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P-059-2021- Sri. Noufal. A., Kozhikode-Order 16-12-2021
The appellant remitted “power factor disincentive” under the head “Other charges” for two years prior to November 2020. After the replacement of defective capacitors, the appellant requested for refund of the excess amount remitted under “Other Charges” to the Licensee. Since no action was taken by the Officers of KSEB Ltd., the appellant filed petition in CGRF, Northern Region, and the Forum in its order rejected the request of the appellant. The appellant filed this appeal petition before this Authority. There are lapses on the part of appellant in maintaining the rated values of capacitors to avoid power factor disincentives and lapses on the part of respondent to intimate the subject of low power factor to the appellant as per rules. As such, it is decided to refund the power factor penalty realized from the appellant for 12 months from 11/2019 to 10/2020, by limiting the period of refund requested by the appellant The respondent shall refund the amount realized under “other charges” or “power factor penalty” from the appellant from 11/2019 to 10/2020 within 45 days from the date of order or adjust in the future bills. The Appeal Petition filed by the appellant is allowed to this extent and the petition stands disposed of accordingly. The order of CGRF, Northern Region, Kozhikode vide OP No. 149/2020-21 dated 25-08-2021 is set aside.


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