Natgrp: In a blow to open access in electricity for Maharashtra, MSEDCL has now implemented the highest tariffs for commercial consumers.
|Applicable CSS for Open Access (OA) Consumers of MSEDCL effective from 21st February 2013 :-|
|A. CSS for HT Consumers (Rs. Per unit):-|
|Consumer Category||EHV Consumers
(66kV & above)
|Public Water Works 1|
|Express Feeder •||–||–||–|
|HT-IX Public Services|
|B. CSS for LT Consumers (Rs. Per unit):-|
|Consumer Category||Applicable CSS (Rs./Unit)|
|Up to 20 kW|
|Above 200 Units||3.11|
|> 20 kW & < 50 kW||2.33|
|Above 50 kW||4.84|
|Below 20 kW load||–|
|Above 20 kW load||0.73|
|Above 1000 Units||1.10|
|BPL, Agriculture, PWW, Street Lighting||–|
|LT Public Services|
|Crematorium & Burial (LT-IX)||–|
As per EA 2003, Open Access may be allowed on payment of Cross Subsidy Surcharge as may be determined by the State Commission.
Initially, the Commission has determined the Cross Subsidy Surcharge for MSEDCL as ZERO vide its Order dated 05.09.2006 and continued to determine it to be ZERO during all its subsequent tariff orders. Then the Commission vide order dated 09th September 2011 (Case No. 43 of 2010) de novo determined the Cross Subsidy Surcharge and Stand by charges for Open Access consumer in the state of Maharashtra.
Now, the Commission vide order dated 21st February 2013 has re-determined the CSS on the basis of MSEDCL tariff order dated 16th August 2012 (case No. 19 of 2012) for all consumers in licence area of MSEDCL,who opt for Open Access.