Single point supply and sharing of electricity charges in Kerala

(Supply Code:56)

(1) The licensee may give single point supply to the following premises with multiple beneficiaries subject to the conditions specified in the subregulations hereunder:-

(i) multi-storeyed buildings;

(ii) colony developed by any development authority or private builder or promoter or developer;

(iii) domestic, commercial or industrial complex;

(iv) residential complex constructed by any employer for his employees or by a panchayat or a cooperative society or a registered association of beneficiaries.

(2) The development authority or promoter or builder or developer or panchayat or cooperative society or registered association of beneficiaries shall submit an application to the licensee for availing single point supply with a detailed project report (DPR) on the scheme for giving supply to all beneficiaries and such other necessary particulars.

(3) The development authority or promoter or builder or developer or panchayat or cooperative society or registered association of beneficiaries shall bear the expenditure for the augmentation or upgradation or uprating of the distribution system, exclusively required for the supply of electricity to the entire premises included in the detailed project report (DPR) and shall also construct at his cost the internal distribution network within the project area as per the standards and specifications stipulated in this Code.

Provided that the expenditure to be borne by the development authority or promoter or builder or developer or panchayat or cooperative society or registered association of beneficiaries shall be governed by the relevant provisions in regulation 36.

(4) Supply may be provided by the development authority or promoter or builder or developer or panchayat or cooperative society or registered association of beneficiaries to the individual beneficiaries and for common service by installing sub-meters.

(5) The development authority or promoter or builder or developer or panchayat or cooperative society or registered association of beneficiaries shall remit the charges for the entire electricity availed at such single point of supply as per the bill preferred by the licensee within such time as indicated in the bill.

(6) The development authority or promoter or builder or developer or panchayat or cooperative society or registered association of beneficiaries shall collect, on a no profit no loss basis, the cost of energy consumed by individual beneficiaries.

(7) The tariff charged from the individual beneficiaries shall under no circumstances exceed the tariff specified by the Commission for the respective category of consumers.

(8) Providing of connection to individual beneficiaries in such premises with multiple consumers and sharing of expenses of consumption of electricity as per the above provisions shall not be construed as unauthorised extension of supply or resale of energy.

(9) The maintenance of internal distribution network and providing services to individual beneficiaries shall be the responsibility of the development authority or promoter or builder or developer or panchayat or cooperative society or registered association of beneficiaries.

(10)The tariff applicable to the single point supply shall be as determined by the Commission:

Provided that the provisions of this regulation shall not in any way affect the right of a person residing in the housing unit sold or leased by such development authority or promoter or builder or developer or panchayat or cooperative society or registered association of beneficiaries, to demand supply of electricity directly from the distribution licensee of the area.




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