TEEJAC finds fault with power sharing

  • May 28, 2014 1:36 pm

It finds cut in APCPDCL share from 46.06 per cent to 38.02 per cent lopsided

The Telangana Electricity Employees’ Joint Action Committee (TEEJAC) has written to the Principal Secretary, Department of Energy, expressing displeasure over the re-apportionment of power between the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The committee found the cutback in the share of APCPDCL from 46.06 per cent to 38.02 per cent lopsided, and sought revision in the apportionment so as to avoid loss to the Telangana State.

The letter cited a GO issued on May 8 readjusting the power allocations between CPDCL and SPDCL in the wake of bifurcation. Two districts, Anantapur and Kurnool, part of Central Discom thus far, will be shifted to Southern Discom after June 2.

Accordingly, the power allocations were reworked, and the share of the two districts was arrived at based on their average consumption over the last five years. The average stood at 17.45 per cent of the CPDCL’s consumption and 8.037 per cent of the total State’s.

Hence, CPDCL’s share was reduced to that extent, and added to SPDCL, raising the latter’s quota to 30.31 per cent from 22.27 per cent.

TEEJAC’s disagreement hinges on the fact that CPDCL’s earlier quota of 46.06 per cent was calculated six years ago based on the previous three years’ consumption data, while the consumption data of the Anantapur and Kurnool belonged to recent five years.

“Factors that were considered at the time of finalising share of CPDCL shall be considered even now for arriving at the share of Anantapur and Kurnool,” the letter signed by TEEJAC coordinator K.Raghu demanded.

Calculated accordingly, the share to be taken away from CPDCL stands at mere 5.9 per cent, and not 8.037 per cent as calculated, and the revised allocation thereof to the company should be 40.16 per cent rather than 38.02 per cent, the letter affirmed.

The 2.14 per cent energy loss to the Discom due to the faulty allocation would result in a financial loss of Rs.1,060 crore per annum, calculated at an average market price of Rs.5.5 per unit, it said, and called for a revision.

Courtesy: The Hindu

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