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P/073/2019 - The Manager, M/s. Sreekala Oxygen Company, Malappuram
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.

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