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PNS|Vijayawada

Special Chief Secretary of Energy, K Vijayanand, has announced that the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued Order No. 10/TT/2019, granting permission to APTransco to claim an additional amount of Rs 114 crore from inter-state utilities. This claim is for the yearly transmission charges for 40 inter-state transmission lines owned by APTransco, which connect Andhra Pradesh with neighboring states.

Special CS Vijayanand stated that APTransco had filed a petition before the CERC in New Delhi, seeking a determination of the yearly transmission charges for the inter-state transmission lines between Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring states. The period under consideration was from the financial year 2014-15 to 2018-19, in accordance with CERC’s regulations for sharing charges and losses of inter-state transmission lines. Initially, the CERC had only issued a tariff order for the financial years 2016-17 to 2018-19, refusing to determine the tariff for the years 2014-2016. However, APTransco appealed to the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), New Delhi, via DFR 378 of 2021. APTEL directed the CERC to consider the determination of transmission charges for the years 2014-2016 as well.

Following the orders from APTEL, New Delhi, and after completing the necessary regulatory processes, the CERC issued the orders in Petition No. 10TT/2019 on June 21. These orders allow APTransco to claim an additional amount of Rs 114 crores from inter-state utilities for the transmission charges of the 40 inter-state transmission lines owned by APTransco, which connect Andhra Pradesh with neighboring states. It should be noted that APTransco will collect these charges from the neighboring states that utilize APTransco’s transmission lines for the flow of power to their respective states.

The Special CS commended the efforts of Joint Managing Director APTransco, KVN Chakradhar Babu, and his team for their contribution in securing the orders for claiming the additional amount of Rs 114 crore for APTransco.

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