Tamil Nadu amends the Tamil Nadu Electricity Supply Code

Feb 06, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) on January 29, 2020, has made amendments to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Supply Code so as to:

(i)make provision for levy of excess demand charges uniformly across all Low Tension (LT) category of services;

(ii)provide for collection of additional security deposit from open access consumers based on net energy supplied by Distribution licensee;

(iii)accept requests of consumers to adjust excess security deposit against demands more than two billing cycles;

(iv)specify a time limit for issue of provisional assessment order for unauthorised use of electricity and notify forms of provisional assessment and final assessment order for the act of unauthorised use of electricity under section 126 of the Electricity Act, 2003;

(v)spell out method of assessment of quantum of energy for cases of illegal restoration of supply to a disconnected service connection.

Forms are also added:

i.Form 12: Provisional Assessment order for unauthorised use of electricity under section 126 of the Electricity Act, 2003

ii.Form 13: Final order of Assessment for unauthorised use of electricity under section 126 of the Electricity Act, 2003.

[Notification No. VI(2)/1/2020 (TNERC/SC/7–40)]


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