Tariffs and Charges
and charges for supply of electricity shall be determined by the
licensee with the approval of the commission under Section 26 of
the act. Such tariff, tariffs or charges shall take effect only
after seven days from the date of publication in at least two daily
newspapers having circulation in the area of supply. The charges
may include :-
(a) Minimum monthly charges.
(b) Demand charges.
(c) Energy charges, and
(d) Other charges.
Minimum Monthly Charge
consumer, during continuance of agreement under Regulation 15, shall
be liable to pay minimum monthly charges even if no electricity
is consumed for any reason whatsoever or supply has been disconnected
due to default of the consumer.
85. (1) Monthly
demand charges shall be payable by the consumer on the basis of
Maximum demand and contract demand as determined in the tariff notification.
In case maximum demand meter is not provided or the meter has become
defective, the monthly demand charges shall be payable on the basis
of contract demand as determined in the tariff notification.
(2) Such monthly demand charges shall be payable during the continuance
of the agreement under Regulation 15 even if no electricity is consumed
for any reason whatsoever or supply has been disconnected due to
default of consumer.
(3) During statutory power cuts and power restrictions imposed by
the licensee, if the restriction on demand is imposed for a period
exceeding sixty hours in a month. The monthly demand charges shall
be prorated in accordance with the period and quantum of demand
restrictions imposed. In all other cases the consumer shall be liable
to pay the full demand charges.
charges as prescribed in the licensee’s tariff shall be payable
by the consumer on the basis of actual consumption of the energy.
87. The licensee
may levy other charges including customer charges, connection charges,
reconnection charges, delay payment surcharge, fuel surcharge, and
power purchase surcharge and power factor penalty as approved by
the commission from time to time.
levis such as electricity duty shall be payable by the consumer