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P/074/2019 - Sri. Narayanan K., Ernakulam

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The appellant represents M/s Indus Towers Ltd., a company providing passive infra structure service to telecommunication providers. The appellant is a 3 phase LT VI F consumer bearing number 34136 under Electrical Section, Edakkara, with a connected load of 26340 watts. The premises of the appellant was inspected on 11-02--2019 by a team of KSEB Limited led by the Anti Power Theft Squad (APTS) of Malappuram unit. An irregularity of metering was detected as the missing of R phase current and resulted in inaccurate metering. So as to compensate revenue loss to the Board for the unrecorded portion of energy, the Assistant Engineer, Electrical Section, Edakkara, issued short assessment bill by directing the appellant to pay Rs 2,17,998/-. Against the short assessment bill, the appellant had approached the CGRF, Kozhikode by filing a petition No. OP No. 179/2018-19. The Forum disposed of the petition by quashing the bill for Rs. 217998/- and by directing the respondent to revise the bill by limiting the period of assessment to 24 months vide order dated 21-06-2019. Accordingly, the respondent has revised the bill to Rs.165885/-. Aggrieved against this, the appellant has submitted this appeal petition before this Authority 0n 01-10-2019. From the findings and conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide as follows: The short assessment bill for Rs. 217998/- for 926 days and revised bill for Rs.1,65,885/- for 24 months issued to the appellant are quashed. The respondent shall issue revised bill for a period of 24 months based on previous three months average consumption for 05/16,06/16 and 07/16. No interest is payable by the appellant till the due date of the revised bill and the respondent shall issue the revised bill within 15 days from the date of this order. Having concluded and decided as above, it is ordered accordingly. The Appeal Petition filed by the appellant stands allowed to the extent ordered. The order of CGRF, Northern Region, Kozhikode in 179/2018-19 dated 21-06-2019 is modified to this extent. No order on costs.
P/073/2019 - The Manager, M/s. Sreekala Oxygen Company, Malappuram

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The Appellant, Manager, Sreekala Oxygen, Mele Chelari, Thenhipalam is an HT consumer (LCN 21/4274) under Electrical Section, Chelari, having connected load 185.5 kW and contract demand to the extent of 180 kVA. The appellant was being charged extra for the increase in the maximum demand of 180 kVA from 08/2018 to 12/2018. The appellant’s grievance is that they were unnecessarily charged fine for excess demand and energy consumption from August 2018 onwards. Aggrieved by this, the appellant approached CGRF (Northern Region) who dismissed the petition of the appellant vide Order in OP No:08/2019-20 dated 29-08-2019. Aggrieved by the decision of CGRF, the appellant has submitted this Appeal petition before this Authority on 20-09-2019. From the findings and conclusions arrived at as detailed above, the respondent is directed to revise the bills for the consumption period of 08/2018 to 12/2018 by fixing the contract demand as 190 kVA at normal rate and the excess demand charge above 190 kVA is quashed and shall be refunded as stated above. The respondent shall also reassess the consumption for the disputed period from 08/2018 to 12/2018 by taking the average of the zone wise consumption for 01/2019, 02/2019 and 03/2019. The excess amount collected shall be refunded by adjusting it in appellant’s future bills. Applicable interest, for the excess amount so collected, shall also be refunded to the appellant. The respondent shall also take steps to review the demand charges for 2 years from 08/2016 to 07/2018 to be realised from the appellant by taking 190 kVA as contract demand on the basis of the RMD. Having concluded and decided as above, it is ordered accordingly. The Appeal Petition filed by the appellant is found having some merits and is allowed to the extent ordered. The order of CGRF, Northern Range, Kozhikode in Petition No. OP/8/2018-19/dated 29-08-2019 is set aside. No order on costs.
P/060/2019 - Sri. Tanty K.O., Ernakulam

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The appellant in this petition was a consumer of the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited bearing No. Consumer No. LCN 7/4514 under Electrical Section, Aluva Town. The supply was given in High Tension category with a contract demand of 200 kVA. Tariff applicable to the consumer is HT IA. The supply of electricity to the consumer is being used for the purpose of manufacturing of tread rubber, compound and allied products. The appellant availed additional power to the extent of 250 kVA on 17 06.2014 after executing a bond dated: 25-05-2012. The appellant had given a letter for disconnection and dismantling of electric connection on 27.03.2018. The Deputy Chief Engineer, Perumbavoor has given a letter on 17.04.2018, claiming Rs. 6,05,000/- as transmission development charge and arrear as Rs. 16,47,157/- and security deposit as Rs. 14,78,157/-. Aggrieved by this, the appellant filed a petition before the CGRF which was disposed vide Order No. 62/2018-19 dated 16-03-2019, ordering that the demand raised by the respondent is correct and the petitioner is bound to pay the same. Challenging the decision of the CGRF, the appellant approached this Authority by filing this appeal petition. From the findings and conclusions arrived at as detailed above, I decide as follows: 1. The Transmission Development Charges for Rs. 6,05,000/- issued to the appellant is quashed. The respondent shall issue revised bill for Rs. 4.95 lakhs as calculated above. No interest is payable by the appellant for this amount. 2. The arrear bill for Rs. 16,47,157/- issued to the appellant is also quashed. The respondent shall prepare a revised bill for the pending dues of current charges for the consumption of the months of 12/2017, 01/2018 and 02/2018 with interest till the date of remittance. 3. The respondent shall not collect the fixed charges amounting to Rs 6,08,400/- for the months from 04/2018 to 09/2018 from the appellant. 4. The respondent shall adjust the security deposit with interest against the above-mentioned pending dues of the appellant. 5. The respondent shall issue the revised bills within a period of 30 days from the date of this order and keep pending any Revenue Recovery proceedings during this period. Having concluded and decided as above, it is ordered accordingly and the Appeal Petition filed by the appellant, stands allowed to the extent ordered. The order of CGRF, Ernakulam in 62/2018-19 dated 16-03-2019 is set aside. No order on costs.

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