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Point of Connection Transmission Pricing in India

S.K. Soonee, S.S. Barpanda, Mohit Joshi, Nripen Mishra and Vaishally Bhardwaj

Abstract

The National Electricity Policy (NEP) [1], issued by the Government of India, mandates transmission prices to be distance and direction sensitive and capture utilization of the network by each network user. In line with the mandate, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) [2] has issued Sharing of Interstate Transmission Charges and Losses Regulations, 2010 [3], to introduce point of connection (PoC)-based transmission pricing methodology in India. The methodology under the above regulations introduces one of the major reforms of its kind in the Indian power sector and seeks to share the total transmission charges in proportion to respective utilization of the transmission system by different entities. In this paper, the authors have enumerated their experience gained from the implementation of PoC-based transmission pricing regime in India. Authors have also discussed various issues encountered in the process of implementation and the methodology adopted.

Acknowledgment

Authors are grateful to the power system fraternity and POSOCO management for the encouragement. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily of the organization they belong to.

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Published Online: 2013-05-30

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