Andhra's power distributors justify recovery of true-up charges from consumers, blame TDP government
The power utilities’ officials blamed the previous government for the true-up charges and claimed that the recovery will not give “much inconvenience” to the consumers.
The power distribution facilities claimed that they were in a “precarious financial position” and any expenditure not included in the true-up would be “fatal” to them.
The consumer will have to register a complaint and the Discoms will be liable to pay the compensation automatically.
The committee’s reference would be to study if the curtailment by SLDC was driven by system exigencies or was deliberate and to see if the companies complied with curtailment instructions.
The APERC had accepted the proposal of Discoms to collect Rs 10 per kW a month from domestic consumers in lieu of minimum charges.
The recommendation from the government for exemption from obtaining licence is a routine procedure, he pointed out in a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary on Saturday.