders.

Rural consumers having sanctioned load above 2 K.W. will also come under this category.

3. CHARACTER OF SERVICE:-

(a) Alternating current, 50 cycles, Single Phase, 230 Volts for loads up to 4 KW.

(b) Alternating current, 50 cycles, Three Phase, 400 Volts for loads above 4 KW and up to 60 KW.

4. TARIFF RATES:-

Un-metered
Rs. 214/= per connection per month
NDS-I
Metered Rates
NDS-I(Metered)
NDS-II
300 Paise/unit upto 200 units
Balance Units @ 500 Paise/unit
Monthly Fixed Charge
NDS-I (Metered)
NDS-II
Rs. 200/= per month per KW

5. MINIMUM MONTHLY ENERGY CONSUMPTION:

The monthly minimum energy charges shall be levied on 30 units/per kw per month for NDS-I and 50 units/KW per month for NDS-II.�

6.� � � � � � DEFECTIVE/DAMAGED/BURNT METER SUPPLY:

In case of meter being defective/ damaged/ burnt, the Board or the consumers, as the case may be shall replace the same within three months from the date of the meter becoming defective/ damaged/ burnt, by a standard meter as specified by the Board. During the period of said three months or till the defective meter is replace by correct meter the consumption will be assessed and billed on average consumption of last 12 months from the date of meter being out of order. Such consumption will be treated as actual consumption for all practical purposes until the meter is replaced/rectified. Electricity duty shall be levied on consumption so calculated.

In case of meter being defective/damaged/burnt, the consumer will inform the Assistant Electrical Engineer within twenty days in writing and get a receipt.

In the event of Board's inability to supply the consumer with a new meter, the consumer shall make available a new meter to the Assistant Electrical Engineer within next twenty days. The Assistant Electrical Engineer will ensure testing and installation of the new meter in the premises of the consumer within the next forty days. In any case, normally, the consumer's premises must not be allowed to consume power without a proper meter beyond the said period of three months.

7.� � � � PROMPT PAYMENT REBATE:-

The due date for making payment of energy bills or other charges shall be 15 days from the date of issue of the bill.

(a.)� � � � � � � � � � � The tariff rate of N.D.S-I (Un-metered) is subject to a prompt payment rebate of Rs. 3/- per connection per month provided the bill is paid by the due date specified therein.

(b.)� � � � � � � � � � The tariff rate of N.D.S.-I(Metered), and N.D.S.-II are subject to a prompt payment rebate of� 10 paise per unit provided the bill is paid by the due date specified therein.

(c)� � � � � � � � � � � � � If the consumer makes full payment after due date but within 10 days after the due date, no DPS shall be leviable for this period but rebate for prompt payment will not be admissible

� � � 8.� � DELAYED PAYMENT SURCHARGE (D.P.S.)

If the consumer does not pay the bill in full as per above provision,� the consumer shall have to pay delayed payment surcharge @ 1.5% per month or part there of for the delay made. No surcharge will be charged on the surcharge already accrued.

� � 9.� � � METER RENT :

(a)� � � � � For Single Phase� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � -� � � � � � � Rs. 20/= per month.
(b)� � � � For Three Phase Meter� � � � � � � � � � � � � -� � � � � � � Rs. 50/= per month.
(c)� � � � For Three Phase Meter CT� � � � � � � -� � � � � � � Rs. 500/= per month.

(d)� � � � No Meter Rent shall be chargeable if the meter is supplied by the consumer.

� � 10.� STATE ELECTRICITY DUTY:
� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � As applicable.

� � 11.� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Fuel Surcharge will be chargeable extra.

TARFF SCHEDULE –III
IRRIGATION AND AGRICULTURE SERVICE (I.A.S.)
1.� � � � � � APPLICABILITY:-

For all bona fide use of electrical energy for Agricultural purposes including processing of the agricultural produce, confined to Chaff-Cutter, Thresher, Cane crusher and Rice-Hauler when operated by the agriculturist in the field or farm and does not include rice mills, flour mills, oil mills, dal mills or expellers.

� � � � � � � � � 2.� � � � � � CATEGORY Of SERVICE:

(a)� � � � � I.A.S.-I� � For all purposes indicated in serial-I above including private tube wells all over the State of Bihar.

(b)� � � � I.A.S.-II� State Tube Wells/ State Lift Irrigation Pumps/State Irrigation Pumps up to 100 H.P.

� � � � � � � � � 3.� � � � � � CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

A.C. 50 cycles, single phase at 230 volts or three phase at 400 volts/11KV applicable for all loads.

4.� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � TARIFF RATES:

� � � (a)
Category of Service

Tariff Rate

(a)� Un Metered Supply

Fixed Rate of Rs. 723/= per HP� per month (includes 2 Light Point)
(i)� I.A.S.-I
(ii)� I.A.S-II
Fixed Rate of Rs. 1206/= per HP per month.

(b)� Metered Supply

Fixed & Energy Charge
(i)� I.A.S.-I
FC� Rs. 200/= per HP per month

� EC� 375 Paise/Unit upto 200 units per� HP per month. All balance units 535 Paise/Unit.

(ii) I.A.S.-II

� FC� Rs. 350/=Per H.P. Per Month.

� EC� 375 Paise/Unit upto 200 units per� HP per month. All balance units 535 Paise/Unit.

(b) Monthly minimum energy Consumption- IAS-I-140 units per HP per month.

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � IAS-II – 225 units per HP per month.

� � � � � � � � � In case of IAS-II category if consumer provide their own transformer, a rebate of 20 paise/unit in energy charge will be allowed. The minimum charge will be Rs. 665/= per HP per month in such cases.

5.� � � � � � PROMPT PAYMENT REBATES:-

The due date for making payment of energy bills or other charges shall be 15 days from the date of issue of the bill.

(i)� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � The fixed tariff rates for I.A.S.-I and I.A.S.-II are subject to a prompt payment rebate of Rs. 10/= per H.P. for un-metered supply per month provided the bill is paid by the due.

(ii)� � � � � � � � � � � � � The unit tariff rates for I.A.S.-I and I.A.S.-II are subject to a prompt payment rebate of 10 paise per unit for metered supply provided the bill is paid by the due date.

(iii)� � � � � � � � � � � If the consumer makes full payment after due date but within 10 days after the due date, no DPS shall be leviable for this period but rebate for prompt payment will not be admissible.

� � � � � � � 6.� � � � � � � DELAYED PAYMENT SURCHARGE (D.P.S.)

If the consumer does not pay the bill in full as per above provision, the consumer shall have to pay delayed payment surcharge @ 1.5% per month or part there of for the delay made. No surcharge will be charged on the surcharge already accrued.

� � � � � 7. � � � � � � � � � STATE ELECTRICITY DUTY:
� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � As applicable.

8.� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � SURCHARGE FOR NON-INSTALLATION OF SHUNT CAPACITORS:-

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Surcharge @ 5% (Five percent) on the billed amount will be levied if shunt capacitor of adequate capacity is not installed/maintained in healthy working condition.

� 9.� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � DEFECTIVE/DAMAGED/BURNT METER SUPPLY :

In case of meter being defective/ damaged/ burnt, the Board or the consumers, as the case may be shall replace the same within three months from the date of the meter becoming defective/ damaged/ burnt, by a standard meter as specified by the Board. During the period of said three months or till the defective meter is replace by correct meter the consumption will be assessed and billed on average consumption of last 12 months from the date of meter being out of order. Such consumption will be treated as actual consumption for all practical purposes until the meter is replaced/rectified. Electricity duty shall be levied on consumption so calculated.

In case of meter being defective/damaged/burnt, the consumer will inform the Assistant Electrical Engineer within twenty days in writing and get a receipt.

In the event of Board's inability to supply the consumer with a new meter, the consumer shall make available a new meter to the Assistant Electrical Engineer within next twenty days. The Assistant Electrical Engineer will ensure testing and installation of the new meter in the premises of the consumer within the next forty days. In any case, normally, the consumer's premises must not be allowed to consume power without a proper meter beyond the said period of three months.

10.� � � � METER RENT :
(a)� � � � � For Single Phase� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � -� � � � � � � Rs. 20/= per month.
(b)� � � � For Three Phase Meter� � � � � � � � � � � � � -� � � � � � � Rs. 50/= per month.
(c)� � � � For Three Phase Meter with CT -� � � � � � � Rs. 500/= per month.

(d)� � � � � � � � � � � � No Meter Rent shall be chargeable if the meter is supplied by the consumer.

11.� � � � Fuel Surcharge will be chargeable extra.
TARIFF SCHEDULE-IV
LOW TENSION INDUSTRIAL SERVICE (L.T.I.S.)
1.� � � � � � APPLICABILITY:

(a)� � � � � Low Tension Industrial Service-I (L.T.I.S.-I) and Low Tension Industrial Service-II (L.T.I.S.-II)

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � This schedule shall apply to all consumers of electrical energy having a sanctioned load up to 99HP for Industrial/Processing or Agro-Industries purposes and to other power consumers, not covered under any Tariff Schedule. The use of Arc Welding Set, Electric Motors in flour Mill, Oil Mill, Rice Mill, Dal Mill, Atta Chakki, Hauler, Expellers etc. will also be covered under this category.

(b)� � � � � � � � � � � � Low Tension Industrial Service-III (L.T.I.S.-III).

This schedule shall apply to Public Water Works, Sewage Treatment Plants and Sewage Pumping Stations functioning under State Govt. and State Govt. undertakings.

Consumers having load over 79 HP and upto 99 HP have option to avail power under LTIS/HTS category.

2.� � � � � � CATEGORY OF SERVICE:-

� � � � � � � � � For Industrial Loads up to 99 HP at Low Tension.

3.� � � � � � CHARACTER OF SERVICE:-

� � � � � � � � � Alternating Current, Single/Three Phase, 230/400 Volts.

4.� � � � � � TARIFF RATE:-
Category of Service
Fixed Charge
Energy Charge
(a)LTIS-I(upto 25 HP)
200/= per HP
285 Paise/Unit
(b)LTIS-II(26 to 99 HP)
250/= per HP
285 Paise/Unit
(c)LTIS-III upto 99 HP
250/= per HP
430 Paise/Unit upto
235 units per HP
Balance Units @ 535
Paise/Unit.

5.� � � � MINIMUM MONTHLY ENERGY CONSUMPTION:-

� � � � � � � � � � � � � The Monthly Minimum Charges shall be levied in the following manner:-

(a) LTIS- I. (up to 25HP)

80 Units per HP per month.

(b) LTIS-II (26 HP to 99 HP)

100 Units per HP per month

235 Units per HP per month.

� (c) LTIS-III (PWW)
6.� DEFECTIVE/DAMAGED/BURNT METER SUPPLY :-

In case of meter being defective/ damaged/ burnt, the Board or the consumers, as the case may be shall replace the same within three months from the date of the meter becoming defective/ damaged/ burnt, by a standard meter as specified by the Board. During the period of said three months or till the defective meter is replace by correct meter the consumption will be assessed and billed on average consumption of last 12 months from the date of meter being out of order. Such consumption will be treated as actual consumption for all practical purposes until the meter is replaced/rectified. Electricity duty shall be levied on consumption so calculated.

In case of meter being defective/damaged/burnt, the consumer will inform the Assistant Electrical Engineer within twenty days in writing and get a receipt.

In the event of Board's inability to supply the consumer with a new meter, the consumer shall make available a new meter to the Assistant Electrical Engineer within next twenty days. The Assistant Electrical Engineer will ensure testing and installation of the new meter in the premises of the consumer within the next forty days. In any case, normally, the consumer's premises must not be allowed to consume power without a proper meter beyond the said period of three months.

7.� � � � � � � INCENTIVE SCHEME:-

All units consumption above 100 units per HP per month for LTIS-I & II and 200 units per HP per month for LTIS-III shall be given rebate of 20 paise per unit on excess units only.�

8.� � � � PROMPT PAYMENT:-

The due date for making payment of energy bills or other charges shall be 15 days from the date of issue of the bill.

The tariff rate is subject to prompt payment rebate of 10 paise per� unit provided the bill is paid by the due date.

If the consumer makes full payment after due date but within 10 days after the due date, no DPS shall be leviable for this period but rebate for prompt payment will not be admissible.

9.� � � � DELAYED PAYMENT SURCHARGE (D.P.S.)

If the consumer does not pay the bill in full as per above provision, the consumer shall have to pay delayed payment surcharge @ 1.5% per month or part there of for the delay made. No surcharge will be charged on the surcharge already accrued.

� � � 10. � � � � METER RENT :
(a)� � � � � For Single Phase� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � -� � � � � � � Rs. 20/= per month.
(b)� � � � For Three Phase Meter� � � � � � � � � � � � � -� � � � � � � Rs. 50/= per month.
(c)� � � � For Three Phase Meter with CT -� � � � � � � Rs. 500/= per month.

(d)� � � � No Meter Rent shall be chargeable if the meter is supplied by the consumer.

� � � 11. � � � � STATE ELECTRICITY DUTY:
� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � As applicable.

12.� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � SURCHARGE FOR NON-INSTALLATION OF SHUNT� � � � �

CAPACITORS:-

Surcharge @ 5% (Five percent) on the billed amount will be levied if shunt capacitor of adequate capacity is not installed/maintained in healthy working condition.

� � � � 13.� � � � � � � � � � � � REGULATION OF HOURS OF USE:-

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � The supply to Arc Welding Set shall be made available only after ensuring that the loads sanctioned are corresponding to the load of Arc Welding Set, subject to the minimum of 7.5 HP. In case, where there is no name plate on the Arc Welding Set, its capacity will be assessed which will not be less than 15 HP.� �

� � � 14.� � � � Fuel Surcharge will be chargeable extra.

TARIFF SCHEDULE-V

STREET LIGHT SERVICE(SS-I & SS-II)

1.� � � � � � APPLICABILITY:

For use for Street light system, including signal system in Corporation, Municipality, Notified Area, Committee, Panchayats etc. and also in areas not covered by Municipalities and Notified Area Committees provided the number of lamps served from a point of supply is not less than 5(five). It is applicable for signals and Blinkers of traffic light.�

2.� � � � � � CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

AC, 50 Cycles, Single Phase supply at 230 volts or Three phase supply at 400 Volts.

3.� � � � � � CATEGORY OF SERVICE:

(i)� SS-I� Metered Street Light Service, Mast light & Traffic light.

� � � � � � � � � (ii) SS-II� Un-metered Street Light Service. Traffic Light Service/Blinker.

� � � � � � � � � (iii)� � � � SS-III � Un-metered Mast light Service.� � � � � � � � �

4.� � � � � � TARIFF RATES:

CATEGORY OF SERVICE
TARIFF RATE
(a) Metered Street Light Service (SS-I)

535 Paise per unit for all consumption per month.

(b)� Un-Metered Street Light
&
Traffic light
Service SS-II
Town/Village
Wattage

Population upto One Lakh

Population above one Lakh

� For 100 watts
160/=
170/=
(c)Un-metered
� � � Mast lighting
� � � Service (SS-III)
� upto 250 watts

Subject to Minimum
400/=
� per month
2000/= per month per mast
500/=
� per month

2500/= per month per mast

� � � � � � � � � � � In case of other load(watts) prorata rate will apply.

(d) Minimum Monthly charge

� � � � � � � � � Monthly minimum is case of metered supply (SS-I) shall be same as per rate of unmetered supply (SS-II and SS-III) applicable for that load.

5.� � � � � � MAINTENANCE CHARGE :-

In addition to the "Rate of Charge" mentioned above, a sum of� � � Rs. 10.00 per light point per month shall be charged for operation and maintenance of street lights covering only labour charges where all materials required will be supplied by the Municipal Corporation/Municipality/Notified Area/Local bodies. However, the local bodies will have the option to operate and maintain the public lamps themselves and in such case no maintenance charge shall be charged.

6.� � � � � � PROVISIONS OF LAMPS:-

Initially the BSEB at its own cost, will provide on streets on which distribution mains already exist, a separate single phase, 2 wire system for the street lights including light fitting and incandescent lamps of rating not exceeding 100 watts each. In case the Maintenance charge, as mentioned above, is being charged, then the labour involved in subsequent replacement or renewals of lamps shall be provided by the BSEB but all the materials shall be provided by the local bodies.

The cost involved in extension of street light mains (including cost of sub-stations, if any) in areas where distribution mains of the BSEB have not been laid, will be paid for by the local bodies.

7.� � � � � � VERIFICATION:-

The number of light points including that of traffic signals together with their wattage will be verified jointly by the representatives of BSEB and Town Area/Municipal Board/Corporation etc. quarterly in the first week of April, July, October and January every year. However, additions will be intimated by the Town Area/Municipal Board/Corporation on monthly basis. The BSEB will carry out the checking of such statements to satisfy themselves of the correctness of the same. The monthly bill shall be issued on the basis of verified number of points at the beginning of the quarter and additions, if any, during the months as intimated above. The difference detected during joint verification in the following quarter shall be reconciled and supplementary bills if any shall be issued.

9.� � � � PROMPT PAYMENT REBATES:-

The due date for making payment of energy bills or other charges shall be 15 days from the date of issue of the bill.

(i)� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � The metered tariff rate of SS-I is subject to a prompt payment rebate of 10 paise per unit provided the bill is paid by the due date specified therein.

(ii)� � � � � � � � � � � � � The tariff rate of un-metered supply SS-II, and SS-III is subject to a prompt payment rebate of Rs. 5/- and Rs. 10/= respectively per point per month provided the bill is paid by the due date specified therein.

(iii)� � � � If the consumer makes full payment after due date but within 10 days after the due date, no DPS shall be leviable for this period but rebate for prompt payment will not be admissible.

� � 10.� � � � DELAYED PAYMENT SURCHARGE (D.P.S.)

If the consumer does not pay the bill in full as per above provision, the consumer shall have to pay delayed payment surcharge @ 1.5% per month or part there of for the delay made. No surcharge will be charged on the surcharge already accrued.

� � � 11. � � � � METER RENT :
(a)� � � � � For Single Phase� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � -� � � � � � � Rs. 20/= per month.
(b)� � � � For Three Phase Meter� � � � � � � � � � � � � -� � � � � � � Rs. 50/= per month.

(c)� � � � No Meter Rent shall be chargeable if the meter is supplied by the consumer.

� � � 12. � � � � STATE ELECTRICITY DUTY:
� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � As applicable.

� � � 13.� � � � � � � � � Fuel Surcharge will be chargeable extra.

TARIFF SCHEDULE-VI
11 KV HIGH TENSION SUPPLY-HTS-I
1.� � � � � � APPLICABILITY:

For use in installation with a minimum contract demand of 75 K.V.A. and maximum contract demand of 1500KVA.

2.� � � � � � CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � AC 50 Cycles, 3 phase at 11 KV or 6.6 KV.

3.� � � � � � TARIFF RATES:

(a) Demand� Charge

Rs. 500/= per KVA per month. The billing will be on maximum demand recorded during the month or the contract demand whichever is higher. Subject to the minimum of 75KVA.

(b) Energy Charge
278 Paise per Unit

Surcharge of 7.5% will be levied on demand & energy charges for supply on 6.6 KV.

4.� � � � � � MONTHLY MINIMUM CHARGE:

The minimum monthly charges shall be levied at the rate of� � � � � � � � Rs. 1040 per KVA of contract demand per month which shall be payable on monthly basis.

The minimum monthly charges are subject to minimum assured hours of supply of 450 hours per month.

If for any particular month the hours of supply are less then the minimum assured hours of supply as shown above then the minimum monthly charges for the month will be

Rs 500+ (540 x Hours of actual supply that month)

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 450

The provisions of Clause-13 of the H.T. agreement will not be applicable for this category of consumers.

5.� � � � � � PENALTY/ INCENTIVE SCHEME:

(i)� � � � � If the maximum demand in any month (having MDI meter) exceeds the contract demand up to 110 % such excess demand shall be levied at twice the normal rate. For the minimum monthly units, no change shall be made for exceeding maximum demand up to 110% of the contract demand. When the contract demand exceeded by more than 110% then the total recorded value of maximum demand (KVA) and the units billed for the month both shall be surcharged 25% extra. However, Board may also disconnect the supply in such cases.

� � � � � � � � � (ii)� � � � � During the month if the energy consumption exceeds the monthly minimum specified units then such excess units shall be given rebate of 5(five) Paise per unit.

6.� � � � � � PROMPT PAYMENT REBATE:

The due date for making payment of energy bills or other charges shall be 15 days from the date of issue of the bill.

The tariff rates are subject to prompt payment rebate of 1(one) paise per unit provided the bill is paid by due date specified therein.

If the consumer makes full payment after due date but within 10 days after the due date, no DPS shall be leviable for this period but rebate for prompt payment will not be admissible.

7.� � � � � � DELAYED PAYMENT SURCHARGE:

If the consumer does not pay the bill in full as per above provision, the consumer shall have to pay delayed payment surcharge @ 1.5% per month or part there of for the delay made. No surcharge will be charged on the surcharge already accrued.

8.� � � � � � STATE ELECTRICITY DUTY:

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � As applicable.

9.� � � � � � METER RENT:

(i)� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � When metering is done at medium pressure Rs. 500 per meter per month or part thereof.

(ii)� � � � � � � � � � � � � When metering is done at high tension Rs. 700 per meter per month or part thereof.

10.� � � � POWER FACTOR SURCHARGE AND REBATE:

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � The average power factor (monthly) of the supply shall be arranged by the consumer to be not less than 0.90. In case the average power factor in a month falls below 0.90 then for each fall of 0.01 in P.F.(power factor) surcharge @ 1% on the demand charge and the energy charge shall be leviable. In case the average power factor in a month for the total supply is more than 0.95, a power factor rebate @0.5% on the demand charge and the energy charge shall be allowed for each increase of 0.01 in P.F. over 0.95 P.F.

11.� � � � TRANSFORMER CAPACITY:

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � The transformer capacity of H.T. consumer shall not be more than 150% of the contract demand. Consumer found to be utilizing transformer of higher capacity than as admissible for his contracted load will fall under malpractice.

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � If standard capacity is not available for exact requirement then relaxation in transformer capacity up to 10% extra can be allowed in individual request cases.

12.� � � � Provision of clause 13 of the HT agreement will not be applicable to this category of consumers.

13.� � � � DEFECTIVE/DAMAGED/BURNT METER SUPPLY :

In case of meter being defective/ damaged/ burnt, the Board or the consumers, as the case may be shall replace the same within three months from the date of the meter becoming defective/ damaged/ burnt, by a standard meter as specified by the Board. During the period of said three months or till the defective meter is replace by correct meter the consumption will be assessed and billed on average consumption of last 12 months from the date of meter being out of order. Such consumption will be treated as actual consumption for all practical purposes until the meter is replaced/rectified. Electricity duty shall be levied on consumption so calculated.

14.� � � � Fuel Surcharge will be chargeable extra.
TARIFF SCHEDULE-VII
33KV HIGH TENSION SERVICE – HTS-II
1.� � � � � � APPLICABILITY:

For use in installation with a minimum contract demand of� � � � � � � � � � � 1000 KVA and maximum contract demand of 10000 KVA.

2.� � � � � � CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � AC 50 Cycles, 3 phase at 33 KV.� � � � � � �

3.� � � � � � TARIFF RATES:

(a) Demand Charge

Rs. 700/= per KVA per month. The billing will be on maximum demand recorded during the month or the contract demand whichever is higher.

Subject to the minimum of 1000 KVA.
(b) Energy Charge
266 Paise per Unit

4.MONTHLY MINIMUM CHARGE:

 The minimum monthly charges shall be levied at the rate of Rs. 1390 per KVA of contract demand per month which shall be payable on monthly basis.

The minimum monthly charges are subject to minimum assured hours of supply of 550 hours per month.

If for any particular month the hours of supply are less then the minimum assured hours of supply as shown above then the minimum monthly charges for the month will be

Rs 700+(690 x Hours of actual supply that month)

550

The provisions of Clause-13 of the H.T. agreement will not be applicable for this category of consumers.

5. PENALTY/ INCENTIVE SCHEME:

(i) If the maximum demand in any month (having MDI meter) exceeds the contract demand up to 110 % such excess demand shall be levied at

twice the normal rate. For the minimum monthly units, no change shall be made for exceeding maximum demand up to 110% of the contract demand. When the contract demand exceeded by more than 110% then the total recorded value of maximum demand (KVA) and the units billed for the month both shall be surcharged 25% extra. However, Board may also disconnect the supply in such cases.

 (ii) During the month if the energy consumption exceeds the monthly minimum specified units then such excess units shall be given rebate of 5(five) Paise per unit.

6. PROMPT PAYMENT REBATE:

The due date for making payment of energy bills or other charges shall be 15 days from the date of issue of the bill.

The tariff rates are subject to prompt payment rebate of 1(one) paise per unit provided the bill is paid by due date specified therein.

If the consumer makes full payment after due date but within 10 days after the due date, no DPS shall be leviable for this period but rebate for prompt payment will not be admissible.

7. DELAYED PAYMENT SURCHARG:

If the consumer does not pay the bill in full as per above provision, the consumer shall have to pay delayed payment surcharge @ 1.5% per month or part there of for the delay made. No surcharge will be charged on the surcharge already accrued.

8. STATE ELECTRICITY DUTY:

As applicable.

9. METER RENT:

Meter rent Rs. 3000/= per metering equipment per month or part thereof.

10. POWER FACTOR SURCHARGE AND REBATE:

The average power factor (monthly) of the supply shall be arranged by the consumer to be not less than 0.90. In case the average power factor in a month falls below 0.90 then for each fall of 0.01 in P.F.(power factor) surcharge @ 1% on the demand charge and the energy charge shall be leviable. In case the average power factor in a month for the total supply is more than 0.95, a power factor rebate @0.5% on the demand charge and the energy charge shall be allowed for each increase of 0.01 in P.F. over 0.95 P.F.

11. TRANSFORMER CAPACITY:

The transformer capacity of H.T. consumer shall not be more than 150% of the contract demand. Consumer found to be utilizing transformer of higher capacity than as admissible for his contracted load will fall under malpractice.

If standard capacity is not available for exact requirement then relaxation in transformer capacity up to 10% extra can be allowed in individual request cases.

12. Provision of clause 13 of the HT agreement will not be applicable to this category of consumers.

13. DEFECTIVE/DAMAGED/BURNT METER SUPPLY :

In case of meter being defective/ damaged/ burnt, the Board or the consumers, as the case may be shall replace the same within three months from the date of the meter becoming defective/ damaged/ burnt, by a standard meter as specified by the Board. During the period of said three months or till the defective meter is replace by correct meter the consumption will be assessed and billed on average consumption of last 12 months from the date of meter being out of order. Such consumption will be treated as actual consumption for all practical purposes until the meter is replaced/rectified. Electricity duty shall be levied on consumption so calculated.

14. Fuel Surcharge will be chargeable extra.
TARIFF SCHEDULE-VIII
132 KV Extra High Tension Service - EHT
1. APPLICABILITY:

For use in installation with a minimum contract demand of 7.5 MVA.

2. CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

 AC 50 Cycles, 3 phase at 132 KV.

3. TARIFF RATES:

Alternative-I
(a) Demand Charge

Rs. 1000/= per KVA per month. The billing demand will be the maximum demand recorded during the month or the contract demand whichever is higher.

Subject to the minimum of 7500 KVA.
(b) Energy Charge
230 Paise per Unit

4. MONTHLY MINIMUM CHARGE:

The minimum monthly charges shall be levied at the rate of Rs. 1755 per KVA of contract demand per month which shall be payable on monthly basis.

The minimum monthly charges are subject to minimum assured hours of supply of 650 hours per month.

If for any particular month the hours of supply are less then the minimum assured hours of supply as shown above then the minimum monthly charges for the month will be

Rs 1000+(755 x Hours of actual supply that month)

650

The provisions of Clause-13 of the H.T. agreement will not be applicable for this category of consumers.

5. PENALTY/ INCENTIVE SCHEME:

(i) If the maximum demand in any month (having MDI meter) exceeds the contract demand up to 110 % such excess demand shall be levied at twice the normal rate. For the minimum monthly units, no change shall be made for exceeding maximum demand up to 110% of the contract demand. When the contract demand exceeded by more than 110% then the total recorded value of maximum demand (KVA) and the unit billed for the month both shall be surcharged 25% extra. However, Board may also disconnect the supply in such cases.

 (ii) During the month if the energy consumption exceeds the monthly minimum specified units then such excess units shall be given rebate of 5(five) Paise per unit.

6. PROMPT PAYMENT REBATE:

The due date for making payment of energy bills or other charges shall be 15 days from the date of issue of the bill.

The tariff rates are subject to prompt payment rebate of 1(one) paise per unit provided the bill is paid by due date specified therein.

If the consumer makes full payment after due date but within 10 days after the due date, no DPS shall be leviable for this period but rebate for prompt payment will not be admissible.

7. DELAYED PAYMENT SURCHARG:

If the consumer does not pay the bill in full as per above provision, the consumer shall have to pay delayed payment surcharge @ 1.5% per month or part there of for the delay made. No surcharge will be charged on the surcharge already accrued.  

8. STATE ELECTRICITY DUTY:

As applicable.

9. METER RENT:

Meter Rent Rs. 15000 per metering equipment per month or part thereof.

10. POWER FACTOR SURCHARGE AND REBATE:

The average power factor (monthly) of the supply shall be arranged by the consumer to be not less than 0.90. In case the average power factor in a month falls below 0.90 then for each fall of 0.01 in P.F.(power factor) surcharge @ 1% on the demand charge and the energy charge shall be leviable. In case the average power factor in a month for the total supply is more than 0.95, a power factor rebate @0.5% on the demand charge and the energy charge shall be allowed for each increase of 0.01 in P.F. over 0.95 P.F.

11. TRANSFORMER CAPACITY:

The transformer capacity of H.T. consumer shall not be more than 150% of the contract demand. Consumer found to be utilizing transformer of higher capacity than as admissible for his contracted load will fall under malpractice.

If standard capacity is not available for exact requirement then relaxation in transformer capacity up to 10% extra can be allowed in individual request cases.

12. Provision of clause 13 of the HT agreement will not be applicable to this category of consumers.

13. DEFECTIVE/DAMAGED/BURNT METER SUPPLY :

In case of meter being defective/ damaged/ burnt, the Board or the consumers, as the case may be shall replace the same within three months from the date of the meter becoming defective/ damaged/ burnt, by a standard meter as specified by the Board. During the period of said three months or till the defective meter is replace by correct meter the consumption will be assessed and billed on average consumption of last 12 months from the date of meter being out of order. Such consumption will be treated as actual consumption for all practical purposes until the meter is replaced/rectified. Electricity duty shall be levied on consumption so calculated.

14. Fuel Surcharge will be chargeable extra.
TARIFF SCHEDULE-IX

High Tension Specified Service (HTSS)

1. APPLICABILITY:

This tariff schedule shall apply to all consumers who have a contracted demand of 300 KVA and more for Induction Furnace. This tariff schedule will not apply to casting units having induction furnace of melting capacity of 500 Kg or below.

2. CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

Alternating current, 50 Cycles, three phase at 11KV or 33KV voltage for Induction Furnace.

The supply to Induction Furnace shall be made available only after ensuring that the loads sanctioned are corresponding to the load requiring of tonnage of furnaces. The minimum load of one tone furnace in no case be less than 600 KVA and all loads will be determined on this basis. No supply will be for loads below this norm.

3. TARIFF RATES:

Category of Service HTSS at 33 KV

Demand Charge Rs.900 per KVA/Month Plus

Energy Charge plus 225 Paise/Unit

4. MINIMUM MONTHLY CHARGES :

The minimum monthly charges shall be levied at the rate of Rs. 1552 per KVA of contract demand per month which shall be payable on monthly basis.

The minimum monthly charges are subject to minimum assured hours of supply of 630 hours per month.

If for any particular month the hours of supply are less then the minimum assured hours of supply as shown above then the minimum monthly charges for the month will be

Rs (900+(652 x Hours of actual supply that month)

630

The provisions of Clause-13 of the H.T. agreement will not be applicable for this category of consumers.

5. DEMAND CHARGES:

The demand charge as at tariff item No. 3 shall be levied on actual maximum demand recorded in the meter during the month or 100% of the contract demand whichever is higher.

6.DEFECTIVE/DAMAGED/BURNT METER SUPPLY

In case of meter being defective/ damaged/ burnt, the Board or the consumers, as the case may be shall replace the same within three months from the date of the meter becoming defective/ damaged/ burnt, by a standard meter as specified by the Board. During the period of said three months or till the defective meter is replace by correct meter the consumption will be assessed and billed on average consumption of last 12 months from the date of meter being out of order. Such consumption will be treated as actual consumption for all practical purposes until the meter is replaced/rectified. Electricity duty shall be levied on consumption so calculated.

7.PROMPT PAYMENT REBATE:

The due date for making payment of energy bills or other charges shall be 15 days from the date of issue of the bill.

The tariff rates of item no 3 is subject to a rebate of 2(two) paise per unit provided the bill is paid by the due date.

If the consumer makes full payment after due date but within 10 days after the due date, no DPS shall be leviable for this period but rebate for prompt payment will not be admissible.

8.DELAYED PAYMENT SURCHARGE:

If the consumer does not pay the bill in full as per above provision the consumer shall have to pay delayed payment surcharge @ 1.5% per month or part there of for the delay made. No surcharge will be charged on the surcharge already accrued.

9.CONNECTION SERVICE CHARGES:
For HTSS-I Rs. 2750.00 per connection/Month.
10. METER RENT:

Meter rent Rs. 3000.00 per metering equipment per month or part there of.

11.POWER FACTOR SURCHARGE AND REBATE:

The average power factor (monthly) of the supply shall be arranged by the consumer to be not less than 0.90. In case the average power factor in a month falls below 0.90 then for each fall of 0.01 in P.F.(power factor) surcharge @ 1% on the demand charge and the energy charge shall be leviable. In case the average power factor in a month for the total supply is more than 0.95, a power factor rebate @0.5% on the demand charge and the energy charge shall be allowed for each increase of 0.01 in P.F. over 0.95 P.F.

12. STATE ELECTRICITY DUTY:
As applicable.
13. PENALTY/ INCENTIVE SCHEME:

(i) If the maximum demand in any month (having MDI meter) exceeds the contract demand up to 110 % such excess demand shall be levied at twice the normal rate. For the minimum monthly units, no change shall be made for exceeding maximum demand up to 110% of the contract demand. When the contract demand exceeded by more than 110% then the total recorded value of maximum demand (KVA) and the units billed for the month both shall be surcharged 25% extra. However, Board may also disconnect the supply in such cases.

(ii) During the month if the energy consumption exceeds the monthly minimum specified units then such excess units shall be given rebate of 5(five) Paise per unit.

14. SUPPLY OF POWER AT 11 KV.

If the power is supplied at 11 KV to a consumer with contract demand of more than 500 KVA then the demand charges and energy charges will be 5% higher than at item no. 3 and minimum monthly charges will be 5% higher than at item no. 4.

15.ADDITIONAL LOAD OTHER THAN INDUCTION FURNACE.

Those consumers who are having rolling/re-rolling mill in the same premises will take additional contract demand for the rolling/re-rolling mill over and above the contract demand required for induction furnace @ 600 KVA per tone of melting capacity. The consumer will have the option to segregate the rolling/rerolling, mill and take separate new connection following all prescribed formalities with a separate transformer. This new connection, if taken by the consumer will be allowed to be billed in appropriate tariff schedule. Such rolling/re-rolling mill will be allowed to avian power at 33 KV.

16. TRANSFORMER CAPACITY:

The transformer capacity of H.T. consumer shall not be more than 150% of the contract demand. Consumer found to be utilizing transformer of higher capacity than as admissible for his contracted load will fall under malpractice.

If standard capacity is not available for exact requirement then relaxation in transformer capacity up to 10% extra can be allowed in individual request cases.

17. Fuel Surcharge will be chargeable extra.

 
TARIFF SCHEDULE-X
RAILWAY TRACTION SERVICE (RTS)
 
1. APPLICABILITY:

 For use for Railway Traction only.

2. CHARACTER OF SERVICE:

(i) AC 50 Cycles, Single phase at 25 KV (RTS-I)

(ii) AC 50 Cycles, at 132 KV(RTS-II)

3. TARIFF CHARGES:
RTS-I
(a) Demand Charge:

Rs. 300.00 per KVA per month. The billing demand will be the maximum demand recorded during the month of or the contract demand whichever is higher.

(b) Energy Charges:
420 paise per KWH.
RTS-II.
(a) Demand Charge:

Rs. 300.00 per KVA per month.

(b) Energy Charges:
415 paise per KWH.

4. MONTHLY MINIMUM CHARGE:

(i)At the rate of 260 units per KVA per month for minimum assured 630 hours of power supply during the month.

(ii) If for any particular month the hour of supply is less than the 630 hours then the monthly minimum units for that month will be reduced proportionately as noted below: -

Chargeable minimum monthly units=Minimum monthly units specified XActual hour of supply

630

5. PENALTY/ INCENTIVE SCHEME:

(i) If the maximum demand in any month (having MDI meter) exceeds the contract demand up to 110 % such excess demand shall be levied at twice the normal rate. For the minimum monthly units, no change shall be made for exceeding maximum demand up to 110% of the contract demand. When the contract demand exceeded by more than 110% then the total recorded value of maximum demand (KVA) and the units billed for the month both shall be surcharged 25% extra. However, Board may also disconnect the supply in such cases.

 (ii) During the month if the energy consumption exceeds the monthly minimum specified units then such excess units shall be given rebate of 5(five) Paise per unit.

6. PROMPT PAYMENT REBATE:

The due date for making payment of energy bills or other charges shall be 15 days from the date of issue of the bill.

The tariff rates are subject to prompt payment rebate of 1(one) paise per unit provided the bill is paid by the due date specified therein.

If the consumer makes full payment after due date but within 10 days after the due date, no DPS shall be leviable for this period but rebate for prompt payment will not be admissible.

7.DELAYED PAYMENT SURCHARG:

If the consumer does not pay the bill in full as per above provision, the consumer shall have to pay delayed payment surcharge @ 1.5% per month or part there of for the delay made. No surcharge will be charged on the surcharge already accrued.

8.STATE ELECTRICITY DUTY:

As applicable.

9.METER RENT:

(i)Meter rent for 25 KV RTSI Rs. 3000/= per metering equipment per month or part thereof.

(ii)Meter rent for 132 KV RTS-II Rs. 15000/= per metering equipment per month or part thereof.

10.POWER FACTOR SURCHARGE AND REBATE:

The average power factor (monthly) of the supply shall be arranged by the consumer to be not less than 0.90. In case the average power factor in a month falls below 0.90 then for each fall of 0.01 in P.F.(power factor) surcharge @ 1% on the demand charge and the energy charge shall be leviable. In case the average power factor in a month for the total supply is more than 0.95, a power factor rebate @0.5% on the demand charge and the energy charge shall be allowed for each increase of 0.01 in P.F. over 0.95 P.F.

11. TRANSFORMER CAPACITY:

The transformer capacity of H.T. consumer shall not be more than 150% of the contract demand. Consumer found to be utilizing transformer of higher capacity than as admissible for his contracted load will fall under malpractice.

If standard capacity is not available for exact requirement then relaxation in transformer capacity up to 10% extra can be allowed in individual request cases.

12. Provision of clause 13 of the HT agreement will not be applicable to this category of consumers.

13. DEFECTIVE/DAMAGED/BURNT METER SUPPLY :

In case of meter being defective/ damaged/ burnt, the Board or the consumers, as the case may be shall replace the same within three months from the date of the meter becoming defective/ damaged/ burnt, by a standard meter as specified by the Board. During the period of said three months or till the defective meter is replace by correct meter the consumption will be assessed and billed on average consumption of last 12 months from the date of meter being out of order. Such consumption will be treated as actual consumption for all practical purposes until the meter is replaced/rectified. Electricity duty shall be levied on consumption so calculated.

14. Fuel Surcharge will be chargeable extra.

Miscellaneous Charge

  1. Application fee for New Connection/ Reduction of load/Enhancement of load/Request for permanent disconnection .
No.
Category/Class
Rate
(i)
Kutir Jyoti
15=00
(ii)
L.T. Single phase supply
50=00
(iii)

L.T. Three phase

100=00
(iv)
L.T. Industrial
150=00
(v)
H.T. Connection
200=00

2. Testing/Inspection of Consumer's installation.

No.
Category/Class
Rate
(a)
Initial Test /Inspection
Free of cost
(b)
Subsequent test and inspection necessitated by fault in installation or by not complying with Terms & Conditions of supply.
Rs. 50=00 for single phase connection, Rs. 100=00 three phase L.T. connection, Rs. 500=00 for H.T. connection.

3. Meter Testing Fee.

No.
Category/Class
Rate
(a)
Single phase Meter
Rs. 50=00
(b)
Three phase Meter
Rs. 100=00
(c)
Three phase Meter with C.T.
Rs. 150=00
(d)
Trivector & Special Type Meter
Rs. 600=00
(e)
33 KV or 11 KV Metering Equipment
Rs. 2000=00
(f)
132 KV/220 KV Metering Equipment
Rs. 3000=00
4. Meter Testing Fee when accuracy is disputed by the Consumer.
No.
Category/Class
Rate
(a)
Single phase Meter
Rs. 75=00
(b)
Three phase Meter
Rs. 150=00
(c)
Three phase Meter with C.T.
Rs. 225=00
(d)
Trivector & Special Type Meter
Rs. 900=00
(e)
33 KV or 11 KV Metering Equipment
Rs. 3000=00
(f)
132 KV/220 KV Metering Equipment
Rs. 5000=00
 

6. Removing/Re-fixing/Changing of Meter/Meter Board at Consumer's request.

No.
Category/Class
Rate
Cost of material, as required, will be borne by the Consumer.
(a)
Single phase Meter
Rs. 50=00
(b)
Three phase Meter
Rs. 100=00
(c)
Three phase Meter with C.T.
Rs. 150=00
(d)
Trivector & Special Type Meter
Rs. 200=00
(e)
High Tension Metering Equipments
Rs. 400=00

7. Disconnection Charge

No.
Category/Class
Rate
(a)
Single phase supply
Rs. 50=00
(b)
Three phase supply
Rs. 100=00
(c)
Three phase L.T. Industrial
Rs. 300=00
(d)
H.T. supply
Rs. 1000=00

8. Reconnection Charge

No.
Category/Class
Rate
(a)
Single phase supply
Rs. 50=00
(b)
Three phase supply
Rs. 100=00
(c)
Three phase L.T. Industrial
Rs. 300=00
(d)
H.T. supply
Rs. 1000=00

9. Meter Rent

No.
Category/Class
Rate
(a)
Single phase supply
Rs. 20=00
(b)
Three phase supply
Rs. 50=00
(c)
Three phase with C.T. Meter
Rs. 500=00
(d)
11KV Metering
(i) Medium pressure
Rs. 500=00
(ii) High-tension
Rs. 700=00
(e)
25 KV and 33 KV Metering Equipment
Rs.1500=00
(f)
132 KV and 220 KV Metering Equipment
Rs. 15000=00
 
10. Supervision, Labour and Establishment Charge for service connection. 
No.
Category/Class
Rate
(a)
Single phase L.T.
Rs. 250=00
(b)
Three phase L.T.
Rs. 500=00
(c)
Three phase Industrial
Rs. 1000=00
(d)
H.T.
As per approved estimates
 
10. Initial Security deposit for availing power supply
No.
Category/Class
Rate
(i)
D.S.-I
Rs. 300=00 per connection
(ii)
D.S.-II, D.S.-III
Rs. 400=00 per KW.
(iii)
N.D.S.-I
Rs. 400=00 per connection
(iv)
N.D.S.-II, N.D.S.-III
Rs. 1100=00 per KW
(v)
S.S.-I & II
Rs. 300=00 per 100 watt or part thereof
(vi)
Mast Lighting
Rs. 5000=00 per Mast.
(vii)
L.T.I.S.- I & II
Rs. 1200=00 per H.P
(viii)
L.T.I.S.- III
Rs. 1200=00 per H.P
(ix)
I.A.S. - I
Rs. 600=00 per H.P
(x)
I.A.S. - II
Rs. 1500=00 per H.P.
(xi)

H.T.S.- I

Rs. 2700=00 per KVA
(xii)
H.T.S.- II
Rs. 3000=00 per KVA
(xiii)
H.T.S.S.
Rs. 3300=00 per KVA
(xiv)
E.H.T.
Rs. 4500=00 per KVA

(a) All Central Govt. and State Govt. departments are exempted from payment of security money. However all public sector undertaking & local bodies shall pay security deposit as applicable.

(b) The amount of security deposit is liable to be enhanced twice every year, namely in Oct.- Nov. and in April-May on the basis of average bills for previous six months. In default of payment of additional security deposit, wherever payable after review, the service line may be disconnected on serving thirty days notice and connection there after can only be restored if the deposit is made in full along with the prescribed disconnection and reconnection charges and surcharge @ 1.5% per month on the amount outstanding.

(c) INTEREST ON SECURITY DEPOSIT:

The security deposited by a consumer shall bear interest at a rate at par with the interest payable on saving Bank account of Nationalised Bank. The interest will be calculated for full calendar months only; fraction of a month in which the deposit is received or refunded, shall be ignored. The interest for the period ending 31st March shall be adjusted and allowed to the consumer as rebate in the energy bill for May issued in June and in subsequent months, if not adjusted completely against the bill for the month of May.

INDEX
VOLUME-I
TARIFF PETITION FOR THE YEAR 2006-07

Sl. No.
Subject

Clause No.

Page No.

1

Petition before Hon'ble BERC

IV
2

Overview of the Power Sector in Bihar

1.01
1
3

Bihar State Electricity Board -General

2.01
1
4

Bihar State Electricity Board -Generation

2.02
2
5

Bihar State Electricity Board -Transmission

2.03
3
6

Bihar State Electricity Board – Sub Transmission & Distribution.

2.04
3
7

System's Load Carrying Capacity

2.05
4
8

Consumer's profile

2.06
4
9
Maximum Demand
3.01
5
10

Energy available in system- Past three years

3.02
6
11

Details of Category wise sale of energy and revenue during past three years

3.03
7
12
Losses
3.04
8
13

Projected own generation FY 06 & FY 07

3.05
9
14

Availability of power from other sources

3.06
9
15

Share allotted in Central Generating Station

3.07
9
16

Purchase of power from NTPC

3.08
9
17

Purchase of power from PTC

3.09
11
18

Purchase of power from NHPC

3.10
12
19

Purchase of power from BSHPC

3.11
12
20

Purchase of power from Nepal

3.12
13
21

Central Sector Regional and Inter regional transmission system

3.13
13
22

Annual Revenue Requirement for FY 07

4.0
14
23

Projected Category wise sale of energy during FY 07

4.02
14
24

Existing tariff

4.04.1
15
25

Projected Revenue from sale of energy during FY 07

4.04.2
16
26

Projected other income during FY 07

4.05
17
27

Electricity duty

4.06
19
28

Abstract of Revenue income for past 3 years & FY 07

4.07
19
29

Revenue Expenditure

5.00
19
30

Average cost of power from different sources for past three years

5.01
19
31

Cost of purchase of power and own generation during FY 07

5.02
22
32
Employee Cost
5.03
22
33

A & G Expenses

5.04
24
34

Cost of own generation

5.05
24
35

Repair and Maintenance

5.06
25
36

Interest and Financial Charges

5.07
25
37
Depreciation
5.08
26
38

Projected ARR for FY 07

5.09
27
39

Net deficit in Revenue income

5.10
27
40

Measures for reduction in AT &C losses and investment for improving infrastructure

6.00
28
41

Generation Plans for improving own generation

6.01
28
42

New Schemes of Transmission System

6.02
28
43

Sub Transmission and distribution schemes

6.03
29
44

Scheme for Rural Electrification

6.04
30
45

Tariff philosophy

7.00
31
46

Minimum Monthly energy Charge (existing)

7.07
32
47

Fixed charges (existing)

7.08
33
48

Annual minimum Guarantee (AMG) (existing)

7.09
34
49

Fuel adjustment formula (existing)

7.10
34
50

Rationalisation of Category of consumer

7.11
34
51

Proposed Tariff for FY 07

8.00
36
52

Estimated revenue from sale of energy during FY07 on proposed tariff

8.05
36
53

Domestic Service (DS)

Schedule-I
37
54

Non Domestic Service(NDS)

Schedule-II
42
55

Irrigation and Agriculture Service (IAS)

Schedule-III
46
56

Low Tension Industrial Service (LTIS)

Schedule-IV
49
57

Street Light Service (SS)

Schedule-V
53
58

11 KV High Tension Service (HTS-I)

Schedule-VI
56
59

33 KV High Tension Service (HTS-II)

Schedule-VII
59
60

132 KV Extra High Tension Service (EHT)

Schedule-VIII
62
61

High Tension Specified Service (HTSS)

Schedule-IX
65
62

Railway Traction Service (RTS)

Schedule-X
69
63

Miscellaneous Charges

72

BEFORE THE HON'BLE BIHAR ELECTRICITY

REGULATORY COMMISSION

In the matter of : Application for tariff revision for 2006-07 sought by The Bihar State Electricity Board ['Board'] under Section 62 of the Electricity Act, 2003 and as per directions issued by the Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission ['Hon'ble Commission'] .

1. The Bihar State Electricity Board, hereinafter referred to as "Board" is a State Electricity Board constituted under Section 5 of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 and has now become a Licensee under the Electricity Act, 2003 engaged in the business of generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.

2. This revised application for revision of tariff is filed before the Hon'ble Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission, hereinafter referred to as Hon'ble Commission, and as per direction of the Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Electricity Act, 2003.

3. Revenue for 2006-07 has been computed at existing tariff i.e. tariff notified in 1993 and partially revised in 2001 and special tariff for steel furnace dt. 28-5-2001. The requirement of additional revenue for 2006-07 has been computed on the basis of the existing tariff as mentioned above.

4. This revised filing, is for the purpose of revising tariff for the Financial Year 2006-2007 subject to subsequent revision as required and approved by the Hon'ble Commission.

NEED FOR TARIFF REVISION

5. The last tariff revision was done on 23-6-1993 for all category of consumers. Subsequently on 5-11-2001 tariff rates of all categories of consumers except HT consumers were revised. But non revision of tariff for past five years has badly affected Board's resources. There has been substantial gap in revenue receipt and revenue expenditure. This proposal seeks to recover a portion of the increased costs, through revision of tariff of all category of consumers for financial year 2006-2007.

BASIC PREMISE IN FRAMING THE PROPOSAL

6. The Board has adopted the following norms while proposing tariffs for the various categories.

· Since admissible return of the Board as per Electricity Act, 2003 is not known the return has been considered as per Section 59 of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948, which requires the Board to earn a rate of return of 3% on the Net Fixed Assets, after accounting for all expenses properly chargeable to revenue. Accordingly, the Board requests the Hon'ble Commission to take into account a amount of Rs.24.68 crores to be met from revenue during FY07.

· The Board has attempted to reduce the cross-subsidies and rationalize the tariff for the various classes of consumers in line with Section 61(g) of the Electricity Act, 2003.

· The Board recognizes the need to measure losses accurately and has taken steps to reduce the margin of error in loss determination. Board is in the process of installing metering upto 11 KV feeders and expecting to complete it soon. These steps are expected to help reduce the overall T&D losses progressively during next 2-3 years.

· Board has taken decision to install electronic energy meters to all the domestic & non-domestic urban consumers. The work is in progress. This will also check the losses/theft of energy and reduce T&D losses.

· It will take 3 to 4 years to convert all the existing flat rate category consumers (about 8 lakhs) to metering tariff category.

· The energy balance has been prepared considering T&D losses at the level of 36%.

OUTLINE OF THE TARIFF PROPOSAL

The costs under various heads are as follows:

All Figures in Rs. Crore

Particulars
FY 07
Purchase of power
1438.90
Generation Charges
128.00
Repair & Maintenance
25.20
Employee Costs(net of capitalisation)
485.91
Provision for doubtful debts
--
Admin & other general expenses
21.26
Interest, Other finance charges
600.38
Depreciation & Related Debits
170.95
TOTAL REVENUE REQUIRED
2870.60

Surplus Required (3% net return) Rs. 24.68 crore on net fixed assets of Rs. 822.72 crores. The expected revenue from the current tariff and other charges are as follows:

(All figures in Rs. crore)
Sl. No.
Description Revenue
1.

Revenue from existing tariff

1272.77
2.

Delayed payment Surcharge

20.00
3.
Meter rent
9.00
4.

Miscellaneous receipt

15.00
Total
1316.77

· From the above table it is revealed that the Board would be required to earn an annual additional revenue of Rs. 1553.83 crore during FY07 so as to meet its revenue requirement.

7. Tariff Proposal is in two volumes viz (i) main tariff petition and

(ii) Annexures.

8. It is to confirm that the revised tariff filing has been discussed and approved by the Board.

9. The Board has made every effort to meet the information requirements prescribed by the Hon'ble Commission. Notwithstanding the same, the Board however agrees to make available any further information, as and when asked for by the Hon'ble Commission.

10. The cost estimates for the power purchases are based on existing tariff. Some of the tariff are due for revision from 2003/2004 which may increase/decrease the estimated cost of power purchases during FY07.

11. Even on the basis of revised tariff proposed by the Board in this petition, there still will be a net deficit of about Rs. 106.16 crores during FY07.

PRAYER TO THE HON'BLE COMMISSION

12. The Board humbly prays to the Hon'ble Commission to:

(a) Accept the accompanying tariff proposal and miscellaneous charges.

(b) Pass tariff orders as the Hon'ble Commission may deem fit and proper keeping in mind the facts and circumstances of the case.

(c) The tariff as ordered by the Hon'ble Commission may be made applicable w.e.f. 1-4-2006 that is for the FY 07 or as it deem fit.

(d) Petition for the revision of "terms and conditions for supply of electricity" is being submitted separately (including fuel price adjustment formula). Board be allowed to realise additional sums towards enhanced cost of fuel and power purchase as per formula when approved by Hon'ble Commission.


 
     
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