Discoms by and large are not transparent about the power cuts they impose and the power outages due to faults, making independent estimation of the ‘unconstrained demand’ (the likely demand), in the absence of power outages, very difficult. All these above mentioned pointers makes it difficult to exactly access the power demand scenario and hence planning for the same becomes difficult. This irregularity in proper demand planning reflects in ARR filings, directly impacting the power tariff of the state.
Key Queries Resolved
- What is the key rationale behind tariff calculation for FY 2018-19?
- What is the consumer profiling of the state?
- What is the consumer category wise tariff structure?
- What is the actual power situation of the state?
- What is the actual connected load among various consumers?
- What is consumer category wise revenue contribution?
- What is the Net ARR of the distribution utilities?
- How much is the net gap/surplus for distribution utilities?
Business Case For power Distribution Tariffs In India
- Thrust given to add power generation capacity (Renewable and Thermal): A move to create “one market in power“
- Long overdue reforms of Discoms taking shape
- Energizing the development of Renewable Sector
- The new paradigm of surplus power sets the stage for new reforms
- Move to make tariff structure more simple
- High tariffs and erratic supply for industry have led to a slow but steady decline in the growth of industrial electricity purchases from utilities and a gradual transition towards captive generation.
- Push to “Make in India” initiative
- Push to allow Open Access on large scale