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P/044/2019 - Sri. Jacob Paul Kattappana
The appellant has filed this appeal petition against the order of Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum in complaint no. OP 89/18-2019 dated 9/5/2019. The appellant is registered as an industrial consumer under LT 1VA tariff having consumer number 16965 under Electrical Section, Kattappana. The connected load of the consumer was 114 kW up to 12/6/2018. After that the connected load was reduced to 72kW with a contract demand of 80kVA by executing an agreement for reduction of connected load. The appellant was given short assessment of demand charges for the period from 8/2015 to1/2018 and low voltage surcharge from 5/2017 to 1/2018 and short assessment of a demand charges and energy charges for the period from 1/2013 to 3/2015 amounting to Rs.218006/- and Rs.12939/- respectively. The contract demand is wrongly arrived as 96 kVA instead of 127 kVA for which low voltage surcharge is charged. Aggrieved by the short assessment bills the appellant approached CGRF and the Forum in its order dated 9/5/19 mentioned above upheld the bill for- Rs.2,18,006/- and quashed the bill for Rs. 12,939/-. Aggrieved by the decision of CGRF, the appellant has submitted the Appeal petition before this Authority. From the conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide to quash the short assessment bills amounting to Rs. 2,18,006/- issued to the appellant. The period of short assessment in demand charges is limited for 24 months from 2/2016 to 1/2018. The respondent shall issue a revised bill within a period of 30 days from the date of this order. It is proper and allowable as per the regulations in the Supply Code and tariff order to issue a bill for low voltage surcharge to the consumers who are required to avail supply at HT, but had a sanctioned load exceeding the limit of 100kVA. The appellant has to remit the low voltage surcharge from 05/2017 to 01/2018. The respondent shall allow 12 monthly instalments if the appellant desires so. No surcharge for the instalment amount shall be collected from the appellant. Having concluded and decided as above it is ordered accordingly. The order of CGRF in OP No. 89/2018-19 dated 09-05-2019 is modified to this extent. No order on costs.


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