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CLASSIFICATION OF CONSUMERS

80. Licensee may classify or reclassify the consumer into various categories from time to time as may be approved by the Commission and fix different tariffs and conditions of supply for different class of consumers. The present classification is as follows:

(a) Domestic

This category relates to supply of power to residential premises for domestic purpose only and shall include consumers under Kutirjyoti Programme. This shall also include supply to occupants of flats in multistoried buildings or residential colonies receiving power at single point for domestic purposes when connected load for non-domestic load exceeds 10% of the total connected load. Incase the non-domestic load exceeds 10% of the total connected load; they shall be treated as commercial or general-purpose consumers as applicable. This shall not cover residential colonies attached to industrial establishment where power supply is drawn through the meter of the industrial establishment.

(b) Commercial

This category relates to supply of power to premises to which are used for office, business, commercial or other purposes not covered under any other category with a contract demand up to but excluding 110KVA and where the non-domestic load exceeds 10% of the total connected load.

(c) Street Lighting

This category relates to supply of power to local authority or public body for providing streetlights.

(d) Railway Traction

This category relates to supply of power for railway traction.

(e) Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture

This category relates to supply of power for pumping of water in lift irrigation, flow-irrigation, and for lifting of water from wells, nallahs, streams, rivulets, rivers, ponds, dug wells exclusively for agricultural purposes.

(f) Public Water Works and Sewerage Pumping Installation

This category relates to supply of power for public water supply and sewerage pumping installations owned and operated by the State Government, local bodies or their agencies.

(g) General Purpose

This category relates to supply of power for all general purposes comprising mixed load and with a contract demand of 110 KVA and above where the non-domestic loads exceeds 10% of the total connected load.

(h) Public Instructions

This category relates to supply of power to educational institution including hostels, government hospitals, government dispensaries, primary health centers, charitable dispensaries, religious institutions, dharma Salas, electrics crematoriums and non-commercial sports organizations.

(i) Small Industries

This category relates to supply of power of power for industrial production purpose with a contract demand below 22 KVA, where power is generally utilized as motive force.

(j) Medium Industries

This category relates to supply of power for industrial production with contract demand of 22 KVA but below 110 KVA, where power is generally utilized as motive force.

(k) Large Industries

This category relates to supply of power for industrial production with contract demand of 110 KVA but below 25000 KVA, where the power is substantially utilized as motive force for industrial production.

(l) Heavy Industries

This category relates to supply of power to industries with a contract demand of 25000 KVA and above where power is substantially utilized as motive force.

(m) Mini Steel Plant

This category relates to supply of power to steel manufacturing units licensed to operate as mini steel plants with contract demand of 4444 KVA and above where power is ordinals utilized in induction or arc furnaces.

(n) Power Intensive Industries

This category relates to supply of power to industries where power is substantially utilized as raw material involving electro-metallurgical process with a contract demand of and above 2000 KVA.

(o) Temporary Supply

This category relates to supply of power to meet temporary needs on special occasions including marriage or other ceremonial functions, fairs, festivals, religious functions or seasonal business provided that such power supply doesn’t exceeded a period of six months.

(p) Industries Owning Generating Plants (Captive Power Plants) Availing Emergency Supply Only

This category relates to supply of power to industries with generating plants or including Captive Power Plants only for start-up of the unit or to meet their essential auxiliary and survival requirements in the event of the failure of their generation capacity. Such emergency assistance shall be limited to 25% of the rated capacity of the largest unity in the Captive Power Plant or Generating plant. In case any special provision is made in a Power Purchase Agreement, approved or accepted by the Commission, such provision shall apply in such cases, subject to the provisions of this code.

Consumers under Special Agreement

81. The licensee may, having regard to the nature of supply and purpose for which supply is required, fix special tariff and conditions of supply for the consumers not covered by the classification enumerated in this code. For such purpose licensee may enter into special agreements with the approval of the Commission with suitable modifications in the standard agreement form. The commission shall separately approve the tariff in such cases.

Reclassification of Consumer

82. If it is found that a consumer has been classified in a particular category erroneously or the purpose of supply as mentioned in the agreement has changed or the consumption of power has exceeded the limit of that category or any order of reduction or enhancement of contract demand has been obtained, the engineer may reclassify him under appropriate category after issuing notice to him to execute a fresh agreement on the basis of the altered classification or modified contract demand. If the consumer doesn’t take steps within the time indicated in the notice to execute the fresh agreement, the engineer may after issuing a clear seven days show cause notice and after considering his explanation, if any, may disconnect the supply of power.


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