POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED Vs. MADHYA PRADESH POWER MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED AND ORS.
LAWS(ET)-2015-6-2
CENTRAL ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Decided on June 18,2015

POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED Appellant
VERSUS
Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited And Ors. Respondents

JUDGEMENT

- (1.) THE present petition has been filed by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) seeking approval of transmission charges for "240 MVAR Switchable line Reactor along with associated bays at Bilaspur Pooling Station" (hereinafter referred to as "transmission asset") under the Common Scheme for 765 kV Pooling Stations and Network for Northern Region, Import by NR from ER and Common scheme for network for WR and import by WR from ER and from NER/SR/WR via ER in Western Region, from the date of commercial operation to 31.3.2014 based on the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions of Tariff) Regulations, 2009 (hereinafter referred to as "the 2009 Tariff Regulations").
(2.) THIS order has been issued after considering PGCIL affidavits dated 31.7.2013, 31.3.2014, 9.4.2014, 22.8.2014, 12.9.2014 and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) affidavits dated 20.8.2013 and 10.10.2013. The comprehensive transmission schemes for import of power from Eastern Region to Northern, Western and Southern Regions were evolved as a consequence of discussions at various Standing Committee and Regional Power Committee Meetings of the concerned regions. The need of the transmission system was agreed to in the 22nd meeting of Standing Committee on Power System Planning of Northern Region held on 12.3.2007. The implementation of the transmission system was entrusted to the petitioner. The Investment Approval (IA) and expenditure sanction for the transmission system was accorded by the Board of Directors of the petitioner vide Memorandum No C/CP/DVC and Maithon RB Project dated 29.8.2008 at an estimated cost of Rs. 707533 lakh including an IDC of Rs. 71360 lakh (based on 1st Qtr 2008 price level). The transmission system was scheduled to be commissioned within 48 months from the date of IA in a progressive manner. Therefore, the scheduled date of commissioning of the transmission system was 1.9.2012. The scope of work covered under the scheme is broadly as follows: - - "Transmission Lines: Sub -stations: 1) Augmentation of Maithon 400/220 kV Sub -station a) 2 Nos. of 400 kV line bays (for terminating Maithon -Gaya D/C line) b) 2 Nos. of 400 kV line bays (for terminating Mejia -Maithon D/C line) 2) New 765/400 kV Sub -station at Gaya a) 3x1500 MVA, 765/400 kV Transformer along with associated bays b) 2 Nos. of 765 kV line bays (for Gaya -Sasaram & Gaya -Balia 765 kV lines) c) 4 Nos. of 400 kV line bays (for Maithon -Gaya line & kodarma -Gaya line) 3) New 765/400 kV Sub -station at Sasaram a) 2x1500 MVA, 765/400 kV Transformer along with associated bays b) 2 Nos. of 765 kV line bays (for Gaya -Sasaram 765 kV S/C and Sasaram -Fatehpur 765 kV S/C) c) 2 Nos. of 400 kV bays (for Biharshariff -Sasaram 400 kV quad D/C line) 4) Augmentation of Biharshariff 400/220 kV Sub -station a) 2 Nos. of 400 kV bays (for Biharshariff -Sasaram 400 kV quad D/C line) 5) New 765/400 kV Sub -station at Fatehpur a) 2x1500 MVA, 765/400 kV Transformer along with associated bays b) 2 Nos. of 765 kV line bays (for Sasaram -Fatehpur and Fatehpur -Agra 765 kV lines) c) 4 Nos. of 400 kV line bays (for LILO of Allahabad -Mainpuri 400 kV D/C line) 6) Augmentation of 400 kV Agra Sub -station to 765 kV a) 2x1500 MVA, 765/400 kV Transformer along with associated bays b) 1 No. of 765 kV line bay (for Fatehpur -Agra 765 kV line) 7) Augmentation of 400 kV Balia Sub -station to 765 kV a) 2x1500 MVA, 765/400 kV Transformer along with associated bays b) 2 Nos. of 765 kV line bays (for Gaya -Balia and Balia -Lucknow 765 kV lines) 8) New 765/400 kV Sub -station at Lucknow a) 2x1500 MVA, 765/400 kV Transformer along with associated bays b) 1 No. of 765 kV line bay (for Balia -Lucknow 765 kV line) c) 2 Nos. of 400 kV bays (for Lucknow 765/400 kV new Sub -station -Lucknow 400/220 kV existing Sub -station 400 kV quad D/C line) 9) Augmentation of existing Lucknow 400/220 kV Sub -station a) 2 Nos. of 400 kV bays (for Lucknow 765/400 kV new Sub -station -Lucknow 400/220 kV existing Sub -station 400 kV quad D/C line) 10) New 2x1500 MVA, 765/400 kV Sub -station at Ranchi a) 1 No. of 765 kV line bay (for Ranchi -WR Pooling 765 kV S/C line) b) 4 Nos. of 400 kV bays (for Ranchi 400 kV new Sub -station -Ranchi 400/220 kV existing Sub -station 400 kV quad 2xD/C line) 11) Augmentation of Ranchi 400/220 kV Sub -Station a) 6 Nos. of 400 kV bays (4 Nos. for Ranchi 765/400 kV new Sub -station -Ranchi 400/220 kV existing Sub -station 400 kV quad 2xD/C line and 2 Nos. for Raghunathpur TPS -Ranchi line) 12) 765/400 kV WR Pooling Sub -station a) 1 No. of 765 kV line bay (for Ranchi -WR Pooling 765 kV S/C line) 13) Augmentation of Patna 400/220 kV Sub -station a) 4 Nos. of 400 kV line bays (for LILO of Barh -Balia 400 kV Quad line)"
(3.) PROVISIONAL tariff in respect of instant assets was allowed vide order dated 11.6.2013, subject to adjustment as per Regulation 5 (4) of the 2009 Tariff Regulations.;


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