The Dec.1, 2009
No. PSERC/Secy/Reg.44. In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 42 read with Section 181 of the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003) and all powers enabling the Commission in this behalf, the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission hereby amends the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Open Access) Regulations, 2005.
1. Short Title and Commencement:
(1) These Regulations shall be called the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Open Access) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2009
(2) These Regulations shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official gazette of the State.
2. For Regulation 22 of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Open Access) Regulations, 2005 the following shall be substituted namely:
22 Unscheduled Interchange Pricing
(1) The entitlement at the drawal point will be worked out after considering the Transmission and Distribution losses as determined by the Commission in the Tariff Order for that year.
(2) Open Access customer
The mismatch between scheduled entitlement and actual drawal will be charged for as under:
Overdrawal, if any, by the Open Access customer will be met from the Grid. UI charges plus Congestion charges, if any, (as notified by the CERC from time to time) will be paid by the Open Access customer to the licensee.
In the event of underdrawal, the Open Access customer will be paid UI charges by the licensee.
(iii) Non drawal of scheduled power due to failure of Transmission/ Distribution system
If an Open Access customer is unable to draw the scheduled energy due to failure of transmission/distribution system of the licensee, the power injected will be treated as Banked Power and the Open Access customer will be allowed to draw the same within a period of 3 months with an advance notice of 24 hours to the licensee. The power will in no case be drawn during evening peak load hours, unless banked during evening peak load hours. In case the Open Access customer is unable to draw the banked power, then he will be paid by the licensee as per (ii) above.
(3) Open Access customer who is a consumer of the Licensee
A consumer will be allowed to draw the total load equivalent to the sum of scheduled entitlement as an Open Access customer, limited to actual injection, and sanctioned Contract Demand as a consumer of the Board/licensee (sum of these two being admissible drawal). Out of the recorded drawal, the scheduled entitlement as an Open Access customer will first be adjusted and the balance will be treated towards sanctioned Contract Demand of the consumer. The recorded maximum drawal will be accounted for/charged as under: -
(i) When the recorded drawal of a consumer exceeds the admissible drawal, the consumer will be liable to pay demand surcharge.
(ii) When the recorded drawal of a consumer is less than the scheduled entitlement as an Open Access customer, it will be treated as a case of under drawal as per (2) (ii) above.
The consumer will, however, be governed by the General Conditions of Tariff and Schedule of Tariff approved by the Commission.
(4) Open Access by a Generator/Trader
(i) Over injection
Any over injection than scheduled by the generator/trader will be paid by the licensee at UI rates notified by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission from time to time.
(ii) Under injection
Any under injection than scheduled will be met from the grid and will be paid for by the generator/trader to the licensee at UI rates. In addition, congestion charge, if any, (as notified by the CERC from time to time) will also be payable.
(The under injection will be loaded with the intra State T&D losses determined by the Commission in its Tariff Order for that year).
Provided that if the under injection persists for 2 days continuously, the SLDC will give notice to the generator/trader for revision of its schedule. If the generator/trader does not revise the schedule and under injection continues for another 2 days, no scheduling will be allowed to the generator/trader for next 3 days. Thereafter, scheduling will be allowed only when a revised schedule is submitted by the generator/trader. The generator/trader will however be liable to pay the Open Access charges for the full reserved capacity for the entire period.
22(A) Failure to evacuate power owing to breakdown of evacuation system of the licensee
Failure to evacuate power owing to breakdown of evacuation system of the licensee will be dealt with as under:
(i) Inter-State sale
The schedule given by the generator/trader will be passed on to NRLDC by the SLDC. The share of the licensee from the sources outside the State will be adjusted accordingly and the energy scheduled by the generator/trader will be delivered to the purchaser. If the licensee is unable to evacuate power scheduled by the generator/trader owing to failure of evacuation system of the licensee, the generator/trader will pay to the licensee at the UI rates or contracted supply rate, whichever is lower, for the energy which could not actually be evacuated by the licensee due to breakdown of evacuation system of the licensee.
(ii) Intra-State sale
The generator/trader will pay to the licensee for the energy supplied by the licensee to the purchaser, at the UI rates or contracted supply rate, whichever is lower.
Provided that in either case, the generator/trader will not be liable to pay Open Access transmission and wheeling charges for the State System in the period when power is not being evacuated.
The payment to the generator will be made as per the Agreement.
22(B) Standby Power
In case of outage of a power plant supplying power to an Open Access customer, the licensee will, on request provide standby supply to meet the requirement of load catered through open access for a maximum period of 6 weeks in a year. Such standby supply will be provided by the licensee at day ahead request from the OA customer. The Open Access customer will, for that supply, be liable to pay charges under highest permanent supply tariff category determined by the Commission. If the requirement of standby supply is for more than six weeks, the Open Access customer will apply for regular supply from the licensee.
3. For Regulation 28 of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Open Access) Regulations, 2005 the following shall be substituted namely:
28. Phasing of Open Access
(1) The Open Access to the intra-State transmission system will be allowed to all customers subject to the satisfaction of the conditions contained in the Act and in these Regulations;
(2) The Open Access to the intra-State distribution system will be allowed to all customers in the following phases: -
Category of customers
Open Access to be allowed
With demand of 1 MW and above
Immediate on demand
With demand of less than 1 MW
(3) Notwithstanding the above phasing, the Commission may allow Open Access to any customer earlier than the date mentioned above.