The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has announced the tariffs for commercial and industrial consumers for the financial year (FY) 2022-23.

The state regulator for individual states issues an annual rate order to all consumers setting a standard rate for electricity consumption in the state.

Under the new order, tariffs remained unchanged from the previous year for commercial consumers in Andhra Pradesh connected to 11 kV to 132 kV power lines. However, the tariff for consumers connected to a 220 kV line decreased by 0.75% to ₹6.70 (~$0.088)/kWh.

For industrial consumers connected via 11 kV lines, the tariff increases from ₹6.30 (~$0.083)/kWh to ₹7 (~$0.092)/kWh, up 11.11%.

For consumers connected to 33 kV lines, the tariff increased by 19.7% from ₹5.85 (~$0.077)/kWh to ₹7 (~$0.092)/kWh.

For consumers connected to 132 kV and 200 kV lines, tariffs were increased to ₹7 (~$0.092)/kWh from ₹5.40 (~$0.071)/kWh, an increase of 29.6%.

Andhra Pradesh - Electricity Tariff for Commercial and Industrial Consumers

The state also issued transportation fees, transmission fees and a cross-subsidy surcharge for the 2022-23 fiscal year. However, the state has yet to release the additional surcharge for the 2022-23 fiscal year.

Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Corporation

Transmission and distribution charges for open access commercial and industrial consumers connected to 11 kV lines under Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Corporation Limited (APSPDCL) are ₹0.71 (~$0.0094)/kWh and 0 ₹.11 (~$0.0014)/kWh, respectively.

For open access commercial and industrial consumers connected to 33 kV lines under APSPDCL, the transmission and distribution charges are ₹0.10 (~$0.0014)/kWh and ₹0.11 (~$0.0013) respectively. $)//kWh.

Commercial open access consumers connected to 11 kV, 33 kV and 132 kV lines under APSPDCL must pay a cross subsidy surcharge of ₹2.19 (~0.029)/kWh, ₹2.60 (~$0.034)/kWh and ₹1.84 (~0.024)/kWh, respectively.

Open access industrial consumers connected to 11 kV, 33 kV, 132 kV and 220 kV lines under APSPDCL must pay a cross subsidy surcharge of ₹1.76 (~$0.023)/kWh, ₹1.51 (~$0.020 )/kWh, ₹1.37 (~$0.018)/kWh and ₹1.42 (~$0.019)/kWh, respectively.

Electricity Distribution Company of Eastern Andhra Pradesh

Transmission and distribution charges for open access commercial and industrial consumers connected to 11 kV lines under Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company (APEPDCL) are ₹0.65 (~$0.0085)/kWh and 0. ₹11 (~$0.0014)/kWh.

Transmission and distribution charges for open-access commercial and industrial consumers connected to 33 kV lines under APEPDCL are ₹0.08 (~$0.0010)/kWh and ₹0.11 (~0.0014 $)/kWh.

Commercial open access consumers connected to 11 kV, 33 kV and 132 kV lines under APEPDCL must pay a cross subsidy surcharge of ₹2.27 (~$0.03)/kWh, ₹2.04 (~$0.026) / kWh, ₹2.50 (~$0.032)/kWh, and ₹1.59 (~$0.021)/kWh.

Open access industrial consumers connected to 11 kV, 33 kV, 132 kV and 220 kV lines under APEPDCL must pay a cross subsidy surcharge of ₹1.71 (~$0.022)/kWh, ₹1.50 (~$0.019 )/kWh, ₹1.41 (~$0.018)/kWh and ₹1.68 (~$0.022)/kWh.

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Green energy tariff

A green energy tariff is applicable to consumers who wish to voluntarily obtain supplies from non-conventional energy sources. Consumers can pay an energy fee of ₹12.25 (~$0.16)/kWh and qualify for Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).

Network Support Fee

DISCOMs provided no rationale to justify imposing 50% of the power charges applicable to high-voltage consumers as grid support charges. Therefore, the Commission is inclined to set network support fees for parallel operations on a monthly basis on the basis of data, material and scientific inputs relating to parallel operations. The parallel operation of the generators will affect the network equipment, which will affect the repair and maintenance costs of the Andhra Pradesh Transmission Company and the DISCOMs.

Conventional generators have to pay ₹50 (~$0.65)/kW as grid support fee, while renewable energy projects including waste heat recovery projects, waste-based projects Municipal Solids and CHP projects, have to pay ₹25 (~$0.33)/kW as grid support fee. Rooftop solar projects under a net metering or gross metering policy are expected to pay ₹15 (~$0.20)/kW. CHP sugar mills have to pay a fee of ₹25 (~$0.33)/kW per month for four months or the actual operation period, whichever is greater.

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