KSEBOA - KSEB Officers' Association

May 20th
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home News Power Sector News Mumbai - Rinfra demands increase in wheeling charge and cross subsidy surcharge

Mumbai - Rinfra demands increase in wheeling charge and cross subsidy surcharge

Hits smaller text tool iconmedium text tool iconlarger text tool icon
RinfraRInfra has filed a petition for truing up tariff for year 2010-11 (up to March 2011).  RInfra has asked for 31% increase in wheeling charges (charges for using its network by other supplier to connect the switch-over consumers) from 88 paisa to 115 paisa. The company has also demanded a cross-subsidy surcharge varying from Rs 2 to Rs 8 (depending on category) for consumers who shift to Tata.Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) doesn't want to burden its consumers further, but wants the regulator to approve more charges for those who switch over to other suppliers. The petition was discussed for technical validation at the office of the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission's (MERC) office on 16-11-2010.

As per MERC directive, the new multi-year tariff will come into force from April 2011. It means there will be no tariff revision every year.

More than 60,000 suburban consumers have shifted to Tata Power in the past year.

Consumer activist Sandeep Ohri, who debated RInfra proposal on, told the Hindustan Times that RInfra's demand would kill any kind of competition. "RInfra has done nothing to procure additional power to bring its own tariff down."

Ohri said there were many discrepancies in the petition. "MERC has asked RInfra to file a fresh petition within 10-12 days."

Source- Business standard


Add comment

Security code

Random Videos

You need Flash player 6+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.
Title: Power Quiz 2015 Final - Part-1

Latest Comments


Reference Book


Reference Book on Power

Electrical Engineering-- D' 1/4 Size Hard bound-- 1424 Pages-- Just Rs.1000/- only &n...

Visitors Counter

mod_vvisit_counterThis Month90749
mod_vvisit_counterLast Month132633

Online Visitors: 59
Time: 19 : 38 : 36