General Conditions for LT connection Tariff

  1.  The minimum charge payable by all LT consumers other than the consumers in the  category  of  LT-VI  General  (D)  shall  be  the  fixed  charge  of  respective category. Minimum charge applicable to the category LT –VI General (D) shall be as specified under the tariff for that category.
  2. All LT Industrial (both LT-IV (A) and LT-IV (B) consumers) and LT Agricultural consumers shall, for power factor improvement, install static capacitors with ISI certification as specified in Annexure C attached to this schedule and obtain the approval of the licensee. Such consumers shall submit to the licensee, an application for approval of the capacitor, as soon as it is installed.   The licensee shall  communicate  to  the  consumer,  its  decision  about  such  approval  or otherwise  within  a  period  of  15  days  from  the  date  of  submission  by  the consumer, the application for approval of capacitor.  If the licensee does not communicate to the consumer its decision about such approval or otherwise within a period of 15 days, it shall be deemed that the licensee has granted the required approval for the installation of the capacitor.
  3.  For LT industrial and agricultural consumers who have not installed capacitors with ISI certification of specified value, the fixed charge and energy charge shall be higher by 20% of the tariff applicable to the respective categories.
  4. For the consumers using welding sets without installing capacitors with ISI certification of  specified  value, the fixed charge and energy charge shall be higher by 30% of the tariff applicable to the respective categories.
  5.  The officer of the licensee who is authorized to take meter reading shall inspect the static capacitor and ensure that it is functioning properly.  If such officer notices that the static capacitor has become faulty or unserviceable, he shall forthwith intimate the matter to the officer in charge of the electrical section / Sub- division of Kerala State Electricity Board Limited or to the concerned officer in the case of other distribution licensees, who shall issue notice to the consumer directing him to replace such faulty or unserviceable capacitor within one month or within such other time limit as stipulated by the concerned officer of the licensee.    The  consumer  shall  replace  such  faulty  /unserviceable  capacitors within the time limit as directed by the officers of the licensee.
  6. If  the  capacitor  is  not  replaced or put  back  into  service duly repaired, to  the satisfaction of the concerned officer of Kerala State Electricity Board Limited or of other distribution licensees, as the case may be, within one month or such other time  limit  as  stipulated  by  the  concerned  officer  of  the  licensee,  enhanced charges as per clause 3 or clause 4 above shall be payable for the whole period during which the capacitor remains faulty or unserviceable.
  7.  The  consumers,  other  than  those  in  LT-IV  Industry  and  LT-V  Agriculture categories, who have segregated their power load and lighting load may install static capacitors with ISI certification for power factor improvement as specified in the Annexure C to this schedule and obtain approval of the concerned officers of Kerala State Electricity Board Limited or of other licensees, as the case may be. Such consumers shall submit to the licensee, an application for approval of the capacitor, as soon as it is installed.  The licensee shall communicate to the consumer, its decision about such approval or otherwise within a period of 15 days from the date of submission by the consumer, the application for approval of capacitor.   If the licensee does not communicate to the consumer its decision about such approval or otherwise within a period of 15 days, it shall be deemed that  the  licensee  has  granted  the  required  approval  for  the  installation  of capacitor.
  8. Such  consumers  other  than  those  in  LT-IV  Industry  and  LT-V  Agriculture category who install capacitors as specified above shall be eligible for a rebate at the rate of 5% on the energy charges. Such rebate shall be allowed from the billing  month  succeeding  the  month  in  which  the approval / deemed approval has been obtained for the capacitors installed by the consumer.  No rebate is admissible on the fixed charges.
  9.  (a) Power supply for common facilities such as fire control, common lighting, lifts, water pumping, sewage treatment, waste disposal,  etc. in residential apartment complexes and in individual houses shall be billed at domestic tariff. (b) Power supplies to common facilities in high rise buildings mainly for domestic occupation shall be under the domestic tariff if the connected load other than for domestic purpose, is less than 5% of the total load.
  10. (a)  Power  supply  for  common  facilities  in  the  high  rise  buildings,  for  the occupation by consumers in LT-VI or in LT-VII categories shall be charged at the respective tariffs for such categories.
    (b) In the case of combination of occupation of different categories of consumers, common facilities shall be charged at the highest of LT-VI or LT-VII tariff applicable to such categories.
  11. ToD tariff shall be applicable to LT-IV Industrial consumers having connected load above 20 kW and to LT-I domestic consumers (3 Phase) having monthly consumption above 500 units.  The charges and other terms & conditions for ToD tariff shall be as per Annexures ‘A, D & E’ to this schedule.
  12. Optional  Demand  Based  Tariff  can  be  availed  by  consumers  under  LT  VI General(A), LT VI General (B), LT VI General (C), LT VI General (E), LT VI General (F),LT-VI General (G),  LT VII Commercial (A) and LT VII Commercial (C) as per the conditions in Annexure – F to this schedule.
  13. The consumers who are required to avail supply at HT and above as per the regulation 8 of the Kerala Electricity Supply Code, 2014, but availing supply at LT, shall pay the low voltage surcharge at the following rates.

Low voltage surcharge for consumers having connected load/ contract demand above 100 kW/kVA and availing supply at LT level


Particulars

Low voltage surcharge

Consumers listed under LT-IV (A) category

Rs 150/kVA/month

Consumers listed under LT-IV (B) category

Rs 175/kVA/month

Consumers listed under LT-VI(A) category

Rs 268/kW/month

Consumers listed under LT-VI(B) category

Rs 248/kW/month

Consumers listed under LT-VI(F) category

Rs 243/kW/month

Consumers listed under LT-VII (A ) category

Rs 243/kW/month

Consumers listed under LT-VII(C ) category

Rs 273/kW/month




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