ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Floor, Core-3, Scope Complex, 7 Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi
– 110 003
NORMS FOR THERMAL GENERATION TARIFF
15th May, 1999 tariffs of generating companies, owned or
controlled by the central government, were determined by the Government of
India under the provision of Section 43 A (2) of the Electricity (Supply)
act, 1948 on the basis of operating and financial norms notified by it
from time to time. The last
such notification was issued on March 30, 1992.
In 1997 the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) had drafted a
proposal to revise these operational norms.
However the matter remained under the consideration of the
Government of India and on 15th May, 1999 vide notification
No.25/24/99-R&R dated March 22, 1999 of the Government of India,
Ministry of Power, the jurisdiction to regulate the tariff of such
generating companies was vested in the Commission. The revised norms proposed by the CEA have been subsequently
sent to the Commission.
Commission is in the process of prescribing the terms and conditions for
determination of tariff of existing as well as new plants of generating
companies, owned or controlled by the Government of India and in pursuance
of the provisions of Regulation 78 of its Conduct of Business Regulations
invites objections to the revised operational norms proposed by the CEA.
The CEA proposal includes both operational norms and financial
Commission is only considering the operational norms at this stage. It intends to consider revision of the prevailing financial
norms separately. Accordingly,
the provisions of para 1.2.1, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, the provisions in para
184.108.40.206 relating to escalation of O&M expenses, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168 and
1.2.3 are not being considered at this stage since these relate to
Commission invites interested persons to file their objections or comments
on the revised operational norms, proposed by the CEA, by February 2, 2000
at the office of the Commission in the manner prescribed in Chapter II of
the Conduct of Business Rules of the Commission.
copy of the revised norms, proposed by the CEA as a draft gazette
notification, can be collected from the office of the Commission from
10.30 A.M. to 4.30 P.M. on any working day.
It can also be obtained by post by sending a self-addressed, A-4
size envelope pre-stamped for Rs. 70/- to the office of the Commission.
The revised norms proposed by the CEA as well as Central
Electricity Regulatory Commission (Conduct of Business) Regulations, 1999
can also be down loaded from the Commission’s web-site at http://www.cercind.org
Commission will hold hearings on dates to be announced later. Interested persons, desirous of being heard in person, may
indicate so specifically, while filing their objections/comments.
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