Reduction of connected load or contract demand of KSEB Consumer

Refer Supply Code: 100

(1) Any application for reduction of connected load or contract demand shall be accepted only after six months from the date of original energisation for LT connections and only after one year from the date of original energisation for HT or EHT connections.

(2) Request for reduction of connected load or contract demand shall be entertained only once in six months thereafter.

(3) The consumer shall apply for reduction of load or contract demand to the licensee specifying the reasons thereof, in the form specified and the licensee shall process the application form in accordance with relevant provisions of the Code.

(4) For site inspection as well as for issuance of demand note for the estimated cost of work, if any, and payment thereon, both the licensee and applicant shall follow, mutatis mutandis the procedure and timelines as laid down in regulations 77 to 83 of the Code.

(5) The licensee shall consider the grounds stated in the application, verify the same during inspection and issue order on the application within a period of fifteen days from the date of completion of inspection and intimate the applicant:

Provided that the licensee shall issue a speaking order if the request of the consumer is declined.

(6) If the licensee sanctions the reduction in connected load or contract demand, the meter and service line may be changed if required and the expenditure thereof recovered from the applicant.

(7) The licensee shall issue a demand note to the consumer in writing, under acknowledgment, in accordance with the timeline specified in regulation 81 mutatis mutandis and thereafter both the licensee and applicant shall follow mutatis mutandis the procedure and timelines as laid down in regulation 81 to 83 of the Code.

(8) If the consumer pays the required charges and expenditure for modification of distribution system, service line, meter and other apparatus, the licensee shall execute the work and sanction the reduction in the load within the time limit specified in regulation 85.

(9) If the licensee sanctions the reduction of connected load or contract demand, the same shall be effective from the date of inspection and a written intimation thereof shall be sent to the consumer.

(10) If the application is not decided and order is not issued by the licensee within the above mentioned period of fifteen days from the date of completion of inspection, permission for reduction of connected load or contract demand, as the case may be, shall be deemed to have been granted with effect from the sixteenth day.

(11) Any difference in security deposit arising out of load reduction shall be adjusted in the subsequent two bills of the consumer.




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