Single Point Supply Regulation in Haryana

 

A lot of apartment societies in Haryana get bulk power (bulk domestic supply) from the utilities such as DHBVN (Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam Limited) and UHBVN (Uttar Haryana Biji Vitaran Nigam Limited) and then they are responsible for the distribution of this power to residents of the society and bill the residents for the same. What are the rules and regulations regarding this bulk supply?

 

 

The single point bulk supply has been under practice for around a decade now. For a long time, the rules and regulations for the same have not been in place. HERC (Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission) has come up with single point supply regulation dated 09th Jan 2013. Please see the following link to read the regulation:

 

http://www.herc.gov.in/WriteReadData/Pdf/20130109.pdf

 

Some of the important points of the regulation are as follows:

 

  1. This regulation is for the societies which have 20 or more dwelling units

  2. There are two options of supply to the residents (See Page 6 of 32 of the regulation)

    1. Option 1 – Bulk supply to the society

    2. Option 2 – Individual supply to the residents and the energy losses (if more than 4 % at 11 KV and 5 % at higher voltages) from the society gate to the residents to be billed to the RWA

  3. The society is expected to indicate within 2 month whether they want to go for option 1 or option 2 otherwise, option 1 would be taken as the deemed option. (Note: it has not yet been exercised in practice)

  4. A rebate of 4% in case of supply at 11 kV and 5% in case of supply at higher voltage in the energy consumption as recorded at Single Point Supply meter will be admissible

  5. The society should bill the residents in the following way (see section 5.5 page 16 of 32):

 

The GHS/Employer /Developer/RWA will not charge the residents for electricity supplied by the Distribution Licensee at a tariff higher than the rates for Domestic Supply (DS) category approved by the Commission from time to time.

 

  1. The bulk supply is billed at the bulk domestic supply tariff. The society can have 15% consumption towards common area electricity to be charged under bulk domestic tariff. Any excess common area load would be considered as non-domestic load and billed accordingly.

 

 

 

There are advantages and disadvantages for single point supply system. DHBVN or UHBVN have not really exercised option 2 completely (they have not yet billed any RWA towards the losses). DHBVN did come up with a mandatory single point supply circular in Jan 2014 but has not followed it up. Please see our blog on the same:

 

http://www.smartcommunity.in/blog/264-energy-management/electricity-tariffs/158-mandatory-single-point-supply-circular-by-dhbvn

 

We have multiple blogs on different issues related with singe point supply. Some of them are as follows:

 

http://www.smartcommunity.in/blog/264-energy-management/electricity-tariffs/139-single-point-supply-for-the-society-vs-individual-seb-supply-for-the-residents

 

http://www.smartcommunity.in/blog/264-energy-management/electricity-tariffs/158-mandatory-single-point-supply-circular-by-dhbvn

 

http://www.smartcommunity.in/blog/264-energy-management/electricity-tariffs/143-the-mess-in-dhbvn-bulk-domestic-billing#comment-4

 

http://www.smartcommunity.in/blog/264-energy-management/electricity-tariffs/173-incorrect-bulk-domestic-billing-by-dhbvn#comment-8

 

http://www.smartcommunity.in/blog/264-energy-management/electricity-tariffs/159-electricity-account-balancing

 

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