Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam to introduce Time of Use (ToU) tariff on optional basis



The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) will introduce Time of Use (ToU) tariff on an optional basis for different categories of eligible consumers in the state from October 2017 to March 2018.

Senior officers said the option would be available to HT industry, including arc furnaces and steel rolling mills, LT industry, HT non-domestic, bulk supply consumers excluding bulk supply DS, public waterworks and lift irrigation.

The ToU tariff would consist of three-time blocks, namely peak demand hours from 6.30 p.m.to 10 p.m. off-peak demand hours from 10 p.m.to 5.30 a.m. and normal demand hours from  5.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Eligible consumers who opt for the tariff would receive 15 per cent rebate on normal energy charges as approved by the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission during off-peak hours and would have to pay 19 per cent premium over the energy charges determined by the Commission during peak demand hours.

Normal tariff would be charged during normal demand hours and the same demand charges as determined by the Commission would be levied on all categories of consumers including ToU, peak load exemption charges (PLEC) would continue to be applicable for open-access power.

They added that as the ToU tariff had been introduced by the Commission on optional basis, the consumer or applicant who once exercises his option to be charged under ToU tariff, would continue to be charged under the tariff for a period not less than six months from the date the Discoms on an application submitted by an eligible consumer or applicant allow the same.

The Discoms would in no case delay approval or consent beyond three working days from the date of receipt of application from a consumer or applicant.

All other charges such as fixed charges and MMC FSA except PLEC would be applicable on energy drawn from the Discoms during the ToU period for the eligible consumers opting for ToU tariff. However, such consumers would pay PLEC on the energy drawn through Open Access in the peak demand hours during the ToU period. During the non-ToU period, PLEC would continue to be levied as before.

The electric meters presently installed for HT consumers have the facility of recording consumption in different time slots as given in ToU tariff. In case such meters are not available, the consumers may install compatible electronic meters at their own cost.

In such cases, the requisite meter could be procured by the consumer and handed over to the SDO (OP) concerned for testing and sealing and installing. The XEN (OP) would ensure that in no case the process is delayed beyond ten days from the day the meter is handed over by a consumer.

Details of the application process can be accessed on the website of the Nigam http://www.dhbvn.org.in/.

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