POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD Vs. KARNATAKA POWER TRANSMISSION CORPORATION LTD
CENTRAL ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
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(1.) THE petitioner has filed this present petition for approval of transmission tariff for Khammam-Nagarjunasagar 400 kV S/C transmission line along with extension of Khammam and Nagarjunasagar 400/220 kV sub-stations under scheme for strengthening of Grid System and evacuation of power from Ramgundam Stage-Ill in Southern Region for the period up to 31.3.2004. THE tariff is to be regulated based on the terms and conditions for determination of tariff contained in the Commission's notification dated 26.3.2001 (hereinafter referred to as "the notification dated 26.3.2001").
(2.) The investment approval for construction of the transmission system was accorded by the Central Government in Ministry of Power as per letter dated 29.8.2001 at an estimated cost of Rs. 39012.00 lakh (4th quarter 2000 price level), including IDC of Rs. 4204.00 lakh. The scope of work included:
(A) Transmission Line
(i) Ramagundam-Hyderabad 400 kV D/C transmission line - 200 KM
(ii) Hyderabad-Kurnool-Gooty 400 kV S/C transmission line - 300 KM
(iii) Gooty-Nelamangala 400 kV S/C transmission line with 50 MVAR line reactor at Nelamangala end - 250 KM
(iv) Khammam-Nagarjunasagar 400 kV S/C transmission line - 150 KM
(i) Extension of Hyderabad 400/220 kV sub-station
(ii) Extension of Kurnool 400/220 kV sub-station
(iii) Extension of Gooty 400/220 kV sub-station
(iv) Extension of Nelamangala 400/220 kV sub-station (KEB)
(v) Extension of Khammam 400/220 kV sub-station
(vi) Extension of Nagarjunasagar 400/220 kV sub-station
(C) Capacitors 375 MVAR
In the present petition, the petitioner seeks approval of tariff in respect of the following transmission assets, whose apportioned approved cost is stated to be Rs. 5768.00 lakh:
Khammam - Nagarjunasagar 400 kV S/C transmission line
(i) Extension of Khammam 400/220 kV sub-station, and
(ii) Extension of Nagarjunasagar 400/220 kV sub-station.
(3.) THE actual date of commercial operation of the above transmission assets is 1.3.2004. THE estimated completion cost of the transmission assets covered in the present petition is stated to be Rs. 5275.48 lakh. THE petitioner has sought approval of transmission charges based on cost of Rs. 4743.11 lakh as on 31.3.2004 as under:
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