Regularisation of unauthorised additional load - KSEB Supply

Refer Supply Code: 153

(1) If it is detected, on inspection, that additional load in excess of the sanctioned load has been connected to the system without due sanction from the licensee, further action shall be taken in accordance with the following subregulations.

(2) The difference between the total connected load in the premises of the consumer at the time of inspection and the sanctioned load of the consumer shall be reckoned as unauthorised additional load.

(3) Connected load shall be determined as per the following clauses:-

(a) the rated capacities of all energy consuming devices and apparatus which can be simultaneously used, excluding stand-by load if any, in the premises of the consumer and found connected to the system shall be considered for estimating the total load of the consumer;

(b) while estimating the total load of a consumer, the loads of the following equipment and apparatus shall not be taken into account:-

i. standby equipment of consumers, when they are operated through a change over switch;

ii. firefighting equipment;

iii. un-interrupted power supply equipment (UPS), switch mode power supply system (SMPS), transformer, voltage stabilizer, inverter, rectifier and measuring devices:

Provided that the rated capacities of the equipment and apparatus connected to the UPS or SMPS or voltage stabilizer or inverter or rectifier shall be considered for computation of the connected load.

(4) (a) If the additional load in the case of domestic consumers is of and below twenty percent of the sanctioned load it shall not be reckoned as unauthorised additional load.

(b) If the additional load in the case of other consumers is of and below ten percent of the sanctioned load, it shall not be reckoned as unauthorised additional load.

(c) The licensee may, suo motu or on application from the consumer, regularise such additional load mentioned in clause (a) and clause (b) above.

(5) When the load in excess of sanctioned load exceeds the limit as provided in subregulation (4) above, the entire load in excess of the sanctioned load shall be treated as unauthorised additional load, if express sanction or deemed sanction under clause (c) of subregulation (4) has not been obtained for it.

(6) In the case of consumers billed under demand based tariff, the total load declared in the test cum completion report of the installation of the consumer, submitted at the time of availing connection or the load mentioned in the energisation approval granted by the Electrical Inspector or the load at the time of revising contract demand or revising the connected load may be taken as the sanctioned connected load.

(7) If it is found that any additional load has been connected without due authorisation from the licensee or in violation of any of the provisions of the Central Electricity Authority (Measures relating to safety and electric supply) Regulations, 2010, as amended from time to time, the licensee shall direct the consumer to disconnect forthwith such additional load and the consumer shall comply with such direction, failing which the supply of electricity to the consumer shall be disconnected by the licensee.

(8) If it is found that no additional load has been connected and recorded maximum demand has been exceeded, the demand charges may be collected for the recorded maximum demand at the rates as approved by the Commission and steps may be initiated to enhance the contract demand as specified in regulation 99 of the Code.

(9) If it is found that additional load has been connected without any increase in the contract demand, steps may be initiated to regularise the connected load in accordance with the provisions in the agreement within a time frame as stipulated by the licensee.

(10) If it is found that additional load has been connected without due authorisation from the licensee and contract demand has been exceeded, steps may be initiated to regularise the additional load and to enhance the contract demand in addition to collection of demand charges as per the agreement conditions, for the recorded maximum demand at the rates approved by the Commission:

Provided that such regularisation of additional load and enhancement of contract demand shall be done only after ensuring that wiring has been done in conformity with the provisions of Central Electricity Authority (Measures relating to safety and electric supply) Regulations, 2010 as amended from time to time.

(11) The proceedings specified in subregulations (9) and (10) above, are applicable in the cases where the regularisation of unauthorised connected load or enhancement of contract demand will not necessitate enhancement of voltage level of supply or upgradation of the existing distribution system or both.

(12) In case such regularisation of unauthorised connected load or enhancement of contract demand will necessitate upgradation of the existing distribution system or enhancement of voltage level of supply, the licensee shall direct the consumer to disconnect forthwith such additional load and to restrict the contract demand within the agreed limit and the consumer shall comply with such direction, failing which the supply of electricity to the consumer shall be disconnected by the licensee.

(13) The regularisation of unauthorised additional load as per the subregulations (9) and (10) above shall be subject to realisation of a fee at the rates notified by the Commission in schedule 1 of the Code.

(14) The provisions relating to unauthorised additional load in subregulations (1) to (13) above shall not be applicable to any domestic consumer if his total connected load including the additional load detected is of and below 10kW.

(15) Unauthorised additional load in the same premises and under same tariff shall not be reckoned as ‘unauthorised use of electricity’.




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