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Aggregate Revenue Requirement and Tariff Revision Proposal

For distribution and retail sale of Electricity in Union Territory of Puducherry

Filing of Aggregate Revenue Requirement (ARR) and Tariff Revision Proposal for the year 2009-10
before the Hon'ble Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission

The tariff for retail sale of power to various category of consumers within the Union Territory of Puducherry was lastly fixed during 2002-2003 by the Government of Puducherry. With the enactment of the new "Electricity Act 2003" by the Parliament in the year 2003, the Central/State/Joint Electricity Regulatory Commissions have been vested with the powers to determine and fix the tariff for retail sale of power within the area of operation of a licensee. Though the new act was enforced through out the country including the Union Territory of Puducherry with effect from 6th June 2003, the power to setup State Electricity Regulatory Commission in the Union Territory of Puducherry was withheld by the Government of India. In the absence of an Electricity Regulatory Commission, revision of tariff for retail sale to various category of consumers with in the Union Territory of Puducherry couldn't be undertaken by the Government of Puducherry.

In the meanwhile, during the year 2006-07, the Government of India had notified the constitution of a Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and the Union Territories including the Union Territory of Puducherry with headquarters at Gurgaon, Haryana State. The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission was made functional during 2008-09. Thereafter, the Electricity Department, Government of Puducherry had initiated steps to file a tariff revision petition before the Hon'ble Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission and the first petition was filed before the Hon'ble Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission during January 2009.

Sr.No Date Details of activity
1 07-01-2009 Petition filed before the Hon'ble Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for "Aggregate Revenue Requirement and Determination and Revision of Tariff for retail sale of power to various category of consumers in the Union Territory of Puducherry for the year 2009-10".
2 29-07-2009 M/s NTPC Electric Supply Company Limited, Noida have been provisionally appointed as the process consultant to compile the required data, assist the Electricity Department while participating in the proceedings before the Hon'ble Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission, attend to the suggestions and clarifications, redraft the petition wherever required, attend to the public hearings and assist in obtaining the final orders of the Hon'ble Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission.
3 03-09-2009 Hearing conducted by the Hon'ble commission and the petition was taken on record for consideration. The Electricity Department was ordered to file a revised petition based on the suggestions and clarifications made by the Hon'ble Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission.
4 05-10-2009 Revised petition for "Aggregate Revenue Requirement and Determination and Revision of Tariff for retail sale of power to various category of consumers in the Union Territory of Puducherry for the year 2009-10" filed before the Hon'ble Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission.
5 12-10-2009 In accordance with the "Conduct of Business" Regulations of the Hon'ble Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission, the summary of the "Aggregate Revenue Requirement (ARR) and tariff application for distribution and retail sale of electricity for the financial year 2009–10 in the Union Territory of Puducherry" is published for information and comments of consumers and other stack holders. The "Public Notice" has been published in leading newspapers in English and the local language in the four regions of the Union Territory of Puducherry. The public notice in English (HTML & PDF formats) and in three local regional languages (PDF format) are available at the following web links.
Public Notice in English
Public Notice in Tamil
Public Notice in Malayalam
Public Notice in Telugu
6 01-11-2009 Notification issued by the Hon'ble Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for conducting Public hearing on the petition filed by the Electricity Department. The schedule of Public hearing is as follows: 11-11-2009Municipal Hall Kalyana Mandapam Yanam - 533464 From 2.00 PM to 6.00 PM 13-11-2009 Saraswathi Thirumana Nilayam Bussy Street, Puducherry-605001. From 10.00 AM to 07.00PM
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