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AP Discoms need Rs 34,000 crore this year

AP Discoms need Rs 34,000 crore this year

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The above tariff proposal and subsidy support from the government is subject to the approval of the APERC commission.

Vijayawada: The Discoms pegged their Annual Revenue Requirement (ARR) for 2018-19 at Rs 33,466 crore and projected total revenue at current tariffs, including non-tariff income of Rs 25,483 crore.

The revenue deficit at current tariff is Rs 7,983 crore. The Average Cost of Supply (CoS) is Rs 6.14 per unit (hike by I0.7 per cent over that approved in 2017-18), average revenue realization at current tariffs is ` 4.67 per unit leaving a gap of Rs 1.46 per unit.

Energy availability from all sources (66,173 MU) – energy requirement (61,543 MU), and energy surplus (4,630 MU).

The sale of surplus energy is 3,100 MU (only in certain months of the year with a margin of 0.56 /unit).

The renewable power purchase obligation (RPPO) for FY 2018-19 is projected to be 19.8 per cent. Wind power is 7,809 MU (26% increase over previous year), and solar power 3,800 MU (7% increase over previous year) and other renewable sources is 574 MU.

The tariff proposals are like this.

In consultation with GoAP, the licencees have proposed no tariff increase during FY 2018- 19. A total of 1.72 crore consumers would be benefited.

Under, LT V (C) Others- Rural horticulture (for upto 5HP only). Tariff reduction proposed from Rs 3.70/unit to `1.50/Unit. Number of Consumers benefited through this is 1,362 .

LT I (C): Domestic: Smart meters have been proposed with Time of Day (ToD) LT I (C): Domestic: Smart meters have been proposed with Time of Day (ToD) rebate of Rs 1.00 per unit. Number of consumers benefited – 22,509

LT II (C): Electric Vehicles: The new tariff proposed for electric vehicles is at `6.95 per unit.

Discoms will create necessary charging infrastructure covering Vizag, Vijayawada, Tirupati and along the state and national highways. The above tariff proposal and subsidy support from the government is subject to the approval of the APERC commission.

Source: deccanchronicle
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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