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P/045/2019 - Sri. A.K. Xaviour, Kottayam
The appellant is a consumer under the Electrical Section, Aymanam under VI F tariff bearing consumer No. 13859. He has taken a Single phase connection in 2015 at the time of the construction of his house. After the completion of the construction work, the appellant applied for load enhancement under LT 1 A domestic tariff and conversion of service connection to LT three phase, on18-07-2017. In the application, the connected load applied was 51326 Watts, but on inspection it was found that the connected load at the premises as 44 kW (leaving all unconnected equipments and plug points). On 03-01-2018, the Executive Engineer, Electrical Division, Pallom accorded sanction for an estimate amounting to Rs.12.23 lakhs for constructing 950m of 11 kV SC OH line and installing one 100 kVA transformer at the property of the appellant for meeting the appellant’s load requirement and accordingly demand notice was issued to the appellant by the respondent. The appellant was not willing to bear the expenditure required to meet his power requirement stating that the appellant is bound to remit the expenditure only if the power requirement is above one Megawatt. Challenging the demand notice issued, the appellant filed a petition before the CGRF, Southern Region which was disposed vide Order No. OP 20/2019 dated 21-05-2019, ordering that the distribution licensee is empowered to recover the expenditure incurred for providing supply as per Regulation 32 of Kerala Electricity Supply Code 2014 and the Forum dismissed the case. Still aggrieved, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Authority. From the analysis done and the findings and conclusions arrived at, which are detailed above, I take the following decisions. The demand notice for Rs. 12.23 lakhs issued by the respondent is quashed. The respondent is entitled to recover the expenditure from the appellant for the extension of 11 kV line up to the transformer station and for the conversion of the single phase low tension service connection to three phase connection. The respondent shall bear the cost of the transformer for giving the three phase LT supply to the appellant. The respondent shall opt the technically feasible route for drawing the 11 kV LT line using Overhead Conductor/Aerial Bunched Cable. Having decided as above, it is ordered accordingly. The Appeal Petition filed by the appellant is disposed of with the said decisions taken and issued. The Order No. OP 20/2019 dated 21-05-2019, of CGRF (South), Kottarakkara, is set aside. No order as to costs.


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