POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED Vs. KARNATAKA POWER TRANSMISSION CORPORATION LTD
CENTRAL ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
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(1.) THE petition has been filed for approval for transmission charges for the Hiriyur sub-station (including 315 MVA Auto Transformer), LILO of Davangere-Hoody 400 kV D/C transmission line at Hiriyur and additional bays at Kolar and Hosur sub-station for nd circuit of Kolar-Hosur 400 kV D/C line under System Strengthening Scheme-II (the transmission system) in Southern Region for the period from 1.4.2004 to 31.3.2009, based on the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions of Tariff) Regulations, 2004, (hereinafter referred to as "the 2004 regulations"). THE petitioner had also prayed for approval of additional capital expenditure incurred during 2003-04 and also the reimbursement of expenditure by the beneficiaries towards publishing of notices in newspapers and filing fee. No other specific relief is prayed for.
(2.) The investment approval for the transmission system was accorded by The Board of Directors of the petitioner company vide its letter dated 23.10.2001 at an estimated cost of Rs. 7761.00 lakh, including IDC of Rs. 722.00 lakh. The scope of work included:
LILO of both circuits of Davangere-Hoody 400 kV D/C line at Hidiyur
(i) Establishment of new 1x315 MVA, 400/220 Sub-station at Hiriyur, with provision for the following bays:
400 kV bays
a) 4 nos. bays for terminating the LILO of both circuits of Davangere-Hoody 400 k V D/C line
b) 1 no. bay for 1x315 MVA, 400/220 kV auto transformer
220 kV bays
a) 1 no bay for 1x315 MVA, 400/220 kV auto transformer
b) 2 nos. bays for 220 kV feeders
c) 2 nos. bays for Bus transfer and Bus coupler
(ii) Terminal bays for Kolar-Hosur 400 2nd circuit, being constructed under Talcher-II
a) Extension for Kolar 400/220 k V sub-station
1no. 400 k V line bay for terminating the Kolar-Hosur 400 kV 2nd circuit
b) Extension of Hosur 400/220 kV sub-station
1 no. 400 kV line bay for terminating the Kolar-Hosur 400 kV 2nd circuit
The annual transmission charges for the period ending 31.3.2004 were decided by the Commission in its order dated 5.7.2005 in petition No. 182/2004 at a total cost of Rs.4008.94 lakh. The date of commercial operation of the respective transmission asset which form the subject matter of the present petition, and the line length and admitted capital cost are as stated below:
(3.) THE petitioner has claimed the transmission charges as under:
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