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					 BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
    BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                                    Case No. 141 of 2009

 In the matter of :            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


 In the matter of :            Shri Shyam Sundar Pansari
                               President,
                               Western Orissa Cold Storage Association,
                               Baraipali, Sambalpur 768 006.


 Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
 Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
 11.

 1.     TARIFF OF AGRO-INDUSTRIAL CONSUMER :
        The suggestion of the objector for charing the agro industrial consumers like
 allied agro or 10 to 15 paise more is not acceptable. As they are coming under agro
 industrial tariff they should be charged with industrial tariff.
2.      Consumers in allied agriculture and allied agro-industrial categories.
        Hon‟ble   Commission     vide   its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
 necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
 Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
 Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
 created


        80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture
        80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities
        80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


        As per the previous notification WESCO has 31 nos (as of Nov-09 43 nos) of
 consumers in Agro based category in LT supply. These consumers now has to be bi
 furcated among Allied Agricultural Activities & Allied Agro Industrial Activities.
 Instruction has already given to the field units for making field verification of the
 above consumers, based on their verification as well as consumers representation
 necessary categorization will be made.


        As regards to HT supply, at present WESCO has no consumers under the
 above categories.


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3.      Proposal of higher tariff
The proposal as suggested by the objector is not acceptable as the same are not
submitted with proper documentation.
4.      Quality of Supply

        For providing better quality of power supply, WESCO has taken up a lot of for
O & M works & S.I. works. During last FY 2009-10, WESCO has made uprating of
conductors from 34 to 55 mm2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55 to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and
100 to 232 mm2 whereever required, putting new transformers and up-gradation of
power transformers and distribution transformers (wherever necessary), installation
of breakers which will help in providing quality supply. Also WESCO has employed
more no. of Engineers, ITI s etc at field to maintain steady power supply.

        Further, prior to his no escrow relaxation were made by GRIDCO for doing
R&M expenses however, with interference of Hon‟ble Commission GRIDCO is giving
escrow relaxation by which maintance work will improve and impact on supply of
power will go up.


                                    For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                      Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                         Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                      (Commercial)




C.C :                        Shri Shyam Sundar Pansari
                             President,
                             Western Orissa Cold Storage Association,
                             Baraipali, Sambalpur 768 006.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
   BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHWAN, Unit-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                               Case No.141 of 2009

In the matter of :            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                              Ltd (WESCO)

                              And

In the matter of :            Sri Surendra Kumar Gupta
                              Vice President & Head,
                              M/s L&T Ltd.,
                              Bungalow No. 3BR-2,
                              AT/PO :Kansbahal, PS: Rajgangpur.
                              Dist. : Sundargarh.

Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11

1.     LACK OF IMPROVEMENT IN QUALITY OF POWER SUPPLY BY WESCO :

       The objector has submitted that WESCO is purchasing power at much cheaper
rate where as selling the same at 300 paise per unit and making huge profit. It may
be mentioned here that the power purchase cost of WESCO is 154 paise apart form
transmission charges of 20.5 paise per unit and SLDC charges 0.5 paise per unit. If
the same is compared with other DISCOM‟s the same is 70 paise p.u. in case of
SOUTHCO, 101.5 paise p.u. for CESU and 130 paise p.u. for NESCO (excluding
transmission charges) for all the DISCOMs. With disparity in BST cost and uniformity
in RST for whole state is continuing till date. The revenue requirement of WESCO is
determined not only from the cost of power but other components of expenditure as
mentioned in F-13 in the ARR application. The tariff rate of different categories of
consumers is fixed by OERC to balance the revenue requirement. The GoO follows
Single buyer model and GRIDCO is the sole buyer to purchase all sources of power.
Hon‟ble commission allows Open Access facility to the consumers having demand
more than 1 MW. Hence, the objection raised by the objector that WESCO is making
monopoly business in the western part of state, competitiveness is totally missing
and there is no end to the suffering of consumers is not true. For better
improvement in the existing supply system during the FY 2010-11, WESCO has done
lots of system improvement work and the process is going on which will help in
providing steady and quality power supply.

       Also, it is pertinent to mention herethat, in the last 9 years, BST rate has
gone up from 99.20 paise per unit (FY 2000-01) to Rs. 197.67 paise per unit (FY
2007-08), there is no increase in RST tariff (taking into account of the devaluation of
money) till the FY 2009-10.

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2.     FAILURE IN PREVENTION OF THEFT OF ELECTRICITY:
       To control and reduce theft of energy, Govt. of Orissa has set-up an energy
police station at Burla and a Special designated Court at Sambalpur which            has
already started functioning. In addition to the above, Dept. of Energy, Govt. of
Orissa has notified to open another 9 nos of Energy Police Stations in WESCO area
which will strengthen the antitheft measures of the company. To arrest / minimize
theft of energy WESCO has already done system improvement work such as
replacing of bare conductor with AB cable, installation of audit meters, replacement
of metering units by metering cubicles, round the clock guard for audit meters
installed for industries, deployment of de-hooking squads by Ex-military personnel,
strengthening of MRT & vigilance activity and the percentage of loss is gradually
going down. Hence objection of the petitioner for failure in prevention of theft of
electricity by WESCO is not true. For prevention of theft we very much require the
sincere co-operation of general public as well as the consumers as the most
important stake-holders of WESCO. All the benefits are accrued in long term basic to
paying and honest consumers.


3.     FREQUENT FAILURE OF POWER SUPPLY :
       With regard to frequent power failure, the 4th Auto transformer has been
installed in Tarkera Grid during January 2007 after which the power interruption rate
has substantially reduced compared to the previous years.
       It is to mention here that, M/s. L & T is receiving power from two sources for
minimizing the duration of interruption. Whenever there is change-over due to
break-down of one feeder, there will be interruption. As there are many 33 KV
consumers in that feeder, problem in any of industries may affect the feeder and
there is likely that interruption will occur. Also, it is understood that they will be
going for 132 KV supply after which the failure rate will almost be eliminated.


4.     CHARGE OF TARIFF AT DOMESTIC RATE FOR USE OF POWER IN
       COLONY :
       At present, industries are availing 10% of their consumption towards colony
consumption which is an incentive allowed by the Hon‟ble Commission. Beyond 10%
consumption, they are to pay at industrial rate, which is still, less than the prevailing
rate of domestic category consumers at higher slab.
5.     POWER FACTOR INCENTIVE :
       To maintain good power factor of the system, an industrial consumer should
have almost unity power factor and in no case it should be below 90%. In order to
achieve unity power factor, the commission has provided incentive for improvement
of power factor above 97% upto 100%. Further relaxation in the power factor for
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incentive will not only discourage the consumers for reaching higher power factor but
also will affect demand and energy consumption.
       Since availing power at very high power factor in giving an incentive to the
consumer in terms of less demand for the same effective energy and also incentive
as high load factor, the power factor incentive should be 97% in stead of objectors
proposal for 95%. Accordingly, power factor incentive above 95% as proposed by the
objector instead of 97% (previous tariff) should not be allowed by the Commission.


6.     PROMPT PAYMENT REBATE :
       The present rebate of 1% of the monthly bill if “full payment made within 72
hrs of presentation of bills” is an adequate incentive and a prudent practice.

       However, the licensee pays the BST bill & Transmission charges to GRIDCO
and OPTCL within 48 hours through L.C. mechanism and the bills are submitted to
the licensee by GRIDCO and OPTCL with a copy to the bank.
7.     LOAD FACTOR INCENTIVE :
       The Hon‟ble Commission has already allowed load factor incentive beyond
50% to encourage the consumers for more consumption at lesser price. The amount
lost due to such incentive is being passed on to the Consumers while fixing the tariff.
If any further incentive to be allowed, it will put adverse impact to other categories
of consumers. Hence, it is requested before the Hon‟ble Commission not to consider
the proposal of the objector.


8.     PROPER STEPS FOR COLLECTION OF BILLS :
       The contention of the objector that WESCO has been committing gross
negligence in discharging responsibilities without collecting electricity bill from
defaulters is not true. Regular disconnections are being made in case of defaulting
consumers. On many occasions installments are allowed to consumers having
arrears. As a result the total collection is increasing day by day. In the current tariff
application the licensee has given an innovative proposal for collection of money
from door to door service, for which a service charge Rs.10 will be levied. Through in
the above scheme the consumer will not have to go cash collection center at the
same time clear his dues at the door steps. WESCO also take steps for providing
Gate way to pay the EC bill online. The contention of the consumer that WESCO is
shifting the financial burden to genuine consumers is not true as it is service given &
better consumer satisfaction. The service charge will be passed on to the person
concerned providing service.




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9.     SPECIAL TARIFF FOR OFF PEAK HOURS :

       Concession given by OERC on TOD tariff to the consumer has already resulted
in loss of revenue of the DISCOMs. However, the same has been allowed by Hon‟ble
Commission to insist the consumer to shifted their drawal during off-peak hour.
Further Concession on TOD will result in more loss on revenue and the tariff on other
category of consumers will also be affected. As such the objector‟s suggestion may
not be considered for further concession on TOD tariff.
       Moreover it is not out of place to mention here that WESCO is not getting any
incentive with regard to energy consumption during off peak hours. Therefore in
overview the proposal needs no consideration.


10.    SPECIAL TARIFF FOR RUNNING OF FOUNDRY :

       OERC has categorized the consumers in various categories based on the
usage of power and also fixes different rates of tariff for each category. Fixing
different types of tariff for sub-categories like Foundry, Steel Industry, Cement
Industry, Food processing, Fabrication within the Large Industry category, and sub-
category based on contract demand is not a valid proposal.
11.    WAIVER OF PENALTY ON OVERDRAWAL :
       The existing provisions regarding over-drawal penalty for maximum demand
is required to be maintained to guard against the understatement of contract
demand by consumers. Overdrawal attracts additional burden for system stability
and reliability thereby affecting all other consumers apart from distorting power
procurement planning. Thus overdrawal charge is essential to discourage consumers
from overdrawal especially when the ABT system is in vogue. Exemption has already
been given by OERC for consideration of overdrawal up to the extent of 120% during
off peak hours.
       Further, WESCO is also paying overdrawal penalty to GRIDCO over and above
the approved drawal.
                                   For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                     Supply Company of Orissa Limited


Burla                                         Dy. General Manager
Dated 27.01.2010                                 (Commercial)
Copy to :
                            Sri Surendra Kumar Gupta
                            Vice President & Head,
                            M/s L&T Ltd.,
                            Bungalow No. 3BR-2,
                            AT/PO :Kansbahal, PS: Rajgangpur.
                            Dist. : Sundargarh.


Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com

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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                            Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :         Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                           Limited (WESCO)

                           And


In the matter of :         The Secretary
                           Orissa Electrical Consumers Association (OECA),
                           Sibasakti Medicine Complex
                           Bajrakabati Road, Cuttack-753001.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.


1.    INFRASTRUCTURE :

      It is not true that the licensee is not improving the infrastructure like
replacement of damaged poles, transformers & wires etc as objected by the licensee.
WESCO has availed System Improvement Loan from Rural Electrification Corporation
(REC) apart from counter part funding against APDRP Scheme for strengthening the
Net Work System. Prior to that in the IBRD scheme more than Rs.140 crores has
been expended for strengthening the system. Further, in the tariff order dated
20.03.2008 and 20.03.2009 Hon‟ble Commission has categorically directed all the
Distribution Companies to procure more than 2000 transformers, fencing of all the
substations, up-gradation of LT lines etc, for which separate escrow arrangement
was approved.


2.    DISTRIBUTION LOSS :
      To reduce the distribution loss, WESCO has made several improvements in
the existing system network. Some of those are,
      a.     One 33/11 KV transformers have commissioned during the FY 09-10
      b.     34 no. of 33/0.4 KV & 11/0.4 KV        distribution transformers have
             commissioned during FY 09-10 at different locations under WESCO
      c.     0.3 km new 33 KV lines are constructed
      d.     75.17 km new 11 KV lines are constructed
      e.     1.86 km new LT lines are constructed at different places


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       f.        Conductor size have been uprated from 34 to 55 mm 2, 34 to 80 mm2,
                 55 to 80 mm2,      55 to 100 mm2 and 100 to 232 mm2 whereever
                 required
       g.        15629 no. of electronic energy meters have been replaced against old
                 defective meters to ascertain the actual consumption
       h.        Rampant vigilance checking has been made in theft-porn area,
       i.        Audit Metering has been made for industrial consumers,
       j.        metering cubicle has been made for high-valued industrial consumers,
       k.        Lots of system improvement Work has done during this financial year,
       l.        regularisation of unauthorized consumers through consumer camps,
       m.        consumer awareness camps are conducted through NGOs to educate
                 the consumers about safe-use of electricity.
       n.        Spot billing extended to urban areas as well as rural areas and covered
                 2,76,551 no. of consumers as on date, introduction of input base
                 franchisee, installation of parallel meters and etc.
       o.        Introduction of AMR installation at high-valued consumers.


       But the massive rural electrification under RGGVY & BGJY has added
additional loss to the system and put the distribution loss at higher side. In those
cases, necessary steps are being taken and expected that the distribution loss will be
within the limit during the ensuing year.
       The above-mentioned activities as well as system improvement work will be
continued during this ensuing year and it is expected that the distribution loss will be
within the proposed limit.
       Further, administrative support from Govt. of Orissa is inevitable towards cut
of theft. At present the energy police stations are not functioning properly, only it is
in paper only.
3.     CONSUMER METERING :
       The necessary information regarding metering has been provided in the OERC
form P-13.


4.     QUALITY OF POWER SUPPLY :
       For providing better quality of power supply, WESCO has taken up a lot of for
O & M works & S.I. works. During last FY 2009-10, WESCO has made uprating of
conductors from 34 to 55 mm2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55 to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and
100 to 232 mm2 whereever required, putting new transformers and up-gradation of
power transformers and distribution transformers (wherever necessary), installation
of breakers which will help in providing quality supply. Also WESCO has employed
more no. of Engineers, ITI s etc at field to maintain steady power supply.


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         Further, prior to his no escrow relaxation were made by GRIDCO for doing
R&M expenses however, with interference of Hon‟ble Commission GRIDCO is giving
escrow relaxation by which maintance work will improve and impact on supply of
power will go up.


5.       POWER REGULATION :
         Load factor of an industry is calculated as per the guidelines of OERC
Distribution (Conditions Of Supply) Code 2004 and different tariff orders as
prescribed by Hon‟ble Commission from year to year.
         Power supply interruption may be due to many reasons, some of which are
beyond the control of the licensee. It will be unjustified to allow load factor incentive
to consumers only for power on hours because the licensee will have to provide
incentive even though power failure is attributed by the consumer or might be
beyond its control & it will be impractical to segregate power interruptions caused
due to various reasons. Apart from this, as per Hon‟ble Commission order dated 14
Jan. 2010 in Case no. 01/2010, the licensee has no control over power supply for 24
hours.


6.       CONSUMER EDUCATION/ RIGHT TO INFORMATION :
         As compared to the consumer awareness programme during 1999-00, the
present awareness programme has already improved to a many fold. Hon‟ble
Commission is regularly publishing the right of the consumer in the Oriya and English
dailies. The licensee also puts banner in all the sectional offices where right of the
consumer is depicted. We have also published a booklet called “GRAHAK SATHI”
where all rules, consumers right, contact nos of field engineers are provided. The
booklet has also distributed to all the sectional heads for onward distribution to the
valued customers. All the information about the company along with monthly billing,
collection data are also uploaded in the companies website for perusal of the
consumer. Hence lack of consumer awareness and Right to information as objected
by the objector is not true.
         As regards to applicability of RTI Act, Hon‟ble High Court of Orissa had given
verdict that Distribution Companies shall be covered under RTI Act. However,
Hon‟ble Supreme court has stayed the order of High court on 15-1-2010 vide case
no.8654/2006.


7.       ACCOUNTABILITY OF STAFF :
         There is adequate punishment in the employee‟s service condition in case of
negligence in duties. Where ever our staffs are indulging dishonest activity and the
same has been brought to the notice of the management, we have taken disciplinary
action against the employee.

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       WESCO has clearly described the facts and figures for the purpose of filing the
Revenue requirement as per the Act and Regulation in the Executive summary before
the Hon‟ble O.E.R.C. All the documents which are vital for tariff proceedings are also
made available to the Hon‟ble Commission.




                                   For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                     Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                         Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                      (Commercial)




Copy to :                   The Secretary
                            Orissa Electrical Consumers Association (OECA),
                            Sibasakti Medicine Complex
                            Bajrakabati Road, Cuttack-753001.


Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




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11
      BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
     BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                              Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :          Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                            Limited (WESCO Ltd.)

                            And

In the matter of :          Shri Arjun Kumar
                            Chief Electrical Distribution Engineer
                            South Eastern Railway
                            Garden Reach, Kolkata-700 043.

Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
2011.


1.     HIGHER DEMAND AND ENERGY CHARGE :
       As per the tariff, WESCO pays to OPTCL & GRIDCO towards Bulk Supply Tariff
in the following ways:
       i)     Transmission Charges

       ii)    Energy Charges (Composite of energy charges & Demand charges)

       WESCO is paying an energy charge which is inclusive of demand charges with
a restriction of overall approved demand of 1116 MVA and the demand charges of Rs
200/- per KVA per month to GRIDCO for the ensuing year 2009-10. With the
approved quantum of Demand the yearly demand charges is coming around Rs.
242.0 crores at the same time the licensee will recover Rs.205 crores from
consumers as Demand Charges and Monthly Minimum Fixed Charges (MMFC) for the
current year. With the proposed demand charge of Rs.250/- per KVA per month the
licensee will earn Rs.287 crores from the consumers as Demand charges and MMFC
however during the same period will pay Rs.252 crores to GRIDCO towards demand
charges. Hence the demand charge as proposed by the objector is not acceptable.
       The tariff design in the state of Orissa has traditionally been based on the
perceived paying capacity of the consumers. The other social considerations have
given rise to cross-subsidy. The reduction and elimination of the cross subsidy is a
gradual process. The present BST is 154.0 paise per unit and the transmission
charges is 20.5 paise per unit. Hence, the objection of the petitioner is not
acceptable.
2.     PENALTY ON OVERDRAWAL :
       The existing provisions regarding overdrawal penalty for maximum demand is
required to be maintained to guard against the understatement of contract demand
by consumers. Overdrawal attracts additional burden for system stability and
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reliability thereby affecting all other consumers apart from disturbing power
procurement planning. Thus overdrawal charge is essential to discourage consumers
from overdrawal especially when the ABT system is in vogue. Provision has already
been made by OERC for consideration of over drawal up to the extent of 120%
during off peak hours for a better demand side management and to make a flat load
curve.
         In the present BST tariff, in case WESCO exceeds its approved demand, in
that case Rs. 200/- per KVA will be charged as over drawl penalty.


3.       ADOPTION OF SINGLE PART TARIFF :
         The statement given by SE Railway that Distcos are procuring bulk power
supply from GRIDCO on single-part tariff is not true. As explained in the 1st
paragraph WESCO is paying GRIDCO the composite of Demand and Energy Charges
upto an approved SMD and above that Discoms are paying demad charges
separately. Hence, the contention of the objector is not to be accepted by the
Hon‟ble Commission.


4.       ADOPTION OF SIMULTANEOUS MAXIMUM DEMAND :
         Railways have got seven traction points situated at various locations and has
got individual identity as consumers and separate consumer no. is allotted. As such
the main power supply is fed from Tarkara & Budhipadar. Different consumers at
different locations cannot be integrated as one consumer for billing purposes. Hence
the proposal is not acceptable.


5.       PAYMENT OF SECURITY DEPOSIT :
         When a consumer enters into an agreement with the distribution company,
they are required to pay the security deposit as per the guidelines framed by the
regulatory Commission. Subsequently every year the amount of security deposit is
reviewed as per the consumption and excess/less amount beyond 10% is refunded /
claimed. Interest on Security Deposit is also paid to the consumer as per the
instruction issued by the Commission.
         All the state and Central Govt. organizations are paying security deposits as
per the guidelines of OERC. Accordingly Railway should not be exempted from
payment of security deposit.


6.       REDUCTION OF POWER FACTOR LIMIT :
         The normal power factor as adopted by Hon‟ble Regulatory Commission is
0.9. Further relaxation in the power factor will discourage the consumer for reaching
higher power factor and also have effect on the demand and effective energy.

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Accordingly, P.F. below 90% should attract penalty. As represented by SE Railway,
power factor penalty below 0.85% as proposed by the objector instead of 90%
should not be allowed by the Commission.


7.     INCENTIVE ON IMPROVED POWER FACTOR                  :
       To maintain good power factor of the system, an industrial consumer should
have almost unity power factor and in no case it should be below 90%. In order to
achieve unity power factor, the commission has provided incentive for improvement
of power factor above 97% upto 100%. Further relaxation in the power factor for
incentive will not only discourage the consumers for reaching higher power factor but
also will affect demand and energy consumption.
       Since availing power at very high power factor in giving an incentive to the
consumer in terms of less demand for the same effective energy and also incentive
as high load factor, the power factor incentive should be 97% in stead of objectors
proposal for 95%. Accordingly, power factor incentive above 95% as proposed by the
objector instead of 97% (previous tariff) should not be allowed by the Commission.


8.     GRANT RELIEF TO RAILWAYS FOR POWER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION AS
       WELL AS POOR QUALITY OF SUPPLY :


       Since Railway is availing power supply at 132 KV from the existing system of
network of OPTCL, trippings cannot be totally eliminated. However, the frequency of
interruption on 132 KV is very low. An alternate arrangement is immediately made
for railway traction from another place during which slight low voltage may be
experienced. However, this is temporary in nature. As such objection by the
petitioner is not justified & needs to be rejected.


                                     For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                       Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                        Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                     (Commercial)
Copy to :
                              Shri Arjun Kumar
                              Chief Electrical Distribution Engineer
                              South Eastern Railway
                              Garden Reach, Kolkata-700 043.

Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                              Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                              Limited (WESCO)

                              And

In the matter of :            Orissa Consumer‟s Association
                              Debajyoti Upobhokta Kalyan Bhawan
                              Biswanath Lane, Cuttack-753002.

Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
2011.

1.     LEGAL ASPECT OF FILING OF TARIFF APPLICATION :
       The tariff Application and Annual Revenue Requirement for the financial year
2010-11 has filed before Hon‟ble Commission under Section 62 and other applicable
provisions of the Electricity Act 2003 and in conformity with the provisions of OERC
(Terms and Conditions for determination of Tariff) Regulations, 2004 and OERC
(Conduct of Business) Regulations 2004. Hence the objection as raised by the
objector without any reason is not acceptable.


2.     AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS :
       The annual accounts up to FY 2008-09 of the Company have already been
finalised and duly certified by the statutory auditor. The same also has been made
available in the Company website www.wescorissa.com for public access. We have
also submitted the annual audited accounts with Hon‟ble Commission. Hence the
objection of the objector that annual accounts for the year 2007-08 and 2008-09 has
not been audited till date is not correct.


3.     INFRASTRUCTURE :
       It is not true that the licensee is not improving the infrastructure like
replacement of damaged poles, transformers & wires etc as objected by the licensee.
WESCO has availed System Improvement Loan from Rural Electrification Corporation
(REC) apart from counter part funding against APDRP Scheme for strengthening the
Net Work System. Prior to that in the IBRD scheme more than Rs.140 crores has
been expended for strengthening the system. Further, in the tariff order dated
20.03.2008 and 20.03.2009 Hon‟ble Commission has categorically directed all the
Distribution Companies to procure more than 2000 transformers, fencing of all the



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substations, up-gradation of LT lines etc, for which separate escrow arrangement
was approved.


4.     T& D LOSS :

       To reduce the distribution loss, WESCO has made several improvements in
the existing system network. Some of those are,
       a. One 33/11 KV transformers have commissioned during the FY 09-10
       b. 34 no. of 33/0.4 KV & 11/0.4 KV               distribution transformers have
            commissioned during FY 09-10 at different locations under WESCO
       c. 0.3 km new 33 KV lines are constructed
       d. 75.17 km new 11 KV lines are constructed
       e. 1.86 km new LT lines are constructed at different places
       f.   Conductor size have been uprated from 34 to 55 mm 2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55
            to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and 100 to 232 mm2 whereever required
       g. 15629 no. of electronic energy meters have been replaced against old
            defective meters to ascertain the actual consumption
       h. Rampant vigilance checking has been made in theft-porn area,
       i.   Audit Metering has been made for industrial consumers,
       j.   metering cubicle has been made for high-valued industrial consumers,
       k. Lots of system improvement Work has done during this financial year,
       l.   regularisation of unauthorized consumers through consumer camps,
       m. consumer awareness camps are conducted through NGOs to educate the
            consumers about safe-use of electricity.
       n. Spot billing extended to urban areas as well as rural areas and covered
            2,76,551 no. of consumers as on date, introduction of input base
            franchisee, installation of parallel meters and etc.
       o. Introduction of AMR installation at high-valued consumers.


       But the massive rural electrification under RGGVY & BGJY has added
additional loss to the system and put the distribution loss at higher side. In those
cases, necessary steps are being taken and expected that the distribution loss will be
within the limit during the ensuing year.
       The above-mentioned activities as well as system improvement work will be
continued during this ensuing year and it is expected that the distribution loss will be
within the proposed limit.
       Further, administrative support from Govt. of Orissa is inevitable towards cut
of theft. At present the energy police stations are not functioning properly, only it is
in paper only.


                                                                                     16
5.     CONSUMER EDUCATION/ RIGHT TO INFORMATION :

       As compared to the consumer awareness programme during 1999-00, the
present awareness programme has already improved to a many fold. Hon‟ble
Commission is regularly publishing the right of the consumer in the Oriya and English
dailies. The licensee also puts banner in all the sectional offices where right of the
consumer is depicted. We have also published a booklet called “GRAHAK SATHI”
where all rules, consumers right, contact nos of field engineers are provided. The
booklet has also distributed to all the sectional heads for onward distribution to the
valued customers. All the information about the company along with monthly billing,
collection data are also uploaded in the companies website for perusal of the
consumer. Hence lack of consumer awareness and Right to information as objected
by the objector is not true.
       As regards to applicability of RTI Act, Hon‟ble High Court of Orissa had given
verdict that Distribution Companies shall be covered under RTI Act. However,
Hon‟ble Supreme court has stayed the order of High court on 15-1-2010 vide case
no.8654/2006.


6.     ACCOUNTABILITY OF STAFF :
       There is adequate punishment in the employee‟s service condition in case of
negligence in duties. Where ever our staffs are indulging dishonest activity and the
same has been brought to the notice of the management, we have taken disciplinary
action against the employee.
       WESCO has clearly described the facts and figures for the purpose of filing the
Revenue requirement as per the Act and Regulation in the Executive summary before
the Hon‟ble O.E.R.C. All the documents which are vital for tariff proceedings they are
also made available to the Hon‟ble Commission.
                                   For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                     Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                   Dy. General Manager
Dated 27.01.2010                                 (Commercial)

Copy to:
              Orissa Consumer‟s Association,
              Debajyoti Upobhokta Kalyan Bhawan
              Biswanath Lane, Cuttack 753002 for information.

Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com
                                                                                   17
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
    BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHWAN,UNIT-VIII,BHUBANESWAR.

                                                             Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :           Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                             Limited (WESCO)

                             And


In the matter of :           Shri Dasarathi Satpathy
                             Under Secretary to Govt. ST & SC Dev. Deptt.,
                             Govt. of Orissa, Bhubaneswar.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     CHANGE OF TARIFF CATEGORY:
       The objector‟s suggestion for change of tariff category of Schools and Hostels
to Domestic instead of GP. Tariff categories are guided through clause 80 of Orissa
Electricity Regulatory Commission Distribution (Conditions of Supply) Code, 2004.
Hon‟ble Commission is empowered for necessary amendment of tariff category. The
licensee has nothing to do in this matter.




                                    For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                      Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubanswear                                        Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                      (Commercial)


Copy to :
                             Shri Dasarathi Satpathy
                             Under Secretary to Govt. ST & SC Dev. Deptt.,
                             Govt. of Orissa, Bhubaneswar.




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                                                                                  18
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                   Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of:              Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of:              Sri Satyabadi Naik.
                               AT:Brajarajnagar, PO: Brajrajnagar
                               P.S:-Brajrajnagar, Dist:-Jharsuguda


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.


1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :

       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide   its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii): Allied Agricultural Activities

       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                        19
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii): Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                       For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                         Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubanswear                                           Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Satya Brata Naik.
                               Brajarajnagar, PO:Brajrajnagar
                               P.S:-Brajrajnagar, Dist:-Jharsuguda.




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                                                                                  20
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Aswini Dash.
                               Brajarajnagar, PO:Brajrajnagar
                               P.S:-Brajrajnagar, Dist:-Jharsuguda


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.


1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.

                                                                                           21
Activities    such     as    ice   factories,   chilling   plants,    cold   storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                           Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :                      Sri Aswini Dash.
                               Brajarajnagar, PO:Brajrajnagar
                               P.S:-Brajrajnagar, Dist:-Jharsuguda.




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                                                                                    22
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Gurucharan Karali.
                               Piplimal, PO:Piplimal
                               P.S:-Belpahar, Dist:-Jharsuguda


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            23
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubanswear                                          Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Gurucharan Karali.
                               Piplimal, PO:Piplimal
                               P.S:-Belpahar, Dist:-Jharsuguda




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  24
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Karunakar Nayak
                               Sialrama, PO:Gudigaon
                               P.S:-Laikera, Dist:-Jharsuguda


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            25
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubanswear                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                          (Commercial)




Copy to :                             Sri Karunakar Naik.
                                      Sialrama, PO:Gudigaon
                                      P.S:-Laikera, Dist:-Jharsuguda




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                                                                                  26
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Kamakshya Gangdeb.
                               Deogarh(Town), PO:Deogarh
                               P.S:-Deogarh, Dist:-Deogarh


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            27
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                          Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                       (Commercial)




Copy to :                      Sri Kamakshya Gangdeb.
                               Deogarh(Town), PO:Deogarh
                               P.S:-Deogarh, Dist:-Deogarh




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                                                                                  28
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Sunildutta Sharma.
                               Baraipali, PO: Baraipali
                               P.S:-Ainthapali, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            29
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubanswear                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Sumilal Sharma.
                               Baraipali, PO:Baraipali
                               P.S:-Ainthapali, Dist:-Sambalpur.




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                                                                                  30
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Ajit Nayak.
                               Dhanupali, PO:Dhanupali
                               P.S:-Sambalpur, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            31
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                          Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                       (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Ajit Nayak.
                               Dhanupali, PO:Dhanupali
                               P.S:-Sambalpur, Dist:-Sambalpur.




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                                                                                  32
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Rajesh Kumar Kar.
                               Modipara, PO:Modipara
                               P.S:-Town, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            33
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                          Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                       (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Rajesh kumar Kar.
                               Modipara, PO:Modipara
                               P.S:-Town, Dist:-Sambalpur.



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                                                                                  34
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Dibakar Kheti.
                               Putiapali, PO:Baduapali
                               P.S:-Dhama, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            35
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubanswear                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :                      Sri Dibakar Kheti.
                               Putiapali, PO:Baduapali
                               P.S:-Dhama, Dist:-Sambalpur.



Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  36
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Mahendra Badhei.
                               Ainthapali, PO:Budharaja
                               P.S:-Ainthapali, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,

                                                                                            37
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                           Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :                      Sri Mahendra Badhei.
                               Ainthapali, PO:Budharaja
                               P.S:-Ainthapali, Dist:-Sambalpur.



Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  38
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Madhusudan Mitra.
                               Nayapara Road, PO:Sambalpur
                               P.S:-Town, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            39
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                          Dy. General Manager
24.01.2010                                       (Commercial)




Copy to :                      Sri Madhusudan Mitra.
                               Nayapara Road, PO:Sambalpur
                               P.S:-Town, Dist:-Sambalpur.



Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  40
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Jalandhar Nayak.
                               Putibandha, PO:Dhanupali
                               P.S:-Dhanupali, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            41
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                          Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                       (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Jalandhar Nayak.
                               Putibandha, PO:Dhanupali
                               P.S:-Dhanupali, Dist:-Sambalpur.



Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  42
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Sachidanada Tripathy.
                               Pattanaik Para, PO:Jharuapara,
                               P.S:-Town, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            43
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                           Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Sachidanada Tripathy.
                               Pattanaik Para, PO:Jharuapara,
                               P.S:-Town, Dist:-Sambalpur.



Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  44
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Prabhat Kumar Panigrahi.
                               Gulunda, PO:Maneswar,
                               P.S:-Dhama, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            45
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubanswear                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                          (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Prabhat Kumar Panigrahi.
                               Gulunda, PO:Maneswar,
                               P.S:-Dhama, Dist:-Sambalpur.



Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  46
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Shyam Sundar Joshi.
                               Dalaipara, PO:Sambalpur,
                               P.S:-Town, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            47
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubanswear                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                          (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Shyam Sundar Joshi.
                               Dalaipara, PO:Sambalpur,
                               P.S:-Town, Dist:-Sambalpur.



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                                                                                  48
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Sumitri Padhi.
                               Kud-guderpur, PO:Chiplima,
                               P.S:-Chiplima-Burla, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            49
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubanswear                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                          (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Sumitri Padhi.
                               Kud-guderpur, PO:Chiplima,
                               P.S:-Chiplima-Burla, Dist:-Sambalpur.



Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  50
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Jaya Shankar Mishra
                               Mohanty Para PO: Golebazar
                               P.S:-Town PS, Dist:-Sambalpur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,



                                                                                            51
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                          (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Jaya Shankar Mishra
                               Mohanty Para PO: Golebazar
                               P.S:-Town PS, Dist:-Sambalpur.




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                                                                                  52
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Bhawani Shankar Rout
                               Vill. : Niktimal PO: Niktimal
                               P.S:-Laikera, Dist:-Jharsuguda.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            53
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                          (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Bhawani Shankar Rout
                               Vill. : Niktimal PO: Niktimal
                               P.S:-Laikera, Dist:-Jharsuguda.




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                                                                                  54
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sundermani Tanty
                               Vill. : Kalobahal PO: Tasaladihi
                               P.S.: Sadar PS, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            55
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sundermani Tanty
                               Vill. : Kalobahal PO: Tasaladihi
                               P.S.: Sadar PS, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  56
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Lalindra Kalo
                               Vill. : Siramal PO: Gopalpur
                               P.S.: Hemgir PS, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            57
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Lalindra Kalo
                               Vill. : Siramal PO: Gopalpur
                               P.S.: Hemgir PS, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  58
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Sarangdhar Dehury
                               Vill. : Kaunsi Bahal PO: Bijay nagar
                               P.S.: Deogarh, Dist:- Deogarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            59
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                          (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Sarangdhar Dehury
                               Vill. : Kaunsi Bahal PO: Bijay nagar
                               P.S.: Deogarh, Dist:- Deogarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  60
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Laxmidhar Banichul
                               Vill. : Gundeimara PO: Kantapali
                               P.S.: Deogarh, Dist:- Deogarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
                                                                                           61
Activities    such     as    ice   factories,   chilling   plants,   cold   storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Laxmidhar Banichul
                               Vill. : Gundeimara PO: Kantapali
                               P.S.: Deogarh, Dist:- Deogarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                   62
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                       Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Manoranjan Nanda
                               Vill. : Rajamunda PO: Deogarh
                               P.S.: Deogarh, Dist:- Deogarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice     factories,       chilling     plants,   cold   storages,
                                                                                            63
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission through
public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of the state
for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the consumers,
amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code
2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Manoranjan Nanda
                               Vill. : Rajamunda PO: Deogarh
                               P.S.: Deogarh, Dist:- Deogarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                  64
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Basanta Kumar Das
                               Vill. : Deogarh Town PO: Deogarh
                               P.S.: Deogarh, Dist:- Deogarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                           65
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                       (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Basanta Kumar Das
                               Vill. : Deogarh Town PO: Deogarh
                               P.S.: Deogarh, Dist:- Deogarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 66
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Maheswar Chand
                               Vill. : Charbhati PO: Rajpur
                               P.S.: Brajarajnagar, Dist:- Jharsuguda.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                           67
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Maheswar Chand
                               Vill. : Charbhati PO: Rajpur
                               P.S.: Brajarajnagar, Dist:- Jharsuguda.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 68
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Sarangadhar Mishra
                               Vill. : Shaktinagar, PO: Jharsuguda
                               P.S.: Jharsuguda, Dist:- Jharsuguda.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities




                                                                                           69
       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Sarangadhar Mishra
                               Vill. : Shaktinagar, PO: Jharsuguda
                               P.S.: Jharsuguda, Dist:- Jharsuguda.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                    70
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
   BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Pravat ranjan Samantaray
                               At : Vedvyas, Dist:- Rourkela.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry


                                                                                           71
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Pravat ranjan Samantaray
                               At : Vedvyas, Dist:- Rourkela.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 72
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Shankar Mahananda
                               A/29, Sector-6, Rourkela.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,



                                                                                           73
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Shankar Mahananda
                               A/29, Sector-6, Rourkela.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 74
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Pramod Kumar Nanda
                               Vill. : Reamal, PO: Reamal
                               P.S.: Reamal, Dist:- Deogarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,

                                                                                           75
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Pramod Kumar Nanda
                               Vill. : Reamal, PO: Reamal
                               P.S.: Reamal, Dist:- Deogarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 76
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Rajkishore Pradhan
                               C/551, Koel Nagar, PO: Shakti Nagar
                               P.S.: Jhirpani, Dist:- Rourkela-14.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                           77
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                       (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Rajkishore Pradhan
                               C/551, Koel Nagar, PO: Shakti Nagar
                               P.S.: Jhirpani, Dist:- Rourkela-14.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 78
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Satish Kumar Chourasia
                               Panposh Basti, PO: Panposh
                               P.S.: R.N. Pali, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                           79
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                      Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Satish Kumar Chourasia
                               Panposh Basti, PO: Panposh
                               P.S.: R.N. Pali, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 80
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Smt. Sandhyarani Sahoo
                               Qr. No. C/225, Sector-7, PO: Sector-7
                               P.S.: Sector-7, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                           81
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Smt. Sandhyarani Sahoo
                               Qr. No. C/225, Sector-7, PO: Sector-7
                               P.S.: Sector-7, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 82
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Chandrabhanu Dash
                               Qr. No. A/36, Sector-16, PO: Rourkela
                               P.S.: Sector-15, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                           83
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Chandrabhanu Dash
                               Qr. No. A/36, Sector-16, PO: Rourkela
                               P.S.: Sector-15, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 84
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Aghnoo Sahoo
                               Vill. : Karamjia, PO: Kokrema
                               P.S.: Hatibari, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                           85
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Aghnoo Sahoo
                               Vill. : Karamjia, PO: Kokrema
                               P.S.: Hatibari, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 86
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Sadananda Sahoo
                               C/225, Sector-7, PO: Rourkela
                               P.S.: Sector-7, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                           87
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Sadananda Sahoo
                               C/225, Sector-7, PO: Rourkela
                               P.S.: Sector-7, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 88
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Sailendra Kumar Panda
                               Qr. No.: C2L1-81, Sector-7, PO: Rourkela-15
                               P.S.: R. N. Pali, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                           89
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Sailendra Kumar Panda
                               Qr. No.: C2L1-81, Sector-7, PO: Rourkela-15
                               P.S.: R. N. Pali, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 90
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Debahais Bisoyee
                               Qr. No.: B-138, Koel nagar, PO: Koel Nagar, Rourkela
                               P.S.: Jhirpani, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                           91
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Debahais Bisoyee
                               Qr. No.: B-138, Koel nagar, PO: Koel Nagar, Rourkela
                               P.S.: Jhirpani, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                      92
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Bauribandhu Das
                               Qr. No.: A-146, PO: Koel Nagar, Rourkela
                               P.S.: Jhirpani, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                           93
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Bauribandhu Das
                               Qr. No.: A-146, PO: Koel Nagar, Rourkela
                               P.S.: Jhirpani, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 94
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Akshya Ku. Panda
                               Qr. No.: A-231, PO: Sector-15, Rourkela
                               P.S.: Sector-15, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                           95
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Akshya Ku. Panda
                               Qr. No.: A-231, PO: Sector-15, Rourkela
                               P.S.: Sector-15, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 96
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Maheswar Deep
                               Qr. No.: A-29, Sector-6, Rourkela
                               P.S.: Sector-7, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                           97
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Maheswar Deep
                               Qr. No.: A-29, Sector-6, Rourkela
                               P.S.: Sector-7, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 98
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Ramkrishna Mishra
                               Qr. No.: A-268, Koel Nagar, Rourkela
                               P.S.: Jhirpani, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                           99
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Ramkrishna Mishra
                               Qr. No.: A-268, Koel Nagar, Rourkela
                               P.S.: Jhirpani, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 100
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Atanka Bhanjan Barik
                               Vill. : Gatesarobar Pada, PO : Bolangir
                               P.S.: Town, Dist:- Bolangir.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                          101
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                      Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Atanka Bhanjan Barik
                               Vill. : Gatesarobar Pada, PO : Bolangir
                               P.S.: Town, Dist:- Bolangir.




Note : This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 102
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Prafulla Kumar Rana
                               Vill. : Letipali, PO : Sauntpur
                               P.S.: Sadar, Dist:- Bolangir.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                          103
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                       Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                          (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Prafulla Kumar Rana
                               Vill. : Letipali, PO : Sauntpur
                               P.S.: Sadar, Dist:- Bolangir.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 104
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Prahallad Kumar Mishra
                               Vill. : Rugudipada, PO : Bolangir
                               P.S.: Town, Dist:- Bolangir.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                          105
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                      Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Prahallad Kumar Mishra
                               Vill. : Rugudipada, PO : Bolangir
                               P.S.: Town, Dist:- Bolangir.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 106
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Prasanna Kumar Negi
                               Vill. : Barpalipada, PO : Bolangir
                               P.S.: Town, Dist:- Bolangir.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                          107
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                      Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Prasanna Kumar Negi
                               Vill. : Barpalipada, PO : Bolangir
                               P.S.: Town, Dist:- Bolangir.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 108
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Bipin Kumar Pallai
                               A-267, Koelnagar, Rourkela, PS : Jhirpani
                               Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities



                                                                                          109
       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Bipin Kumar Pallai
                               A-267, Koelnagar, Rourkela, PS : Jhirpani
                               Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                   110
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Madan Mohan Naik
                               Vill. : Mallamunda, PO: Malamunda,
                               P.S. : Sadar, Bolangir, Dist:- Bolangir.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                          111
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                          (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Madan Mohan Naik
                               Vill. : Mallamunda, PO: Malamunda,
                               P.S. : Sadar, Bolangir, Dist:- Bolangir.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 112
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Prabhas Mishra
                               Vill. : Gandhinagarpada, PO: Bolangir,
                               P.S. : Town, Bolangir, Dist:- Bolangir.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
    (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities




                                                                                          113
       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                      Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Prabhas Mishra
                               Vill. : Gandhinagarpada, PO: Bolangir,
                               P.S. : Town, Bolangir, Dist:- Bolangir.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                   114
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Dibakara Mahana
                               Vill. : Tarbha, PO: Tarbha,
                               P.S. : Tarbha, Dist:- Sonepur.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
    (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                          115
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Dibakara Mahana
                               Vill. : Tarbha, PO: Tarbha,
                               P.S. : Tarbha, Dist:- Sonepur.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 116
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Siddheswar Nag
                               Vill.: Umuria, PO: Pipirda,
                               P.S. : Sadar-Bolangir, Dist:- Bolangir.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
    (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                          117
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                      Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Siddheswar Nag
                               Vill.: Umuria, PO: Pipirda,
                               P.S. : Sadar-Bolangir, Dist:- Bolangir.




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                                                                                 118
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Girish Ch. Behera
                               Vill.: Kalobahal, PO: Tasaladihi,
                               P.S. : Sadar, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                          119
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                      Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Girish Ch. Behera
                               Vill.: Kalobahal, PO: Tasaladihi,
                               P.S. : Sadar, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 120
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Gopabandhu Deheri
                               Vill.: Medinipur, PO: Kirei,
                               P.S. : Sadar, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                          121
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Gopabandhu Deheri
                               Vill.: Medinipur, PO: Kirei,
                               P.S. : Sadar, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 122
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Santosh Tanty
                               Vill.: Bhandari Sankara, PO: Bhandari Sankara,
                               P.S. : Talsara, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                          123
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Santosh Tanty
                               Vill.: Bhandari Sankara, PO: Bhandari Sankara,
                               P.S. : Talsara, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 124
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Ugrasen Pradhan
                               Vill.: Bhandari Sankara, PO: Bhandari Sankara,
                               P.S. : Talsara, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                          125
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Ugrasen Pradhan
                               Vill.: Bhandari Sankara, PO: Bhandari Sankara,
                               P.S. : Talsara, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                 126
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Tilakram Sa
                               Vill.: Rajbahal, PO: Rajbahal,
                               P.S. : Lefripara, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities




                                                                                          127
       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                      Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Tilakram Sa
                               Vill.: Rajbahal, PO: Rajbahal,
                               P.S. : Lefripara, Dist:- Sundergarh.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




                                                                                   128
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Kapila Kisan
                               Vill.: Jharmunda, PO: Jarangloi,
                               P.S. : Bargaon, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
                                                                                          129
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Kapila Kisan
                               Vill.: Jharmunda, PO: Jarangloi,
                               P.S. : Bargaon, Dist:- Sundergarh.




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                                                                                 130
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Kamal Kumar Sandha
                               Vill.: Mundagaon, PO: Nialipali,
                               P.S. : Bhasma, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                          131
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Kamal Kumar Sandha
                               Vill.: Mundagaon, PO: Nialipali,
                               P.S. : Bhasma, Dist:- Sundergarh.




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                                                                                 132
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Chandraba Majhi
                               Vill.: Girisima, PO: Jharpalam,
                               P.S. : Himgiri, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                          133
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Chandraba Majhi
                               Vill.: Girisima, PO: Jharpalam,
                               P.S. : Himgiri, Dist:- Sundergarh.




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                                                                                 134
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Sunil Kumar Naik
                               Vill.: Khatmunda, PO: Ujalpur,
                               P.S. : Lephripara, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                          135
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Sunil Kumar Naik
                               Vill.: Khatmunda, PO: Ujalpur,
                               P.S. : Lephripara, Dist:- Sundergarh.




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                                                                                 136
BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Rajiv Lochan Pradhan
                               Vill.: Kurod, PO: Tainsar,
                               P.S. : Deogarh, Dist:- Deogarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
                                                                                          137
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Rajiv Lochan Pradhan
                               Vill.: Kurod, PO: Tainsar,
                               P.S. : Deogarh, Dist:- Deogarh.

.




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Mina Ketan Karna
                               At: Deogarh Town, PO & PS: Deogarh Town,
                               Dist:- Deogarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
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cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                       (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Mina Ketan Karna
                               At: Deogarh Town, PO & PS: Deogarh Town,
                               Dist:- Deogarh.
.




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Abhimanyu Rana
                               At: Purunagarh, PO & PS: Deogarh Town,
                               Dist:- Deogarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
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cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                       (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Abhimanyu Rana
                               At: Purunagarh, PO & PS: Deogarh Town,
                               Dist:- Deogarh.


.




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Ashok Kumar Sahu
                               At: Bahadaposi, PO & PS: Barkote,
                               Dist:- Deogarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
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cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.




                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                       (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Ashok Kumar Sahu
                               At: Bahadaposi, PO & PS: Barkote,
                               Dist:- Deogarh.

.




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Upendra Chitta
                               At: Sarabgarh, PO : Sarabgarh
                               PS: Lefripada, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
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and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.




                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Upendra Chitta
                               At: Sarabgarh, PO : Sarabgarh
                               PS: Lefripada, Dist:- Sundergarh.

.




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
   BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAVAN, UNIT VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                                  Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of:            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                             Limited (WESCO)

                             And

In the matter of:            Shri Jitendra Pratap Singh,
                             M/S. Adhunik Metaliks Limited, H-3
                             Civil Towship, Rourkela-769004.
                             Dist:-Sundargarh

Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11


1.    DISTRIBUTION LOSS:-

      To reduce the distribution loss, WESCO has made several improvements in
the existing system network. Some of those are,
      a. One 33/11 KV transformers have commissioned during the FY 09-10
      b. 34 no. of 33/0.4 KV & 11/0.4 KV               distribution transformers have
           commissioned during FY 09-10 at different locations under WESCO
      c. 0.3 km new 33 KV lines are constructed
      d. 75.17 km new 11 KV lines are constructed
      e. 1.86 km new LT lines are constructed at different places
      f.   Conductor size have been uprated from 34 to 55 mm 2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55
           to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and 100 to 232 mm2 whereever required
      g. 15629 no. of electronic energy meters have been replaced against old
           defective meters to ascertain the actual consumption
      h. Rampant vigilance checking has been made in theft-porn area,
      i.   Audit Metering has been made for industrial consumers,
      j.   metering cubicle has been made for high-valued industrial consumers,
      k. Lots of system improvement Work has done during this financial year,
      l.   regularisation of unauthorized consumers through consumer camps,
      m. consumer awareness camps are conducted through NGOs to educate the
           consumers about safe-use of electricity.
      n. Spot billing extended to urban areas as well as rural areas and covered
           2,76,551 no. of consumers as on date, introduction of input base
           franchisee, installation of parallel meters and etc.
      o. Introduction of AMR installation at high-valued consumers.

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       But the massive rural electrification under RGGVY & BGJY has added
additional loss to the system and put the distribution loss at higher side. In those
cases, necessary steps are being taken and expected that the distribution loss will be
within the limit during the ensuing year.
       The above-mentioned activities as well as system improvement work will be
continued during this ensuing year and it is expected that the distribution loss will be
within the proposed limit.
Further, administrative support from Govt. of Orissa is inevitable towards cut of
theft. At present the energy police stations are not functioning properly, only it is in
paper only.
2.     ENERGY AUDIT :
       The licensee is continuing with the energy audit exercise in its licensed area
of supply through internal team and local agencies. WESCO is deploying the recently
recruited ITIs in this exercise but is planning to up scale operations by deploying
specialised agencies on this. WESCO in carrying out Energy Audit as a Team effort in
all the circles through energy audit cell under administrative control of MRT & HTM
circle. Currently energy audit is being carried out on a monthly basis on all the 33 KV
feeders as well as 11 kv feeders by comparing with sales figures of respective
consumers. The licensee has evaluated the energy audit process and is in the
process of integrating it with electrical addresses and billing database in order to
pinpoint losses down to the distribution transformer level and consumers connected
to it through consumer indexing exercise. The licensee proposes to intensify the
enterprise wide audit exercise and requests the Hon‟ble Commission to approve
proposed costs incurred in this activity.


3.     Amount collected from consumers is being properly accounted for against
current and arrear. In the performance review the licensee is showing both
collections from arrear and current. While calculating collection efficiency only
collection from current dues is being considered. However, in replying to the queries
raised by Hon‟ble Commission collection out of arrear and current has been shown as
under:-
                                                                  Rs. Lacs
                              Previous Yr          Current Yr            Ensuing Yr
Collection for the year       128754.55            135560.43             165238.13
Out of current dues           125827.55            132310.43             158738.13
Out of Arrears                2927.00              3250.00               6500.00




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4.     T&D loss target as allowed by Hon‟ble commission from time to time is very
tough and becoming difficult to achieve. Based on the approved T&D loss if the
differential power purchase cost will not be allowed in the ARR, it will not be possible
in part of WESCO to pay the BST bill in full due to shortage of revenue.


5.     Revenue collected out of outstanding of Govt. consumers as on 1-4-
1999 has already remitted to GRIDCO. Regarding sharing of amount
collected, 50% to GRIDCO and balance 50% of DISCOM. It is the amount if
collected out of the consumers declared as bad and doubtful as on 31-3-1999
and collection made out of the consumers declared as bad and doubtful. As
per direction of Hon‟ble Commission we have already completed the
receivable audit through outside Chartered Accountant firms duly approved
by Hon‟ble Commission. They have already submitted their report to the
Hon‟ble Commission with a copy to us where collection out of arrear is clearly
mentioned.
6.     Revenue collection per unit at different voltage ends are being
submitted to Hon‟ble Commission periodically. During the performance
review meeting held on 10.12.2009, the performance parameters till sep-09
has already perused by Hon‟ble Commission.

7.     WITHDRAWAL OF GRADED SLAB TARIFF FOR HT & EHT CATEGORY OF
       CONSUMERS :


       Introduction of Graded slab tariff/ Incentive Tariff was made by Hon‟ble
Commission for rapid industrialization, which in turn will contribute towards states
growth. The situation was gloomy when the state was having surplus power. But, the
situation has changed drastically at present. Because, of village electrification under
RGGVY and BGJY schemes more no of domestic consumers have been added to the
system as compared to increase in generation. In this scenario top priority is being
given by Govt. to provide power to the un-electrified villages rather than cheaper
power to the industries for higher consumption. Taking into consideration of the
above fact, graded slab tariff should be withdrawn.


8.     PAST LOSSES AND TRUING UP EXERCISE :


       Pass through of past losses on the basis of audited accounts is a tariff
determination process. GRIDCO‟s past losses has been allowed in the past and BSP
has been determined accordingly. Hence, pass through of past losses as regulatory
asset is a tariff setting process and has to be allowed. Similarly, truing up exercise is

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a process by which approved figures determined in the past based on estimation has
to be made good on the basis of actual happening.


9.     PROVISION FOR BAD AND DOUBTFUL DEBT:

       Provision for bad and doubtful debt is considered as per AT & C concept,
hence the difference between billing made and the amount of collection is shown as
provision for Bad debt. In addition to this it has already proved from the revenue
audit report submitted by auditor that the % of recoverability is around 30% of the
outstanding amount.
       Hon‟ble Commission had declared & directed to all DISCOM‟s to carry out the
receivable audit of the outstanding amount as on 31 Mar 2005 through outside
agencies. Accordingly, they have recommended 19 Chartered Accountant firms to
conduct the same. All the Chartered Accountant firms have already submitted their
report to the Hon‟ble Commission with a copy to the licensee. As per their report, the
non-receivable amount as on 31.03.2005 is to the tune of Rs. 453 crore. However,
Hon‟ble Commission has approved only Rs. 89 Crore from 01.04.1999 to 31.03.2005
in the ARR. The difference of Rs. 365 crore is yet to be factored in the truing up
exercise.


10.    POWER FACTOR INCENTIVE :
       To maintain good power factor of the system, an industrial consumer should
have almost unity power factor and in no case it should be below 90%. In order to
achieve unity power factor, the commission has provided incentive for improvement
of power factor above 97% up to 100%. Further relaxation in the power factor for
incentive will not only discourage the consumers for reaching higher power factor but
also will affect demand and energy consumption.
       Since availing power at very high power factor in giving an incentive to the
consumer in terms of less demand for the same effective energy and also incentive
as high load factor, the power factor incentive should be 97% in stead of objectors
proposal for 95%. Accordingly, power factor incentive above 95% as proposed by the
objector instead of 97% (previous tariff) should not be allowed by the Commission.


11.    PROJECTION OF DEMAND AND ENERGY CHARGES :
       The energy consumption along with SMD for the future is difficult to project,
considering more than 5 lacs of consumers with different voltage of supply. SMD and
consumption pattern of the industries are purely dependant upon their nature of
business. Hence, to project month wise consumption and SMD the licensee has to
know the day wise consumption pattern, which is a difficult task.


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12.    BULK SUPPLY PRICE :
       Hon‟ble Commission may decide appropriate tariff.


13.    REBATE ON EARLY PAYMENT :
       The present rebate of 1% of the monthly bill if “full payment made within 72
hrs of presentation of bills” is an adequate incentive.

       As far as liquidity is concerned licensee‟s liquidity position will not improve to
the extent of BST and Transmission charges even 100% payment will be made by all
the EHT and HT consumers immediately, as the licensee pays the BST bill and
transmission charges to GRIDCO and OPTCL within 48 hours through L.C.
mechanism and the bills are submitted to the licensee by GRIDCO and OPTCL with a
copy to the bank.




                                     For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                       Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                 Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                      (Commercial)




Copy to
                             Shri Jitendra Pratap Singh,
                             M/S. Adhunik Metaliks Limited, H-3
                             Civil Towship, Rourkela-769004.
                             Dist:-Sundargarh




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
   BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                              Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :           Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                             Limited (WESCO Ltd.)

                             And

In the matter of :           Shri Sunil Kumar Nath
                             General Manager (Administration)
                             M/s. Scan Steels Limited
                             Pandey Colony, PO: Jhartaranga
                             Rourkela-769 004.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
2011.

1.     COMPARISION OF RETAIL SUPPLY TARIFF OF ORISSA WITH OTHER
       STATES :
       The tariff rates are determined by OERC keeping in view of recovery of
energy charges from consumers against the revenue requirement of the Distribution
Licensee. In Orissa, there is no subsidy given to the DISCOM‟s from Govt. of Orissa
which is not so in other states. The cost of power purchased by GRIDCO for Discoms
from different sources is different. Higher power purchase cost is normally attributed
to higher consumption of industries. Again the availability of power and the quantum
of power purchase differs from state to state depending on their provincial
conditions. It has been observed that the retail supply tariff of Orissa State is
cheaper in comparision to most of the other States in the country.


       Also, in continuation to the above, the RST in Orissa state is cheaper than
most of the other States in the country, it is favourable for industrialisation in the
State. Hence, the point raised by the objector regarding cripple of industrialization
process is not acceptable.


2.     SPECIAL TARIFF FOR FURNACE, SPONGE IRON & RE-ROLLING MILLS :

       OERC has categorized the consumers in various categories based on the
usage of power and also fixed different tariff rates for each category. It is out of
place to mention here that, WESCO is not availing any special tariff with regard to
energy consumption by the above said industries. If Hon‟ble Commission will allow
special tariff to those industries ignoring the BST price of the licensee, it will put

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financial impact on the other category of consumers. Therefore the proposal of the
objector is to be rejected by the Hon‟ble Commission.


3.     POWER PROCUREMENT FROM HYDRO & THERMAL
       WESCO is purchasing power in bulk from GRIDCO who in turn purchase power
from different generators which may be Hydro, Thermal or any other available
sources. Tariff rate for Bulk supply tariff (BST) as well as retail supply tariff (RST) is
determined by OERC taking into consideration of all aspects i.e. purchase of power
from different available sources & sale of power to different categories of consumers.
In this context, the licensee has no role to determine the RST rate rater the
DISCOM‟s are only following the tariff prescribed by Hon‟ble Commission by
considering the whole state of Orissa as one unit. Hence, the proposal of the objector
regarding availability of power at cheaper rate under the jurisdiction of WESCO
should be extended to the consumers of WESCO is not applicable.


4.     MONOPOLY OF WESCO IN FIXATION OF RETAIL SUPPLY TARIFF :

       The question of monopoly in fixation of RST in the part of WESCO doesnot
arise because M/s GRIDCO is purchasing power from different generating stations
and sell it to distribution licensees (DISCOMs) through M/s OPTCL network, the
transmission licensee for the state of Orissa. M/s WESCO is purchasing power from
M/s. GRIDCO in bulk quantity and selling under its jurisdiction to different category
of consumers. The RST tariff is determined by the Hon‟ble Commission. For the last
nine years, there has been no rise in RST although there has been substantial hike in
BST rate and expenditure on salary & wages, O & M exp., repair on transformer has
gone up abnormally. Financially if it is calculated in the last 9 years, BST rate has
gone up from 99.20 paise per unit (FY 2000-01) to Rs. 197.67 paise per unit (FY
2007-08), there is no increase in RST tariff (taking into account of the devaluation of
money) till the FY 2009-10.


5.     PERFORMENACE BASE TARIFF IN FIXATION OF RST :
       Hon‟ble OERC fixed the RST considering different factors e.g. quantum of
purchase of different DISCOMs, quantum of sale to different category of consumers,
T & D loss etc. ARR of the licensee is being determined considering all the costs like
power purchase cost, employee cost, A & G cost, repair & maintenance cost etc
where power purchase is the major components. Recovery of cost is being done
through sale of power to different category of consumers. WESCO is the licensee for
the western part of Orissa who is paying BST @ 154.0 paise per unit in comparision
to 70 paise per unit of SOUTHCO, 101.5 paise per unit of CESU & 130 paise per unit


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of NESCO. Differentiation in RST may improve competition among DISCOM‟s,
however at the same time socio economic factor cannot be ignored.
       Different RST in different DISCOMs will lead to discrimination & chaos. The
competition among the DISCOMs may be regarding performance by reducing BST.


6.     DISTRIBUTION LOSS :
       To reduce the distribution loss, WESCO has made several improvements in
the existing system network. Some of those are,
       a. One 33/11 KV transformers have commissioned during the FY 09-10
       b. 34 no. of 33/0.4 KV & 11/0.4 KV distribution transformers have
            commissioned during FY 09-10 at different locations under WESCO
       c. 0.3 km new 33 KV lines are constructed
       d. 75.17 km new 11 KV lines are constructed
       e. 1.86 km new LT lines are constructed at different places
       f.   Conductor size have been uprated from 34 to 55 mm 2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55
            to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and 100 to 232 mm2 whereever required
       g. 15629 no. of electronic energy meters have been replaced against old
            defective meters to ascertain the actual consumption
       h. Rampant vigilance checking has been made in theft-porn area,
       i.   Audit Metering has been made for industrial consumers,
       j.   metering cubicle has been made for high-valued industrial consumers,
       k. Lots of system improvement Work has done during this financial year,
       l.   regularisation of unauthorized consumers through consumer camps,
       m. consumer awareness camps are conducted through NGOs to educate the
            consumers about safe-use of electricity.
       n. Spot billing extended to urban areas as well as rural areas and covered
            2,76,551 no. of consumers as on date, introduction of input base
            franchisee, installation of parallel meters and etc.
       o. Introduction of AMR installation at high-valued consumers.


       But the massive rural electrification under RGGVY & BGJY has added
additional loss to the system and put the distribution loss at higher side. In those
cases, necessary steps are being taken and expected that the distribution loss will be
within the limit during the ensuing year.
       The above-mentioned activities as well as system improvement work will be
continued during this ensuing year and it is expected that the distribution loss will be
within the proposed limit.




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        Further, administrative support from Govt. of Orissa is inevitable towards cut
of theft. At present the energy police stations are not functioning properly, only it is
in paper only.


7.      QUALITY OF SUPPLY :


        For providing better quality of power supply, WESCO has taken up a lot of for
O & M works & S.I. works. During last FY 2009-10, WESCO has made uprating of
conductors from 34 to 55 mm2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55 to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and
100 to 232 mm2 whereever required, putting new transformers and up-gradation of
power transformers and distribution transformers (wherever necessary), installation
of breakers which will help in providing quality supply. Also WESCO has employed
more no. of Engineers, ITI s etc at field to maintain steady power supply.


        Further, prior to his no escrow relaxation were made by GRIDCO for doing
R&M expenses however, with interference of Hon‟ble Commission GRIDCO is giving
escrow relaxation by which maintance work will improve and impact on supply of
power will go up.
8.      ENERGY POLICE STATIONS :
        Presently, there is one energy police station functioning at Burla for
Sambalpur District.
    Progress of Energy Police Station, Burla :


     FIRs filed during 2007                              1001
     FIRs filed during 2008                              228(upto 5/2008)
     FIRs filed during 2009
     FIRs filed during 20010 (upto Sept‟09)
     FIRs registered                                     5
     Persons arrested                                    Nil
     Cases pending for Investigation                     1224
     Amount      deposited   in   Govt   Treasury   by   Rs 22.30 lakhs (upto Sept 2009)
     Discoms ( Salaries)
     Other Expenditure for Police Stns                   Rs 3.96 lakhs *


        *In addition to the above, Rs 3,05,823 have been spent for renovation of
        Energy Police Stations including furniture and fixtures, vehicle hire charges,
        stationery,etc.


        The following constraints faced with Police Stations,
        o   Inadequate Staff at Energy Police Station



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         o   Refusal and reluctance to accept F.I.R`s, even by Energy Police Stations
             in the name of inadequate staff of proper cadre.
         o   Absenteeism- Staffs are found absent due to their preoccupation/
             deployment on other assignments (VIP duty, festival duty, law and order
             etc.), as they are under direct administrative control of the District S.P.
         o   Non participation on Enforcement Drives -Staffs provided at Energy
             Police Station are generally not associating in the enforcement raids with
             the Licensee‟s staff with a plea that they are meant for lodging FIRs only
             and can not stand as evidence in vigilance/enforcement raids.
         o   In the absence of administrative support, Discoms are finding it
             difficult to curb theft. As a result, transformers are getting overloaded
             leading to high instances of transformer failure. Further Discoms are being
             pressurized from all quarters to replace transformers without insisting on
             collection of a minimum amount of arrears as due.


     Submission of the Licensee :
         o   Widening the Jurisdiction -Govt. may take initiation immediately to
             establish at least one Energy Police Station with adequate staff in each
             Revenue District covering the Licensee area. The police officers should be
             made responsible to associate the Supply engineer for detection of the
             theft and raid of the consumers premises who are stealing power jointly
             with the supply engineer.
         o   Joint Review by CEO & S.P. – Regular review of operations by
             Superintendent of Police and CEO of Discoms on a monthly basis is
             required, followed by review at the level of I.G. of Police in every quarter.

         o   Conducting joint workshops at District level – involving Discom staff
             and Police Officials on anti theft legislations.


9.       SPECIAL COURT FOR ENERGY RELATED DISPUTE :
         Govt. of Orissa has empowered Additional District & Sessions Judge,
Sambalpur as special Court for Sambalpur Revenue District to resolve the energy
related cases.


10.      BAD DEBT:
         WESCO has taken every effort to collect the current dues as well as arrear
from its consumers. Against the defaulting consumers, power supply is being
disconnected after serving disconnection notice. WESCO is organizing consumer /
collection camp in different areas to collect the dues and resolve the dispute of the
consumer if any at the earliest. Also, GRF of the respective circle is making consumer
camp court at different locations on monthly basis to resolve the consumer dispute.
Apart from that, incentive scheme has been introduced for collection of arrears.
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Hence, the contention of the objector that, unrealized amount are increasing and it
affecting the genuine consumers is not true.


11.      ENHANCEMENT OF DEMAND CHARGES :
         Proposal of enhancement of demand charges is justified as BST of the
licensee has been increased substantially where the RST tariff remains unchanged for
the last nine years. Also, if the valuation of money is taken into consideration, claim
of WESCO towards enhancement of CD charges is justified.


12.      SERVICE CHARGES FOR DOOR COLLECTION :
         For the better convenience of the consumers, WESCO is making door to door
collection which incurs a cost. In return, the consumer will save his time to stand in a
long que for making payment at collection counters. This has been proposed for
providing better service to the consumer at his door step.


13.      LOAD FACTOR INCENTIVE :
         Hon‟ble Commission has already allowed load factor incentive beyond 50% to
encourage the consumers for more consumption at lesser price. The amount lost due
to such incentive is being passed on to the Consumers while fixing the tariff. If any
further incentive to be allowed, it will put adverse impact to other categories of
consumers. Hence, it is requested before the Hon‟ble Commission not to consider the
proposal of the objector.


14.      LOAD FACTOR BASED ON “POWER ON HOUR” :
         Load factor of an industry is calculated as per the guidelines of OERC
Distribution (Conditions Of Supply) Code 2004 and different tariff orders as
prescribed by Hon‟ble Commission from year to year.


         Power supply interruption may be due to many reasons, some of which are
beyond the control of the licensee. It will be unjustified to allow load factor incentive
to consumers only for power on hours because the licensee will have to provide
incentive even though power failure is attributed by the consumer or might be
beyond its control & it will be impractical to segregate power interruptions caused
due to various reasons. Apart from this, as per Hon‟ble Commission order dated 14
Jan. 2010 in Case no. 01/2010, the licensee has no control over power supply for 24
hours.




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15.    POWER FACTOR INCENTIVE :
       To maintain good power factor of the system, an industrial consumer should
have almost unity power factor and in no case it should be below 90%. In order to
achieve unity power factor, the commission has provided incentive for improvement
of power factor above 97% upto 100%. Further relaxation in the power factor for
incentive will not only discourage the consumers for reaching higher power factor but
also will affect demand and energy consumption.
       Since availing power at very high power factor in giving an incentive to the
consumer in terms of less demand for the same effective energy and also incentive
as high load factor, the power factor incentive should be 97% in stead of objectors
proposal for 95%. Accordingly, power factor incentive above 95% as proposed by the
objector instead of 97% should not be allowed by the Commission.


16.    SECURITY DEPOSIT
       Bank guarantee against security deposit should not be allowed to the
consumers as it will be very difficult to monitor the expiry date of the Bank
Guarantee and its renewal. Earlier, there is no interest provision on the security
deposit. Subsequently, Hon‟ble Commission has allowed interest bearing @ 6% p.a.
towards Security Deposit to the respective consumers. Increase in interest rate will
impose extra financial burden to WESCO. Hence, it is requested before the Hon‟ble
Commission for not considering the proposal of the objector.


       Regarding installation of pre-paid meter, WESCO is trying to put pre-paid
meter in 3-ph & Govt. consumers in the 1st phase. Since the cost involvement is very
high, pre-paid meters can be replaced in phases for different category of consumers.


       Security deposit amount from a consumer is collected to cover at least two
months energy bill, which will be adjusted in case of default of non-payment of the
bill by the consumer. Hence there is no relation between Security Deposit and Share
Capital. Thus, the ratio calculated for comparison is not relevant in this context.
Apart from this on privatization, the amount of security deposit was around Rs.48
crores, which was on paper only. No physical cash has been transferred. Presently
the licensee is paying @ 6% p.a. interest on the security deposit amount as per the
Electricity Act 2003. As already explained security deposit amount is only caution
money against some future default by the consumer. The interest on security deposit
at higher rate than the prescribed limit of @ 6% p.a. asked by the objector is not
within the purview of WESCO. Moreover interest payable will be based on the RBI
bank rate and also to be decided by the Hon‟ble Commission.



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17.     DEMAND FOR CD FOR C.P.P. :


        The Hon‟ble Commission has made a provision for CPP emergency power for
start-up purpose and in the event of failure of the captive plant, they are to draw
survival power. The energy drawn is to be paid only by flat unit rate. Often, it is seen
that even if there is no failure of captive plant, in case the generation becomes less,
the industry having captive power drawing energy from the system to make good of
their deficit which may not be a survival power. In the region of WESCO, since there
are many captive power plants and in case of grid failure all the CGP trip and
everybody draws emergency power at a time, then the SMD of WESCO may
increase. Since there is a ceiling of SMD by the Hon‟ble Commission & penalty is
levied by GRIDCO for excess drawal of demand, the demand charges as per actual
(recorded) should be borne by the consumer which is quite reasonable & justified.
Therefore, the objection raised by the objector may not be considered by the Hon‟ble
Commission.


18.     PROMPT PAYMENT REBATE
        The present rebate of 1% of the monthly bill if “full payment made within 72
hrs of presentation of bills” is an adequate incentive.
        However, the licensee pays the bill for the energy purchase for all its
consumers as a whole to GRIDCO / OPTCL within 48 hours through an LC mechanism
and the bills are submitted to the licensee by GRIDCO / OPTCL with a copy to the
bank.


19.     PERIOD OF AGREEMENT TO BE REDUCED TO 1 YEAR

        While making projection on load forecasting and estimate for investment
plans, it is considered that an existing load continues for at least five years. If the
period of agreement is reduced, there will be frequent change of load pattern of
industrial consumers. As a result of the same, a situation of chaos will arise. Also
infrastructure created may be left underutilized. Keeping all these points in view, the
proposal should not be considered.


20.     The profit as shown in the books of account of WESCO for the FY 2008-09 has
already    been   audited    and     made    available    in   the   company    website
www.wescoorissa.com In this connection, it is pertinent to mention herethat in the
Profit & loss a/c, an amount of Rs. 147 crore has been shown as income to be
recovered from future tariff. This amount relates to terminal dues of employees
approved by the Hon‟ble Commission during 2008-09 tariff order. This quantum of

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dues was supposed to be funded to the trust fund a/c as on 31 Mar. 08. However,
Hon‟ble Commission has allowed the same in a span of seven years. Without
consider this notional income, the actual loss of the company for the FY 2008-09 is
Rs. 134 crores. Hence, the contention of the objector that WESCO is making huge
profit is not true.


21.    WESCO has proposed for hike in demand charges in case of consumers
having CD is 70 KVA and above but below 110 KVA. The wide difference in demand
charges between HT and high valued MI consumers is tempting to the MI consumers
for pilferage of electricity and suppressing the demand even if there connected load
is more than 110 KVA.



                                   For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                     Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                  Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                      (Commercial)




Copy to :
                            Shri Sunil Kumar Nath
                            General Manager (Administration)
                            M/s. Scan Steels Limited
                            Pandey Colony, PO: Jhartaranga
                            Rourkela-769 004.

Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                                 Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                              Limited (WESCO Ltd.)

                              And
In the matter of :            Shri Nrusingha Ch. Panda
                              General Manager,
                              M/s. Grihasti Udyog
                              Chhend Basti, Rourkela-769 015.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
2011.


1.     COMPARISION OF RETAIL SUPPLY TARIFF OF ORISSA WITH OTHER
       STATES :
       The tariff rates are determined by OERC keeping in view of recovery of
energy charges from consumers against the revenue requirement of the Distribution
Licensee. In Orissa, there is no subsidy given to the DISCOM‟s from Govt. of Orissa
which is not so in other states. The cost of power purchased by GRIDCO for Discoms
from different sources is different. Higher power purchase cost is normally attributed
to higher consumption of industries. Again the availability of power and the quantum
of power purchase differs from state to state depending on their provincial
conditions. It has been observed that the retail supply tariff of Orissa State is
cheaper in comparision to most of the other States in the country.
       Also, in continuation to the above, the RST in Orissa state is cheaper than
most of the other States in the country, it is favourable for industrialisation in the
State. Hence, the point raised by the objector regarding cripple of industrialization
process is not acceptable.


2.     POWER PROCUREMENT FROM HYDRO & THERMAL
       WESCO is purchasing power in bulk from GRIDCO who in turn purchase power
from different generators which may be Hydro, Thermal or any other available
sources. Tariff rate for Bulk supply tariff (BST) as well as retail supply tariff (RST) is
determined by OERC taking into consideration of all aspects i.e. purchase of power
from different available sources & sale of power to different categories of consumers.
In this context, the licensee has no role to determine the RST rate rater the

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DISCOM‟s are only following the tariff prescribed by Hon‟ble Commission by
considering the whole state of Orissa as one unit. Hence, the proposal of the objector
regarding availability of power at cheaper rate under the jurisdiction of WESCO
should be extended to the consumers of WESCO is not applicable.


3.     MONOPOLY OF WESCO IN FIXATION OF RETAIL SUPPLY TARIFF :

       The question of monopoly in fixation of RST in the part of WESCO doesnot
arise because M/s GRIDCO is purchasing power from different generating stations
and sell it to distribution licensees (DISCOMs) through M/s OPTCL network, the
transmission licensee for the state of Orissa. M/s WESCO is purchasing power from
M/s. GRIDCO in bulk quantity and selling under its jurisdiction to different category
of consumers. The RST tariff is determined by the Hon‟ble Commission. For the last
nine years, there has been no rise in RST although there has been substantial hike in
BST rate and expenditure on salary & wages, O & M exp., repair on transformer has
gone up abnormally. Financially if it is calculated in the last 9 years, BST rate has
gone up from 99.20 paise per unit (FY 2000-01) to Rs. 197.67 paise per unit (FY
2007-08), there is no increase in RST tariff (taking into account of the devaluation of
money) till the FY 2009-10.


4.     DISTRIBUTION LOSS :
       To reduce the distribution loss, WESCO has made several improvements in
the existing system network. Some of those are,
       a. One 33/11 KV transformers have commissioned during the FY 09-10
       b. 34 no. of 33/0.4 KV & 11/0.4 KV              distribution transformers have
            commissioned during FY 09-10 at different locations under WESCO
       c. 0.3 km new 33 KV lines are constructed
       d. 75.17 km new 11 KV lines are constructed
       e. 1.86 km new LT lines are constructed at different places
       f.   Conductor size have been uprated from 34 to 55 mm 2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55
            to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and 100 to 232 mm2 whereever required
       g. 15629 no. of electronic energy meters have been replaced against old
            defective meters to ascertain the actual consumption
       h. Rampant vigilance checking has been made in theft-porn area,
       i.   Audit Metering has been made for industrial consumers,
       j.   metering cubicle has been made for high-valued industrial consumers,
       k. Lots of system improvement Work has done during this financial year,
       l.   regularisation of unauthorized consumers through consumer camps,
       m. consumer awareness camps are conducted through NGOs to educate the
            consumers about safe-use of electricity.
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        n. Spot billing extended to urban areas as well as rural areas and covered
            2,76,551 no. of consumers as on date, introduction of input base
            franchisee, installation of parallel meters and etc.
        o. Introduction of AMR installation at high-valued consumers.


        But the massive rural electrification under RGGVY & BGJY has added
additional loss to the system and put the distribution loss at higher side. In those
cases, necessary steps are being taken and expected that the distribution loss will be
within the limit during the ensuing year.
        The above-mentioned activities as well as system improvement work will be
continued during this ensuing year and it is expected that the distribution loss will be
within the proposed limit.
        Further, administrative support from Govt. of Orissa is inevitable towards cut
of theft. At present the energy police stations are not functioning properly, only it is
in paper only.
5.      ENERGY POLICE STATIONS :
        Presently, there is one energy police station functioning at Burla for
Sambalpur District.
    Progress of Energy Police Station, Burla :


     FIRs filed during 2007                              1001
     FIRs filed during 2008                              228(upto 5/2008)
     FIRs filed during 2009
     FIRs filed during 20010 (upto Sept‟09)
     FIRs registered                                     5
     Persons arrested                                    Nil
     Cases pending for Investigation                     1224
     Amount      deposited   in   Govt   Treasury   by   Rs 22.30 lakhs (upto Sept 2009)
     Discoms ( Salaries)
     Other Expenditure for Police Stns                   Rs 3.96 lakhs *


        *In addition to the above, Rs 3,05,823 have been spent for renovation of
        Energy Police Stations including furniture and fixtures, vehicle hire charges,
        stationery,etc.


        The following constraints faced with Police Stations,
        o   Inadequate Staff at Energy Police Station
        o   Refusal and reluctance to accept F.I.R`s, even by Energy Police Stations
            in the name of inadequate staff of proper cadre.
        o   Absenteeism- Staffs are found absent due to their preoccupation/
            deployment on other assignments (VIP duty, festival duty, law and order
            etc.), as they are under direct administrative control of the District S.P.
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         o   Non participation on Enforcement Drives -Staffs provided at Energy
             Police Station are generally not associating in the enforcement raids with
             the Licensee‟s staff with a plea that they are meant for lodging FIRs only
             and can not stand as evidence in vigilance/enforcement raids.
         o   In the absence of administrative support, Discoms are finding it
             difficult to curb theft. As a result, transformers are getting overloaded
             leading to high instances of transformer failure. Further Discoms are being
             pressurized from all quarters to replace transformers without insisting on
             collection of a minimum amount of arrears as due.
    Submission of the Licensee –
         o   Widening the Jurisdiction -Govt. may take initiation immediately to
             establish at least one Energy Police Station with adequate staff in each
             Revenue District covering the Licensee area. The police officers should be
             made responsible to associate the Supply engineer for detection of the
             theft and raid of the consumers premises who are stealing power jointly
             with the supply engineer.


         o   Joint Review by CEO & S.P – Regular review of operations by S.P and
             CEO of Discoms on a monthly basis is required, followed by review at the
             level of IG in every quarter.
         o   Conducting joint workshops at District level – involving Discom staff
             and Police Officials on anti theft legislations


6.       LOAD FACTOR BASED ON “POWER ON HOUR” :
         Load factor of an industry is calculated as per the guidelines of OERC
Distribution (Conditions Of Supply) Code 2004 and different tariff orders as
prescribed by Hon‟ble Commission from year to year.
         Power supply interruption may be due to many reasons, some of which are
beyond the control of the licensee. It will be unjustified to allow load factor incentive
to consumers only for power on hours because the licensee will have to provide
incentive even though power failure is attributed by the consumer or might be
beyond its control & it will be impractical to segregate power interruptions caused
due to various reasons. Apart from this, as per Hon‟ble Commission order dated 14
Jan. 2010 in Case no. 01/2010, the licensee has no control over power supply for 24
hours.


7.       POWER FACTOR INCENTIVE :
         To maintain good power factor of the system, an industrial consumer should
have almost unity power factor and in no case it should be below 90%. In order to
achieve unity power factor, the commission has provided incentive for improvement
of power factor above 97% upto 100%. Further relaxation in the power factor for



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incentive will not only discourage the consumers for reaching higher power factor but
also will affect demand and energy consumption.
        Since availing power at very high power factor in giving an incentive to the
consumer in terms of less demand for the same effective energy and also incentive
as high load factor, the power factor incentive should be 97% in stead of objectors
proposal for 95%. Accordingly, power factor incentive above 95% as proposed by the
objector instead of 97% (previous tariff) should not be allowed by the Commission.


8.      SECURITY DEPOSIT
        Bank guarantee against security deposit should not be allowed to the
consumers as it will be very difficult to monitor the expiry date of the Bank
Guarantee and its renewal. Earlier, there is no interest provision on the security
deposit. Subsequently, Hon‟ble Commission has allowed interest bearing @ 6% p.a.
towards Security Deposit to the respective consumers. Increase in interest rate will
impose extra financial burden to WESCO. Hence, it is requested before the Hon‟ble
Commission for not considering the proposal of the objector.
        Regarding installation of pre-paid meter, WESCO is trying to put pre-paid
meter in 3-ph & Govt. consumers in the 1st phase. Since the cost involvement is very
high, pre-paid meters can be replaced in phases for different category of consumers.
        Security deposit amount from a consumer is collected to cover at least two
months energy bill, which will be adjusted in case of default of non-payment of the
bill by the consumer. Hence there is no relation between Security Deposit and Share
Capital. Thus, the ratio calculated for comparison is not relevant in this context.
Apart from this on privatization, the amount of security deposit was around Rs.48
crores, which was on paper only. No physical cash has been transferred. Presently
the licensee is paying @ 6% p.a. interest on the security deposit amount as per the
Electricity Act 2003. As already explained security deposit amount is only caution
money against some future default by the consumer. The interest on security deposit
at higher rate than the prescribed limit of @ 6% p.a. asked by the objector is not
within the purview of WESCO. Moreover interest payable will be based on the RBI
bank rate and also to be decided by the Hon‟ble Commission.


9.      PROMPT PAYMENT REBATE
        The present rebate of 1% of the monthly bill if “full payment made within 72
hrs of presentation of bills” is an adequate incentive.
        However, the licensee pays the bill for the energy purchase for all its
consumers as a whole to GRIDCO / OPTCL within 48 hours through an LC mechanism
and the bills are submitted to the licensee by GRIDCO / OPTCL with a copy to the
bank.

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10.    PERIOD OF AGREEMENT TO BE REDUCED TO 1 YEAR

       While making projection on load forecasting and estimate for investment
plans, it is considered that an existing load continues for at least five years. If the
period of agreement is reduced, there will be frequent change of load pattern of
industrial consumers. As a result of the same, a situation of chaos will arise. Also
infrastructure created may be left underutilized. Keeping all these points in view, the
proposal should not be considered.


11.    The profit as shown in the books of account of WESCO for the FY 2008-09 has
already     been      audited   and   made   available   in   the   company    website
www.wescoorissa.com In this connection, it is pertinent to mention herethat in the
Profit & loss a/c, an amount of Rs. 147 crore has been shown as income to be
recovered from future tariff. This amount relates to terminal dues of employees
approved by the Hon‟ble Commission during 2008-09 tariff order. This quantum of
dues was supposed to be funded to the trust fund a/c as on 31 Mar. 08. However,
Hon‟ble Commission has allowed the same in a span of seven years. Without
consider this notional income, the actual loss of the company for the FY 2008-09 is
Rs. 134 crores. Hence, the contention of the objector that WESCO is making huge
profit is not true.


12.    WESCO has proposed for hike in demand charges in case of consumers
having CD is 70 KVA and above but below 110 KVA. The wide difference in demand
charges between HT and high valued MI consumers is tempting to the MI consumers
for pilferage of electricity and suppressing the demand even if there connected load
is more than 110 KVA.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited


Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)




Copy to :                       Nrusingha Ch. Panda
                                General Manager,
                                M/s Grihasti Udyog
                                Chhend Basti, Rourkela-769 015.

Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com

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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                                Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :           Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                             Limited (WESCO Ltd.)

                             And

In the matter of :           Shri Balmukund Kadamwala
                             Executive Director
                             M/s. Lingaraj Feeds Limited
                             Kachery Road, Rourkela-769 012.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
2011.


1.     COMPARISION OF RETAIL SUPPLY TARIFF OF ORISSA WITH OTHER
       STATES :
       The tariff rates are determined by OERC keeping in view of recovery of
energy charges from consumers against the revenue requirement of the Distribution
Licensee. In Orissa, there is no subsidy given to the DISCOM‟s from Govt. of Orissa
which is not so in other states. The cost of power purchased by GRIDCO for Discoms
from different sources is different. Higher power purchase cost is normally attributed
to higher consumption of industries. Again the availability of power and the quantum
of power purchase differs from state to state depending on their provincial
conditions. It has been observed that the retail supply tariff of Orissa State is
cheaper in comparision to most of the other States in the country.
       Also, in continuation to the above, the RST in Orissa state is cheaper than
most of the other States in the country, it is favourable for industrialisation in the
State. Hence, the point raised by the objector regarding cripple of industrialization
process is not acceptable.


2.     POWER PROCUREMENT FROM HYDRO & THERMAL
       WESCO is purchasing power in bulk from GRIDCO who in turn purchase power
from different generators which may be Hydro, Thermal or any other available
sources. Tariff rate for Bulk supply tariff (BST) as well as retail supply tariff (RST) is
determined by OERC taking into consideration of all aspects i.e. purchase of power
from different available sources & sale of power to different categories of consumers.
In this context, the licensee has no role to determine the RST rate rater the
DISCOM‟s are only following the tariff prescribed by Hon‟ble Commission by
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considering the whole state of Orissa as one unit. Hence, the proposal of the objector
regarding availability of power at cheaper rate under the jurisdiction of WESCO
should be extended to the consumers of WESCO is not applicable.


3.     MONOPOLY OF WESCO IN FIXATION OF RETAIL SUPPLY TARIFF :

       The question of monopoly in fixation of RST in the part of WESCO doesnot
arise because M/s GRIDCO is purchasing power from different generating stations
and sell it to distribution licensees (DISCOMs) through M/s OPTCL network, the
transmission licensee for the state of Orissa. M/s WESCO is purchasing power from
M/s. GRIDCO in bulk quantity and selling under its jurisdiction to different category
of consumers. The RST tariff is determined by the Hon‟ble Commission. For the last
nine years, there has been no rise in RST although there has been substantial hike in
BST rate and expenditure on salary & wages, O & M exp., repair on transformer has
gone up abnormally. Financially if it is calculated in the last 9 years, BST rate has
gone up from 99.20 paise per unit (FY 2000-01) to Rs. 197.67 paise per unit (FY
2007-08), there is no increase in RST tariff (taking into account of the devaluation of
money) till the FY 2009-10.


4.     DISTRIBUTION LOSS :
       To reduce the distribution loss, WESCO has made several improvements in
the existing system network. Some of those are,
       a. One 33/11 KV transformers have commissioned during the FY 09-10
       b. 34 no. of 33/0.4 KV & 11/0.4 KV              distribution transformers have
            commissioned during FY 09-10 at different locations under WESCO
       c. 0.3 km new 33 KV lines are constructed
       d. 75.17 km new 11 KV lines are constructed
       e. 1.86 km new LT lines are constructed at different places
       f.   Conductor size have been uprated from 34 to 55 mm2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55
            to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and 100 to 232 mm2 whereever required
       g. 15629 no. of electronic energy meters have been replaced against old
            defective meters to ascertain the actual consumption
       h. Rampart vigilance checking has been made in theft-porn area,
       i.   Audit Metering has been made for industrial consumers,
       j.   metering cubicle has been made for high-valued industrial consumers,
       k. Lots of system improvement Work has done during this financial year,
       l.   regularisation of unauthorized consumers through consumer camps,
       m. consumer awareness camps are conducted through NGOs to educate the
            consumers about safe-use of electricity.


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       n. Spot billing extended to urban areas as well as rural areas and covered
            2,76,551 no. of consumers as on date, introduction of input base
            franchisee, installation of parallel meters and etc.
       o. Introduction of AMR installation at high-valued consumers.


       But the massive rural electrification under RGGVY & BGJY has added
additional loss to the system and put the distribution loss at higher side. In those
cases, necessary steps are being taken and expected that the distribution loss will be
within the limit during the ensuing year.
       The above-mentioned activities as well as system improvement work will be
continued during this ensuing year and it is expected that the distribution loss will be
within the proposed limit.
Further, administrative support from Govt. of Orissa is inevitable towards cut of
theft. At present the energy police stations are not functioning properly, only it is in
paper only.
5.     SPECIAL TARIFF FOR AGRICULTURAL SECTOR :
       Hon‟ble Commission vide Regulation-80 (5) (1) of the OERC Distribution
(Conditions of Supply) Code, 2004 has defined (Agro Industrial Consumer”, a
separate category of consumers where Pisciculture, Horticulture, Floriculture,
Sericulture & other allied agricultural activities including animal husbandry, poultry &
cold storage (i.e. temperature controlled storage where flowers, fruits, vegetable,
meat, fish and food etc can be kept fresh or frozen until it is needed).
       As per Orissa Gazette nitification of Hon‟ble Commission on dated 19 Oct.
2009, the above-said Reg.-80 (5) has been amended as below,


80 (5) (i) :   IRRIGATION, PUMPING AND AGRICULTURE :
       This category relates to supply of power for pumping of water inlift irrigation,
flow irrigation and for lifting of water from wells/bore-wells, dug-wells, nallahs,
streams, rivulets, rivers, exclusively for agricultural purposes.


80 (5) (ii) : ALLIED AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES :
       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture   /   Prawn   culture),   Horticulture,   Floriculture,   Sericulture,   Animal
Husbandary and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold
storages, cattle/ poultry/fish feed units and food/agri products processing units are
excluded.


80 (5) (iii) : ALLIED AGRO-INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES :



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         This category relates to supply of power to “Cold Storages (i.e. a temperature
controlled storage where flowers, fruits, vegetables, meat and fish can be kept fresh
or frozen until it is needed) and includes chilling plant for milk and only the cold
storages attached to processing units for meat, fish, prawns, flowers, fruits and
vegetables.
         The licensee has already implemented the order and monthly energy bill is
prepared accordingly. However, as represented by the consumer to include cattle
feed, poultry feed manufacturer to treat under agriculture sector is not meeting the
basic criteria of Reg-80 of OERC Dist. (CoS) Code-2004. Therefore, the submission of
the objector is not correct.


6.       LOAD FACTOR INCENTIVE :
         The Hon‟ble Commission has already allowed load factor incentive beyond
50% to encourage the consumers for more consumption at lesser price. The amount
lost due to such incentive is being passed on to the Consumers while fixing the tariff.
If any further incentive to be allowed, it will put adverse impact to other categories
of consumers. Hence, it is requested before the Hon‟ble Commission not to consider
the proposal of the objector.


7.       LOAD FACTOR BASED ON “POWER ON HOUR” :
         Load factor of an industry is calculated as per the guidelines of OERC
Distribution (Conditions Of Supply) Code 2004 and different tariff orders as
prescribed by Hon‟ble Commission from year to year.
         Power supply interruption may be due to many reasons, some of which are
beyond the control of the licensee. It will be unjustified to allow load factor incentive
to consumers only for power on hours because the licensee will have to provide
incentive even though power failure is attributed by the consumer or might be
beyond its control & it will be impractical to segregate power interruptions caused
due to various reasons. Apart from this, as per Hon‟ble Commission order dated 14
Jan. 2010 in Case no. 01/2010, the licensee has no control over power supply for 24
hours.


8.       POWER FACTOR INCENTIVE :
         To maintain good power factor of the system, an industrial consumer should
have almost unity power factor and in no case it should be below 90%. In order to
achieve unity power factor, the commission has provided incentive for improvement
of power factor above 97% upto 100%. Further relaxation in the power factor for
incentive will not only discourage the consumers for reaching higher power factor but
also will affect demand and energy consumption.

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        Since availing power at very high power factor in giving an incentive to the
consumer in terms of less demand for the same effective energy and also incentive
as high load factor, the power factor incentive should be 97% in stead of objectors
proposal for 95%. Accordingly, power factor incentive above 95% as proposed by the
objector instead of 97% should not be allowed by the Commission.


9.      SECURITY DEPOSIT
        Bank guarantee against security deposit should not be allowed to the
consumers as it will be very difficult to monitor the expiry date of the Bank
Guarantee and its renewal. Earlier, there is no interest provision on the security
deposit. Subsequently, Hon‟ble Commission has allowed interest bearing @ 6% p.a.
towards Security Deposit to the respective consumers. Increase in interest rate will
impose extra financial burden to WESCO. Hence, it is requested before the Hon‟ble
Commission for not considering the proposal of the objector.
        Regarding installation of pre-paid meter, WESCO is trying to put pre-paid
meter in 3-ph & Govt. consumers in the 1st phase. Since the cost involvement is very
high, pre-paid meters can be replaced in phases for different category of consumers.
        Security deposit amount from a consumer is collected to cover at least two
months energy bill, which will be adjusted in case of default of non-payment of the
bill by the consumer. Hence there is no relation between Security Deposit and Share
Capital. Thus, the ratio calculated for comparison is not relevant in this context.
Apart from this on privatization, the amount of security deposit was around Rs.48
crores, which was on paper only. No physical cash has been transferred. Presently
the licensee is paying @ 6% p.a. interest on the security deposit amount as per the
Electricity Act 2003. As already explained security deposit amount is only caution
money against some future default by the consumer. The interest on security deposit
at higher rate than the prescribed limit of @ 6% p.a. asked by the objector is not
within the purview of WESCO. Moreover interest payable will be based on the RBI
bank rate and also to be decided by the Hon‟ble Commission.


10.     PROMPT PAYMENT REBATE
        The present rebate of 1% of the monthly bill if “full payment made within 72
hrs of presentation of bills” is an adequate incentive.
        However, the licensee pays the bill for the energy purchase for all its
consumers as a whole to GRIDCO / OPTCL within 48 hours through an LC mechanism
and the bills are submitted to the licensee by GRIDCO / OPTCL with a copy to the
bank.


11.     PERIOD OF AGREEMENT TO BE REDUCED TO 1 YEAR

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       While making projection on load forecasting and estimate for investment
plans, it is considered that an existing load continues for at least five years. If the
period of agreement is reduced, there will be frequent change of load pattern of
industrial consumers. As a result of the same, a situation of chaos will arise. Also
infrastructure created may be left underutilized. Keeping all these points in view, the
proposal should not be considered.


12.    The profit as shown in the books of account of WESCO for the FY 2008-09 has
already     been      audited   and   made   available   in   the   company    website
www.wescoorissa.com In this connection, it is pertinent to mention herethat in the
Profit & loss a/c, an amount of Rs. 147 crore has been shown as income to be
recovered from future tariff. This amount relates to terminal dues of employees
approved by the Hon‟ble Commission during 2008-09 tariff order. This quantum of
dues was supposed to be funded to the trust fund a/c as on 31 Mar. 08. However,
Hon‟ble Commission has allowed the same in a span of seven years. Without
consider this notional income, the actual loss of the company for the FY 2008-09 is
Rs. 134 crores. Hence, the contention of the objector that WESCO is making huge
profit is not true.


13.    WESCO has proposed for hike in demand charges in case of consumers
having CD is 70 KVA and above but below 110 KVA. The wide difference in demand
charges between HT and high valued MI consumers is tempting to the MI consumers
for pilferage of electricity and suppressing the demand even if there connected load
is more than 110 KVA.


14.    Hon‟ble Commission has taken care and accordingly amended Reg-80 (5) (i)
of OERC Dist. (Conditions of Supply) Code 2004. Further relaxation or rebate will
adverse effect to other categories of consumers.



                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                         (Commercial)

Copy to :                       Shri Balmukund Kadamwala
                                Executive Director
                                M/s. Lingaraj Feeds Limited
                                Kachery Road, Rourkela-769 012.

Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com

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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
   BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAVAN, UNIT VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                              Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of:            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                             Limited (WESCO)

                             And

In the matter of:            Shri Gobardhan Pujari,
                             General Secretary
                             Sundergarh District Employer‟s Association
                             AL-1, Basanti Nagar, Rourkela-12.

Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11


1.    AVAILABILITY OF DATA :-

             As regards to availability of soft copy, it is needles to mention here
      that the entire ARR filing of the licensee is available with the commission‟s
      website “orierc.org” and licensee‟s website wesco@wescoorisa.com. This has
      already published in the news paper also. Hence the objection of the
      petitioner is not correct.
             Current year‟s information is based on actual for 1st six month and for
      the 2nd six-month estimate has been done based on actual of previous
      periods. All the un audited half yearly data are available in the ARR filing, the
      same are being made avialble to Hon‟ble OERC for performance review
      meeting. Hon‟ble Commission is up loading the information in their website
      for information of the consumer.


2.    IMPLEMENTATION OF KANUNGO COMMITTEE REPORT:-
              Regarding implementation of the above, the responsibility is of all the
      stake holders including Govt and Licensee. Moreover, the licensee had made
      a substantial improvement in the field of reduction of T&D losses from a
      figure of more than 50% before privatization to a figure of approximately
      36% at present. In case of collection efficiency, we have already reached a
      figure of 95% as compared to the figure of approximately 70% before
      privatization.




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3.   Transparency in filling of ARR:-

                  With regards to non availability of spread sheet and floppy to the
     objector is not acceptable. It is widely circulated that the filling of ARR of the
     licnesee is available with licnesee‟s web site www.wescoorissa.com as well as
     Commissions website www.orierc.org . Hence question does not arises
     regarding availability of soft copy. However, on request the same could have
     been given from our central office or corporate office burla.


4.   EMPLOYEE STRENGTH:-

                    With regards to appointment of employees the licensee has
     recruited Executives both in the field of Technical and Non-Technical
     categories. In addition non-executives at base level have also been inducted.
     With this consumer related services increased substantially. Hence during the
     ensuing year the total employee strenth icreased to 5453 apart from
     contractual labour, even though there are 256      nos of employees are retiring
     during the ensuing year 2010-11.The proposal for induction of no of
     employees during 2010-11 is 763 nos. Hence the presumption by the objector
     for non-induction of skilled employees in place of retired employees is not
     correct.



5.   Infusion of equity capital & DPS on BST Bill
                  It is true that the share capital of the company is Rs.48.65 crores.
     The Security deposit figure as per audited balance sheet as on March-09 is
     Rs.301.72 crores out of which opening balance as on 1-4-1999 was Rs.48
     crores. The opening balance also not transferred by Gridco to WESCO, only
     book figure was transfer no real cash was remitted. This is as per ARR filing
     F-37. The petitioner is wrongly interpreting the figure as Rs.789.76 crore. As
     far as working capital is concerned wesco is paying its BSP bill through LC
     mechanism. Hence question of DPS of does not arises.


                    However in case of default it is 15% p.a. not 24% p.a as given
     by the objector. It may be mentioned here that DPS on BST bill not allowed
     by the Hon‟ble commission in the RST, till date since privatisation. However if
     the same will be allowed it will be a cost to the licensee and at the same time
     income for GRIDCO. Hence net impact will be zero, as far as RST is
     concerned.




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6.    T&D Loss and financial implication
                  The system loss reduction from a figure of more than 50% to a
      level of 36% at present is quite satisfactory, basically without any support
      from Govt., without any subsidy etc. The financial loss as calculated by the
      objector is arbitrary and has no base.


7.    Cost of Supply Calculation
      In the OERC format F-9 cost of supply in different system voltage end is being
      calculated. The entire proposed power purchase is being passed through 1 st in
      EHT, then to HT and finally in LT system. Hence for calculation of cost of
      supply at different voltage end the format is a appropriate format designed by
      OERC.


8.    Age analysis of Debtor.
      The age wise analysis of all the debtors is provided in the OERC financial
      format F-25. The amount of debtor, which are more than 24 months as
      depicted in the format has already provided as bad and doubtful in the books
      of accounts of the company. The real good debtors are provided in the format
      F-17. The good debtor as on 31-3-2007 is Rs.114 crores.


9.    Revision of Annual Revnue requirement/ Reduction of Tariff
      The profit as shown in the books of account of WESCO for the FY 2008-09 has
      already   been   audited   and   made    available   in   the   company   website
      www.wescoorissa.com In this connection, it is pertinent to mention herethat
      in the Profit & loss a/c, an amount of Rs. 147 crore has been shown as
      income to be recovered from future tariff. This amount relates to terminal
      dues of employees approved by the Hon‟ble Commission during 2008-09 tariff
      order. This quantum of dues was supposed to be funded to the trust fund a/c
      as on 31 Mar. 08. However, Hon‟ble Commission has allowed the same in a
      span of seven years. Without consider this notional income, the actual loss of
      the company for the FY 2008-09 is Rs. 134 crores. Hence, the contention of
      the objector that WESCO is making huge profit is not true.
10.   Analysis of Balance Sheet
      The contention of the objector that WESCO is charging DPS @ 24 % p.a. by
      not paying to GRIDCO and the figure is Rs.92 crores. In the ARR application
      DPS on BST bill is not calculated. The profit as calculated by the objector for
      the FY 2006-07 and 2007-08 is not at all correct. The objector has mentioned
      the figures as profit out of curosity, which is not correct. The saving in terms


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      of sales price on account of T&D loss is Rs.250 crores as suggested by the
      objector is unrealistic.


11.   Consumer’s Security Deposit and Interest Thereof
      Security deposit amount from a consumer is collected to cover at least two
      months energy bill, which will be adjusted in case of default of non-payment
      of the bill by the consumer. Hence there is no relation between Security
      Deposit and Share Capital. Thus, the ratio calculated for comparison is not
      relevant in this context. Apart from this on privatization, the amount of
      security deposit was around Rs.48 crores, which was on paper only. No
      physical cash has been transferred. During initial period of privatization all the
      DISCOMs were running with cash crunch situation,
            Hence the security deposit received during that period was utilized
      towards normal repair & maintenance of the distribution system. Presently
      the licensee is paying @ 6% p.a. interest on the security deposit amount as
      per the Electricity Act 2003. As already explained security deposit amount is
      only caution money against some future default by the consumer. The
      interest on security deposit at higher rate than the prescribed limit of @ 6%
      p.a. asked by the objector is not within the purview of WESCO. Moreover
      interest payable will be based on the current market situation to be decided
      by the Hon‟ble Commission.


12.   Infusion of Capital
                     The licensee‟s equity pattern is 51% share with Reliance Energy
      and 49% with Gridco. Hence any additional infusion of fund in the shape of
      Equity Share Capital is the joint responsibility of all the stakeholder including
      Govt. of Orissa. As regards to arrangement of working capital, as all the
      revenue are going to ESCROW account and no free revenue is left over, no
      banker is coming forward to provide working capital to WESCO.


13.   Payment of Incentive
      The present rebate of 1% of the monthly bill if “full payment made within 72
      hrs of presentation of bills” is an adequate incentive.


      However, the licensee pays the BST bill to GRIDCO within 48 hours with an LC
      mechanism and the bills are submitted to the licensee by GRIDCO with a copy
      to the bank.




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      In addition to this objector‟s suggestion for sending the money receipt along
      with the energy bill is not at all correct.


14.   Load factor incentive/ over drawal Penalty
                     The Hon‟ble Commission has already allowed load factor
      incentive beyond 50%. The amount lost due to the above is being passed on
      to the Consumers while fixing the tariff. As such any further incentive on load
      factor will have an adverse affect on the Consumers. Hon‟ble Commission is
      requested not to accept the proposal.


                     The existing provisions regarding overdrawal          penalty for
      maximum demand is required to be maintained to guard against the
      understatement of contract demand by consumers. Overdrawal attracts
      additional burden for system stability and reliability thereby affecting all other
      consumers apart from distorting power procurement planning.                  Thus
      overdrawal charge is essential to discourage consumers from overdrawal
      especially when the ABT system is in vogue. Exemption has already been
      given by OERC for consideration of overdrawal up to the extent of 120%
      during off peak hours.


15.   Demand Charges
                  Calculation of demand charges is as per the guidelines and order
      of the Hon‟ble Commission. WESCO‟s demand charge on BST is included in
      energy, the proposal of demand charge @ of Rs.150/- per kVA in case of EHT
      & HT consumers by the objector is not acceptable.


16.   Voltage/ Frequency Fluctuation
                 WESCO is procuring power through OPTCL network which is
      synchronized with the grid of other states. The frequency is maintained by the
      transmitter & generator and controlled by ERLDC & SLDC. WESCO has no role
      in maintaining the frequency.


17.   Metering

                 Every   endeavor     to   ensure   100%   metering   of   single-phase
      consumers is constantly made.


18.   Bad Debts
      Provision for bad and doubtful debt is considered as per AT & C concept,
hence the difference between billing made and the amount of collection is shown as

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provision for Bad debt. In addition to this it has already proved from the revenue
audit report submitted by auditor that the % of recoverability is around 30% of the
outstanding amount.
Hon‟ble Commission had declared & directed to all DISCOM‟s to carry out the
receivable audit of the outstanding amount as on 31 Mar 2005 through outside
agencies. Accordingly, they have recommended 19 Chartered Accountant firms to
conduct the same. All the Chartered Accountant firms have already submitted their
report to the Hon‟ble Commission with a copy to the licensee. As per their report, the
non-receivable amount as on 31.03.2005 is to the tune of Rs. 453 crore. However,
Hon‟ble Commission has approved only Rs. 89 Crore from 01.04.1999 to 31.03.2005
in the ARR. The difference of Rs. 365 crore is yet to be factored in the truing up
exercise.
19.    Power Factor Incentive
                To maintain good power factor of the system, an industrial consumer
should have almost unity power factor and in no case it should be below 90%. In
order to achieve unity power factor, the commission has provided incentive for
improvement of power factor above 97% up to 100%. Further relaxation in the
power factor for incentive will not only discourage the consumers for reaching higher
power factor but also will affect demand and energy consumption.
       Since availing power at very high power factor in giving an incentive to the
consumer in terms of less demand for the same effective energy and also incentive
as high load factor, the power factor incentive should be 97% in stead of objector‟s
proposal for 90%. Accordingly, power factor incentive above 90% as proposed by the
objector instead of 97% should not be allowed by the Commission.


20.    Method of Acceptance of Security Deposit
            For monthly billing, the consumer is required to deposit security deposit
equal to their two month bills. This is required as the consumer can use electricity
for two months without paying i.e. before the line is disconnected due to non
payment .


            Bank guarantee against security deposit should not be allowed to the
consumers as it will be very difficult to monitor the expiry of the Bank Guarantee
and its renewal . Further the Hon‟ble Commission has already been pleased to give
interest on Security Deposit.


              Subsequently every year the amount of security deposit is revised as
per the consumption and excess/less amount beyond 10% is refunded / claimed.



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Interest on Security Deposit is also paid to the consumer as per the instruction
issued by the Commission.


21.     Period of Agreement
                 While making projection on load forecasting and estimate for
investment plans, it is considered that an existing load continues for at least five
years. If the period of agreement is reduced, there will be frequent termination and
execution of agreements. As a result of the same, a situation of chaos will arise. Also
it may so happen that resources created may be left underutilized. Keeping all these
points in view, the proposal be rejected.



                                    For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                    Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Burla                                       Dy General Manager
27.01.2010                                  (Commercial)


C.C :        Shri Gobardhan Pujari,
             General Secretary
             Sundergarh District Employer‟s Association
             AL-1, Basanti Nagar, Rourkela-12.

  Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
   BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAVAN, UNIT VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                               Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of:            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                             Limited (WESCO)

                             And

In the matter of:            Pravakar Dora (Advocate)
                             3Rd , lane Vidya Nagar(Co-Operative Colony)
                             PO/Dist: Rayagada-765001.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11

1.     ENERGY AUDIT :

        The licensee is continuing with the energy audit exercise in its licensed area
of supply through internal team and local agencies. WESCO is deploying the recently
recruited ITIs in this exercise but is planning to up scale operations by deploying
specialised agencies on this. WESCO in carrying out Energy Audit as a Team effort in
all the circles through energy audit cell under administrative control of MRT & HTM
circle. Currently energy audit is being carried out on a monthly basis on all the 33 KV
feeders as well as 11 kv feeders by comparing with sales figures of respective
consumers. The licensee has evaluated the energy audit process and is in the
process of integrating it with electrical addresses and billing database in order to
pinpoint losses down to the distribution transformer level and consumers connected
to it through consumer indexing exercise. The licensee proposes to intensify the
enterprise wide audit exercise and requests the Hon‟ble Commission to approve
proposed costs incurred in this activity.

2.      Applicability of power supply of supply code 2004:
        The objection as made by the objector vide para 1(a) to (i) are not acceptable
as the licnesee is following all the conditions as per Chapter III, V, VI,VII,X , XI and
XIII of OERC Supply & Distribution Code 2004.

3.    Standard of Performance
Schedule-II (over all standard of performance) & section 7 of rule (3) of IE Rule-
1956 are being observed by the licensee in all respect.

4.     CONSUMER EDUCATION/ RIGHT TO INFORMATION:
       As compared to the consumer awareness programme during 1999-00, the
present awareness programme has already improved to a many fold. Hon‟ble
Commission is regularly publishing the right of the consumer in the Oriya and English
dailies. The licensee also puts banner in all the sectional offices where right of the
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consumer is depicted. We have also published a booklet called “GRAHAK SATHI”
where all rules, consumers right, contact nos of field engineers are provided. The
booklet has also distributed to all the sectional heads for onward distribution to the
valued customers. All the information about the company along with monthly billing,
collection data are also uploaded in the companies website for perusal of the
consumer. Hence lack of consumer awareness and Right to information as objected
by the objector is not true.


       As regards to applicability of RTI Act, Hon‟ble High Court of Orissa had given
verdict that Distribution Companies shall be covered under RTI Act. However,
Hon‟ble Supreme court has stayed the order of High court on 15-1-2010 vide case
no.8654/2006.
5. Historical informations:


       The informations as desired by the objector are being regularly made
available befoe Hon‟ble Commission for performance review purposes and the same
are being up loaded in the officiall website of the licnesee and Hon‟ble Commission
for perusal of the consumers.


6. Implimenion and application of Sec-43, 46 & 47 of E Act 2003.


         The licensee is observing all the applicable Rules of E Act 2003 as specified
by Hon‟ble Commission from time to time.


7.         Draft for Approval of modification of Section 126 & 135 of E Act and
calculation for assesement of loss energy. The sugessetion as given by the objector
may please be perused by the Hon‟ble Commission accordingly.


8.       The tariff proposal of KVAH billing instead of KWH biiling is also the proposal
of the licensee. The same may please be considered by Hon‟ble Commission.
9.       The assumptions regarding sales forecast as given by the objector is not
acceptable in absence of any facts, figures and supporting documents
10.       The actual expenditure incurred towards A&G and Repair & Maintainence
expenditure upto FY 2008-09 has already been audited, based on which Annual
Accounts of the company is prepared .The Audited Accounts has already been
submitted to the Hon‟ble Commision.




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11.Bad Debt.
       Provision for bad and doubtful debt is considered as per AT & C concept,
hence the difference between billing made and the amount of collection is shown as
provision for Bad debt. In addition to this it has already proved from the revenue
audit report submitted by auditor that the % of recoverability is around 30% of the
outstanding amount.


       Hon‟ble Commission had declared & directed to all DISCOM‟s to carry out the
receivable audit of the outstanding amount as on 31 Mar 2005 through outside
agencies. Accordingly, they have recommended 19 Chartered Accountant firms to
conduct the same. All the Chartered Accountant firms have already submitted their
report to the Hon‟ble Commission with a copy to the licensee. As per their report, the
non-receivable amount as on 31.03.2005 is to the tune of Rs. 453 crore. However,
Hon‟ble Commission has approved only Rs. 89 Crore from 01.04.1999 to 31.03.2005
in the ARR. The difference of Rs. 365 crore is yet to be factored in the truing up
exercise.


12.    MMFC :


       Enhancement of MMFC is strongly objected by the objector as the licensee
has not put demand meters to its consumers. As far as WESCO is concerned we have
already installed static meters in all the three phase consumers where facility of
recoding maximum demand is available. Now in case of single phase consumers we
are installing the static meters also. Hence the contention of the objector is not
correct.


13.    LACK OF IMPROVEMENT IN QUALITY OF POWER SUPPLY BY WESCO :


       For providing better quality of power supply, WESCO has taken up a lot of for
O & M works & S.I. works. During last FY 2009-10, WESCO has made uprating of
conductors from 34 to 55 mm2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55 to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and
100 to 232 mm2 whereever required, putting new transformers and up-gradation of
power transformers and distribution transformers (wherever necessary), installation
of breakers which will help in providing quality supply. Also WESCO has employed
more no. of Engineers, ITI s etc at field to maintain steady power supply.

       Further, prior to his no escrow relaxation were made by GRIDCO for doing
R&M expenses however, with interference of Hon‟ble Commission GRIDCO is giving
escrow relaxation by which maintance work will improve and impact on supply of
power will go up.
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14 TRANSFORMER LOSS:


      The objector‟s suggestion regarding calculation of Transformor loss can only
be implemented by the Distributon licensee only when Hon‟ble Commission will
implement the same through regulation change.




                                 For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                   Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                  Dy General Manager
27.01.2010                              (Commercial)




C.C
Pravakar Dora (Advocate)
3Rd , lane Vidya Nagar(Co-Operative Colony)
PO/Dist: Rayagada-765001.




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
   BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                               Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :           Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                             Limited (WESCO)

                             And

In the matter of :           Shri Ramesh Chandra Satpathy
                             Sr. Manager (Co-ordination)
                             M/s. Rexon Strips Limited
                             Kamala Complex, Power House Road,
                             Rourkela-769 001.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
2011.


1.     SECURITY DEPOSIT :
       Security deposit amount from a consumer is collected to cover at least two
months energy bill, which will be adjusted in case of default of non-payment of the
bill by the consumer. Earlier, there was no interest provision on the security deposit.
Subsequently, Hon‟ble Commission has allowed interest bearing @ 6% p.a. towards
Security Deposit to the respective consumers. Increase in interest rate will impose
extra financial burden to WESCO. Hence, it is requested before the Hon‟ble
Commission for not considering the proposal of the objector.


2.     DELAYED PAYMENT SURCHARGE ON SECURITY DEPOSIT:
       Security deposit amount from a consumer is collected to cover at least two
months energy bill, which will be adjusted in case of default on non-payment of the
bill by the consumer. The review of security deposit will be made generally once in a
year based on the average consumption for the period representing twelve months
from April to March of the previous year. Accordingly, every year the amount of
security deposit is reviewed as per the consumption and excess/less amount beyond
10% is refunded / claimed. If the consumer fails to deposit the demanded amount
within one month surcharge int. @ 15% p.a. will be charged for the delayed period.
The contention of the objector that surcharge int. @ 32% is charging by WESCO is
not correct.



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3.    BANK GUARANTEE AGAINST SECURITY DEPOSIT :
      Bank guarantee against security deposit should not be allowed to the
consumers as it will be very difficult to monitor the expiry date of the Bank
Guarantee and its renewal. Earlier, there is no interest provision on the security
deposit. Subsequently, Hon‟ble Commission has allowed interest bearing @ 6% p.a.
towards Security Deposit to the respective consumers.
      All the state and Central Govt. organizations are paying security deposits as
per the guidelines of OERC. Accordingly, M/s. Rexon Strips Limited should not be
exempted from payment of security deposit.


4.    HIGHER INTEREST RATE ON SECURITY DEPOSIT :
      Presently the licensee is paying @ 6% p.a. interest on the security deposit
amount as allowed by Hon‟ble Commission. As already explained security deposit
amount is only caution money against some future default by the consumer. The
interest on security deposit at higher rate than the prescribed limit of @ 6% p.a.
asked by the objector is not within the purview of WESCO. Moreover interest payable
will be based on the RBI bank rate and also to be decided by the Hon‟ble
Commission.




                                  For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                    Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                      (Commercial)



Copy to :
                           Shri Ramesh Chandra Satpathy
                           Sr. Manager (Co-ordination)
                           M/s. Rexon Strips Limited
                           Kamala Complex, Power House Road,
                           Rourkela-769 001.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com


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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
   BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Basudeb Bhoi
                               At: Chaparama, PO : Banharpali
                               PS: Banahar, Dist:- Jharsuguda.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
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and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,
cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.




                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Basudeb Bhoi
                               At: Chaparama, PO : Banharpali
                               PS: Banahar, Dist:- Jharsuguda.

.




Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                                    Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                              Limited (WESCO Ltd.)

                              And

In the matter of :            Dr. Manas Das
                              President
                              Orissa Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association
                              P/11, Green Park, Jag Mohan Nagar
                              Bhubaneswar-3.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
2011.


1.     SPECIAL TARIFF FOR AGRO-INDUSTRIAL CATEGORY :
       Hon‟ble Commission vide Regulation-80 (5) (1) of the OERC Distribution
(Conditions of Supply) Code, 2004 has defined (Agro Industrial Consumer”, a
separate category of consumers where Pisciculture, Horticulture, Floriculture,
Sericulture & other allied agricultural activities including animal husbandry, poultry &
cold storage (i.e. temperature controlled storage where flowers, fruits, vegetable,
meat, fish and food etc can be kept fresh or frozen until it is needed).


       As per Orissa Gazette nitification of Hon‟ble Commission on dated 19 Oct.
2009, the above-said Reg.-80 (5) has been amended as below,


80 (5) (i) :   IRRIGATION, PUMPING AND AGRICULTURE :


       This category relates to supply of power for pumping of water inlift irrigation,
flow irrigation and for lifting of water from wells/bore-wells, dug-wells, nallahs,
streams, rivulets, rivers, exclusively for agricultural purposes.


80 (5) (ii) : ALLIED AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES :


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture   /   Prawn   culture),   Horticulture,   Floriculture,   Sericulture,   Animal
Husbandary and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold


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storages, cattle/ poultry/fish feed units and food/agri products processing units are
excluded.




80 (5) (iii) : ALLIED AGRO-INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES :


       This category relates to supply of power to “Cold Storages (i.e. a temperature
controlled storage where flowers, fruits, vegetables, meat and fish can be kept fresh
or frozen until it is needed) and includes chilling plant for milk and only the cold
storages attached to processing units for meat, fish, prawns, flowers, fruits and
vegetables.


        The licensee has already implemented the order and monthly energy bill is
prepared accordingly. However, as represented by the consumer to include cattle
feed, poultry feed manufacturer to treat under agriculture sector is not meeting the
basic criteria of Reg-80 of OERC Dist. (CoS) Code-2004. Therefore, the submission of
the objector is not correct.


2.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :

       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


3.     QUALITY OF POWER SUPPLY :
       For providing better quality of power supply, WESCO has taken up a lot of for
O & M works & S.I. works. During last FY 2009-10, WESCO has made uprating of
conductors from 34 to 55 mm2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55 to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and
100 to 232 mm2 whereever required, putting new transformers and up-gradation of
power transformers and distribution transformers (wherever necessary), installation
of breakers which will help in providing quality supply. Also WESCO has employed
more no. of Engineers, ITI s etc at field to maintain steady power supply.


       Further, prior to his no escrow relaxation were made by GRIDCO for doing
R&M expenses however, with interference of Hon‟ble Commission GRIDCO is giving
escrow relaxation by which maintance work will improve and impact on supply of
power will go up.
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4.     DISTRIBUTION LOSS :
       To reduce the distribution loss, WESCO has made several improvements in
the existing system network. Some of those are,
       a. One 33/11 KV transformers have commissioned during the FY 09-10
       b. 34 no. of 33/0.4 KV & 11/0.4 KV               distribution transformers have
            commissioned during FY 09-10 at different locations under WESCO
       c. 0.3 km new 33 KV lines are constructed
       d. 75.17 km new 11 KV lines are constructed
       e. 1.86 km new LT lines are constructed at different places
       f.   Conductor size have been uprated from 34 to 55 mm 2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55
            to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and 100 to 232 mm2 whereever required
       g. 15629 no. of electronic energy meters have been replaced against old
            defective meters to ascertain the actual consumption
       h. Rampart vigilance checking has been made in theft-porn area,
       i.   Audit Metering has been made for industrial consumers,
       j.   metering cubicle has been made for high-valued industrial consumers,
       k. Lots of system improvement Work has done during this financial year,
       l.   regularisation of unauthorized consumers through consumer camps,
       m. consumer awareness camps are conducted through NGOs to educate the
            consumers about safe-use of electricity.
       n. Spot billing extended to urban areas as well as rural areas and covered
            2,76,551 no. of consumers as on date, introduction of input base
            franchisee, installation of parallel meters and etc.
       o. Introduction of AMR installation at high-valued consumers.


       But the massive rural electrification under RGGVY & BGJY has added
additional loss to the system and put the distribution loss at higher side. In those
cases, necessary steps are being taken and expected that the distribution loss will be
within the limit during the ensuing year.


       The above-mentioned activities as well as system improvement work will be
continued during this ensuing year and it is expected that the distribution loss will be
within the proposed limit.


       Further, administrative support from Govt. of Orissa is inevitable towards cut
of theft. At present the energy police stations are not functioning properly, only it is
in paper only.




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5.     Hon‟ble Commission has taken care and accordingly amended Reg-80 (5) (i)
of OERC Dist. (Conditions of Supply) Code 2004. Further relaxation or rebate will
adverse effect to other categories of consumers.




                                   For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                     Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                  Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                      (Commercial)



Copy to :
                            Dr. Manas Das
                            President
                            Orissa Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association
                            P/11, Green Park, Jag Mohan Nagar
                            Bhubaneswar-3.

Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
  BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                                      Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


In the matter of :             Sri Pranab Kishore Bhoisal
                               At: Belkidihi, PO : Tasaladihi
                               PS: Sadar, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.

1.     UN- DECLARED POWER CUT :


       WESCO does not go for power cut except in case of break down of Grid,
preventive maintenance or power regulation by SLDC on real time basis. However as
per direction of Commission on order dt.14.1.2010 vide case no.1/2010, Hon‟ble
Commission has pronounced power regulation in the entire state w.e.f 15 th Jan 10
and all the licensees are directed to follow the same strictly. The licensee can not
regulate power of its own.


2.     AMENDMENT OF REGULATION 80(5) OF OERC DISTRIBUTION
       (CONDITION OF SUPPLY) CODE 2004 :


       Hon‟ble    Commission     vide      its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


       This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes
Pisciculture/ Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry
and Poultry. Activities such as ice factories, chilling plants, cold storages,

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cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


       The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.




                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                        (Commercial)




Copy to :
                               Sri Pranab Kishore Bhoisal
                               At: Belkidihi, PO : Tasaladihi
                               PS: Sadar, Dist:- Sundergarh.


Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
   BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAVAN, UNIT VIII, BHUBANESWAR.


                                                               Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of:             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                              Limited (WESCO)

                              And

In the matter of:             Shri R.P. Mahapatra,
                              Plot No.-775 (P), Lane-3
                              Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751 013.

Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11


   1.         DISTRIBUTION LOSS:-


        To reduce the distribution loss, WESCO has made several improvements in
the existing system network. Some of those are,
        p.      One 33/11 KV transformers have commissioned during the FY 09-10
        q.      34 no. of 33/0.4 KV & 11/0.4 KV        distribution transformers have
                commissioned during FY 09-10 at different locations under WESCO
        r.      0.3 km new 33 KV lines are constructed
        s.      75.17 km new 11 KV lines are constructed
        t.      1.86 km new LT lines are constructed at different places
        u.      Conductor size have been uprated from 34 to 55 mm 2, 34 to 80 mm2,
                55 to 80 mm2,       55 to 100 mm2 and 100 to 232 mm2 whereever
                required
        v.      15629 no. of electronic energy meters have been replaced against old
                defective meters to ascertain the actual consumption
        w.      Rampant vigilance checking has been made in theft-porn area,
        x.      Audit Metering has been made for industrial consumers,
        y.      metering cubicle has been made for high-valued industrial consumers,
        z.      Lots of system improvement Work has done during this financial year,
        aa.     regularisation of unauthorized consumers through consumer camps,
        bb.     consumer awareness camps are conducted through NGOs to educate
                the consumers about safe-use of electricity.


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       cc.     Spot billing extended to urban areas as well as rural areas and covered
               2,76,551 no. of consumers as on date, introduction of input base
               franchisee, installation of parallel meters and etc.
       dd.     Introduction of AMR installation at high-valued consumers.


       But the massive rural electrification under RGGVY & BGJY has added
additional loss to the system and put the distribution loss at higher side. In those
cases, necessary steps are being taken and expected that the distribution loss will be
within the limit during the ensuing year.
       The above-mentioned activities as well as system improvement work will be
continued during this ensuing year and it is expected that the distribution loss will be
within the proposed limit.
Further, administrative support from Govt. of Orissa is inevitable towards cut of
theft. At present the energy police stations are not functioning properly, only it is in
paper only.


2.     Energy Audit
       The licensee is continuing with the energy audit exercise in its licensed area
of supply through internal team and local agencies. WESCO is deploying the recently
recruited ITIs in this exercise but is planning to up scale operations by deploying
specialised agencies on this. WESCO in carrying out Energy Audit as a Team effort in
all the circles through energy audit cell under administrative control of MRT & HTM
circle. Currently energy audit is being carried out on a monthly basis on all the 33 KV
feeders as well as 11 kv feeders by comparing with sales figures of respective
consumers. The licensee has evaluated the energy audit process and is in the
process of integrating it with electrical addresses and billing database in order to
pinpoint losses down to the distribution transformer level and consumers connected
to it through consumer indexing exercise. The licensee proposes to intensify the
enterprise wide audit exercise and requests the Hon‟ble Commission to approve
proposed costs incurred in this activity.


3.     Amount collected from consumers is being properly accounted for against
current and arrear. In the performance review the licensee is showing both
collections from arrear and current. While calculating collection efficiency only
collection from current dues is being considered. However, in replying to the queries
raised by Hon‟ble Commission collection out of arrear and current has been shown as
under:-




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                                                                  Rs. Lacs
                             Previous Yr           Current Yr              Ensuing Yr
Collection for the year      128754.55             135560.43               165238.13
Out of current dues          125827.55             132310.43               158738.13
Out of Arrears               2927.00               3250.00                 6500.00


4.     T&D loss target as allowed by Hon‟ble commission from time to time is very
tough and becoming difficult to achieve. Based on the approved T&D loss if the
differential power purchase cost will not be allowed in the ARR, it will not be possible
in part of WESCO to pay the BST bill in full due to shortage of revenue.


5.     Revenue collected out of outstanding of Govt. consumers as on 1-4-1999 has
already remitted to GRIDCO. Regarding sharing of amount collected, 50% to
GRIDCO and balance 50% of DISCOM. It is the amount if collected out of the
consumers declared as bad and doubtful as on 31-3-1999 and collection made out of
the consumers declared as bad and doubtful. As per direction of Hon‟ble Commission
we have already completed the receivable audit through outside Chartered
Accountant firms duly approved by Hon‟ble Commission. They have already
submitted their report to the Hon‟ble Commission with a copy to us where collection
out of arrear is clearly mentioned.
6.     Revenue collection per unit at different voltage ends are being submitted to
Hon‟ble Commission periodically. During the performance review meeting held on
10.12.2009, the performance parameters till sep-09 has already perused by Hon‟ble
Commission.
7.     Withdrawal of Graded slab tariff for HT & EHT category of consumers:
Introduction of Graded slab tariff/ Incentive Tariff was made by Hon‟ble Commission
for rapid industrialization, which in turn will contribute towards states growth. The
situation was gloomy when the state was having surplus power. But, the situation
has changed drastically at present. Because, of village electrification under RGGVY
and BGJY schemes more no of domestic consumers have been added to the system
as compared to increase in generation. In this scenario top priority is being given by
Govt. to provide power to the un-electrified villages rather than cheaper power to the
industries for higher consumption. Taking into consideration of the above fact,
graded slab tariff should be withdrawn.


8.     Past Losses and truing up exercise:


Pass through of past losses on the basis of audited accounts is a tariff determination
process. GRIDCO‟s past losses has been allowed in the past and BSP has been

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determined accordingly. Hence, pass through of past losses as regulatory asset is a
tariff setting process and has to be allowed. Similarly, truing up exercise is a process
by which approved figures determined in the past based on estimation has to be
made good on the basis of actual happening.

9.     Provision for Bad and doubtful debt:

       Provision for bad and doubtful debt is considered as per AT & C concept,
hence the difference between billing made and the amount of collection is shown as
provision for Bad debt. In addition to this it has already proved from the revenue
audit report submitted by auditor that the % of recoverability is around 30% of the
outstanding amount.
       Hon‟ble Commission had declared & directed to all DISCOM‟s to carry out the
receivable audit of the outstanding amount as on 31 Mar 2005 through outside
agencies. Accordingly, they have recommended 19 Chartered Accountant firms to
conduct the same. All the Chartered Accountant firms have already submitted their
report to the Hon‟ble Commission with a copy to the licensee. As per their report, the
non-receivable amount as on 31.03.2005 is to the tune of Rs. 453 crore. However,
Hon‟ble Commission has approved only Rs. 89 Crore from 01.04.1999 to 31.03.2005
in the ARR. The difference of Rs. 365 crore is yet to be factored in the truing up
exercise.
10.    Power factor Incentive
To maintain good power factor of the system, an industrial consumer should have
almost unity power factor and in no case it should be below 90%. In order to achieve
unity power factor, the commission has provided incentive for improvement of power
factor above 97% up to 100%. Further relaxation in the power factor for incentive
will not only discourage the consumers for reaching higher power factor but also will
affect demand and energy consumption.
       Since availing power at very high power factor in giving an incentive to the
consumer in terms of less demand for the same effective energy and also incentive
as high load factor, the power factor incentive should be 97% in stead of objectors
proposal for 95%. Accordingly, power factor incentive above 95% as proposed by the
objector instead of 97% (previous tariff) should not be allowed by the Commission.


11.Projection of Demand and Energy Charges
The energy consumption along with SMD for the future is difficult to project,
condering more than 5 lacs of consumers with different voltage of supply. SMD and
consumption pattern of the industries are purely dependant upon their nature of
business. Hence, to project month wise consumption and SMD the licensee has to
know the day wise consumption pattern, which is a difficult task.

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12.Bulk Supply Price
Hon‟ble Commission may decide appropriate tariff .


OTHER ISSUES :


       i) Allowance towards interruption of Power Supply
       In a distribution system, interruption of the line, which may be due to various
reason can not be eliminated. We are trying our best to reduce the duration of
interruption to minimum. In a system many industries are availing power. Due to
fault developed in any industry may cause line shut down which affects the other
industries. Sometimes the interruption is also caused due to Grid failure of OPTCL.
Apart from preventive maintenance.
       Demand charges is calculated as per the prescribed regulation/ notification of
the Hon‟ble Commission.
       ii)The objector has suggested      for non-implementation       of the various
proposals as follows.
       a) Increase in the reconnection charges
       It is a must other wise a consumer indulging with illegal abstraction of energy
will no way be penalized. However, the licensee has not prayed for any increase in
reconnection charges for the ensuing year.


       b) DPS FOR LT CONSUMERS :-
       Rebate has been allowed by the Hon‟ble Commission to encourage the
consumer to pay their dues in time. A consumer not paying in time has to loose
rebate. At the same time for non payment of energy charges DPS is payable as the
licensee is paying DPS for non payment of BST bills within due date.


       c) The justification for non-acceptance of various tariff rationalization
measures, has not been suggested by the objector. Hence it is not acceptable.


       d) Tariff for medium Industries.
       We have suggested tariff change for the consumer type like Ice factories,
plastic industries, rice mills, crushers etc those who are normally installed in
scattered area preferably in rural and jungle area where L.T. lines are very lengthy.
Because of such lengthy lines System loss is very high and prone to accidents. So if
the tariff for the medium industries will be changed to GP they will prefer to avail
power supply at HT. Hence ultimate benefit will be to the general consumer.




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        e)TOD Benefit
        The pronouncement of the tariff order from time to time has been
implemented by the licensee. As far as TOD meter is concerned, where facilities were
available the benefit was extended to the consumer. WESCO has extended 1 st among
all the four DISCOM‟s the TOD benefit to its consumers.
At present all the three phase consumers are connected with TOD meters.


Supply of power to EHT consumers
        Whenever there is power break down in the system it is being intimated in
advance to the consumer. Necessary steps are being taken by the licensee with
coordination with OPTCL, SLDC etc for early restoration of power supply.
        The application for supplying power to EHT consumers should move through
the licensee, other wise the licensee could not project the consumption in its ARR as
the distribution business is lying with WESCO.
        Due to paucity of fund as well as non relaxation of the escrow by GRIDCO it
was very difficult to invest in R&M works. With the interference of Hon‟ble
Commission GRIDCO is allowing escrow relaxation. Therefore WESCO can infuse
some fund towards R&M work and hence system improvement.


                                   For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                     Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                               Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                (Commercial)


C.C :              Shri R.P. Mahapatra,
                   Plot No.-775 (P), Lane-3
                   Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751 013.


Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
    BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHWAN,UNIT-VIII,BHUBANESWAR.

                                                              Case No. 141 of 2009


In the matter of :          Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                            Limited (WESCO)

                            And


In the matter of :          Shri Ramesh Ch.Satpathy
                            Plot No.302 (B), Beherasahi,
                            Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar-751 012.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.



1.     QUALITY POWER SUPPLY :
       For providing better quality of power supply, WESCO has taken up a lot of for
O & M works & S.I. works. During last FY 2009-10, WESCO has made uprating of
conductors from 34 to 55 mm2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55 to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and
100 to 232 mm2 whereever required, putting new transformers and up-gradation of
power transformers and distribution transformers (wherever necessary), installation
of breakers which will help in providing quality supply. Also WESCO has employed
more no. of Engineers, ITI s etc at field to maintain steady power supply.
       Further, prior to his no escrow relaxation were made by GRIDCO for doing
R&M expenses however, with interference of Hon‟ble Commission GRIDCO is giving
escrow relaxation by which maintance work will improve and impact on supply of
power will go up.
2.     OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SUBSTATIONS :
       When the distribution business was hand over to WESCO, there were 109 nos
of 33/11 KV S/S. Subsequently through IBRD scheme WESCO has upgraded around
60 nos of S/S and added another 17 nos of new S/S to the system. Similarly the
11/.4 KV S/S was around 8000 nos the same has been increased to 16372 nos at
present along with 3161 km of 33 KV lines, 22877 ckt KM of 11 KV lines and 13825
ckt KM of LT lines . Hence allegation of the objector that the Company is not
maintaining the Net Work Asset is not correct.




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3.      ENERGY AUDIT :
        The company is carrying the energy audit regularly for all the 11 KV feeders.
Selected DTRs are also covered under Energy Audit. Hence objectors view is not
correct.


4.      UTILISATION OF APDRP FUND :
        The company has already utilized its entire fund of Rs.30 crores in the above
scheme in the 10th plan period where no of S/S and LT lines were upgraded.


5.      CONSUMER AWARENESS/ RIGHT TO INFORMATION :
        As compared to the consumer awareness programme during 1999-00, the
present awareness programme has already improved to a many fold. Hon‟ble
Commission is regularly publishing the right of the consumer in the Oriya and English
dailies. The licensee also puts banner in all the sectional offices where right of the
consumer is depicted. We have also published a booklet called “GRAHAK SATHI”
where all rules, consumers right, contact nos of field engineers are provided. The
booklet has also distributed to all the sectional heads for onward distribution to the
valued customers. All the information about the company along with monthly billing,
collection data are also uploaded in the companies website for perusal of the
consumer. Hence lack of consumer awareness and Right to information as objected
by the objector is not true.
        As regards to applicability of RTI Act, Hon‟ble High Court of Orissa had given
verdict that Distribution Companies shall be covered under RTI Act. However,
Hon‟ble Supreme court has stayed the order of High court on 15-1-2010 vide case
no.8654/2006.
                                     For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                       Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                       (Commercial)


C.C :                          Shri Ramesh Ch.Satpathy
                               Plot No.302 (B), Beherasahi,
                               Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar-751 012.
.

Note- This is also available at the licensee‟s website-www.wescoorissa.com




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
    BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHWAN,UNIT-VIII,BHUBANESWAR.

                                                                    Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of :             Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And

In the matter of :             Shri Ramesh Ch.Mishra
                               GRIDCO LTD,Janapath,
                               Bhubaneswar-751 022.


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.



1. Sale Forecast

Distribution loss of the DISCOMs is a combination of the commercial and technical
losses. The commercial losses contribute more to the Distribution Loss and it is mainly
due to the theft of electricity. In other states like West Bengal, A.P. and Delhi etc the
losses are arrested in a significantly with the help of the state administration. GOO has
already notified the police stations and DISCOMs have already perused the Govt of
Orissa for establishment of the electricity police stations in each of the districts as per the
notification. Once the police stations are established and starts functioning effectively,
the losses due to the theft shall be reduces.


With regard to the reduction of the technical loss reduction, the licensee has already
planned for the capex for which the line of the financing is arranged from REC with a
project cost of Rs. Crore under the SI scheme. The terms and conditions of the REC
sanction require the escrow coverage and the security of the hypothecation of assets.
Licensee filed a petition before the Hon’ble Commission to allow Discoms to avail
escrow relaxation for the servicing of the loan and the counterpart funding for execution .


2. Power Cost - SMD
The SMD as proposed may please be considered and penalty should not be imposed as
the monthly drawal are being paid on monthly basis on actual drawal.



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3. Interest Cost
Hon’ble Commission, after due hearing from Licensee and GRIDCO have fixed the
priority of utilization of the funds in the escrow accounts. All the collections made by the
DISCOMs from the sale of power are deposited in the escrow account which is operated
as per escrow relaxation of GRIDCO. Hon’ble Commission directed for payment of the
DPS, in case of the default by the Licensee. In the event of the default by the DISOCMs,
GRIDCO is deferring the servicing of the Loan/ installments to FI, banks etc.
consequently GRIDCO is incurring more interest and passed on in the ARR of GRIDCO
to DISCOMs.
DPS recoverable from DISCOMs upto 31.03.2005 considered in the securitization is yet
to be included in the income of GRIDCO and expenses in the ARR of DISCOMs which
is proposed to be included in ensuing year.


Licensee submits that priority is required to be given for operation and maintenance of
the distribution system over the repayment of the past liabilities. If the funds are
reinvested in the system shall generate more revenue, otherwise, if it would be taken out
for repayment of the past liabilities by depriving the existing system requirement, the
present level of performance of the DISCOMs shall deteriorate.


4. DISCOMs Power Bond of Rs.400crore

During the initial years, DISCOMS namely WESCO, NESCO & SOUTHCO faced
difficulties to make 100% BSP payment. This, as it is well known, was attributed
primarily due to up-valuation of assets, low opening distribution loss level, natural
calamities in 1999 & 2000, gaps in the ARR etc. In order to avoid crisis of power
regulation by NTPC and as requested by GRIDCO, the DISCOMS issued Bonds in lieu
of Bulk Supply Power outstanding in favour of GRIDCO based on the tripartite minutes
of meeting dated 24.10.2000 and GRDICO transferred the Bonds to NTPC.
CESCO (under the AES management) abstained from issuing power bonds.
The terms of NTPC Bond issued by DISCOMS are as under:-
       (a) Amount      - Rs.400 Crore
       (b) Tenure      - 7 years with a moratorium of 5 years on principal repayment,
       (c) Interest rate      - 12.5% per annum to be paid semi-annually,
       (d) Redemption         - 30% on 30.9.2005-Rs.120 crore, 30% on 30.9.2006-
                              Rs.120 crore & 40% on 30.9.2007-Rs.160 crore.
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       (e) Security    - NTPC to have pari-passu charge over all the receivables from
                       Discoms to GRDICO and first charge on the unencumbered assets
                       of the Discoms by way of hypothecation /mortgage.


However, GRIDCO did not implement to cede the first charge on the receivables on pari
passu basis in favour of NTPC; as a result all amounts taken by GRIDCO from Discoms
Escrow Account were adjusted against BST dues rather than Power Bond dues. The
above adjustment by GRIDCO was not only against the Terms and Conditions of the
Bond issue but also against the prudent commercial practices in that the priority of
payment to high cost borrowing i.e. the Bond dues carrying 12.5% interest was ignored
and the bond dues remain unadjusted in GRIDCO’s Accounts, though OERC gave
decision to adjust first towards NTPC dues.


The above bonds were issued with a clear understanding that the same would be
converted into Tax free Bonds under One Time Settlement (OTS) scheme. Against the
total liability of Rs.1502 Crore, Rs.400 Crore was for the 3 Discoms, Rs.250 Crore was
for CESCO and the balance was of GRIDCO at that time. CESCO did not issue Power
Bonds. Govt. of Orissa and GRIDCO did OTS for Rs.1102 Crore and did not include
Rs.400 Crore Bonds of the 3 Discoms.


Furthermore, the OTS scheme provides the benefit of lower interest rate of 8.5% p.a.,
longer period of repayment of principal (10years after 5year of moratorium) and
incentive of 19% on the bond value.

Discoms have paid Rs.110.80crore upto September2005 directly to NTPC from the
escrow accounts and subsequently due to GRIDCO’s disallowance of the escrow
relaxation for direct payment to NTPC, Discoms could not make payment to NTPC and
all the surpluses over and above BST bills are escrowed to GRIDCO.


It is just to mention that DISCOMs arranged sanction letter dated 28th November 2005 &
2nd December 2005 from Union Bank of India for Rs.450Crore at a very competitive rate
i.e. 9% with the same securities as issued in favour of Power Bond like first charge on the
revenue of the DISCOMs, fallback arrangement etc. for One Time Settlement (OTS) of
the Bond dues in order to avail the benefit under OTS. NTPC was also agreeable to give
substantial benefit/rebate of Rs.202 Crs under One-time-Settlement scheme. Unfortunately, the
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DISCOMs have not been furnished the said accommodation letter from GRIDCO and OTS
benefits could not be availed.


GRIDCO settled the outstanding dues of power bonds by one time payment of
Rs.216crore after adjustment of refunds from NTPC for Rs.276.7crore. GRIDCO
arranged cash by raising loan of Rs.100crore from Union Bank, Rs.70crore from OPTCL
and balance from own surpluses. The interest on the said loan are recovered from
DISCOMs in the ARR of GRIDCO. As computed by Hon’ble Commission, the average
rate of interest for settlement of the dues comes to 7.83%. GRIDCO ought not profiteer in
the securitization of the dues to NTPC.


Govt. of Orissa took a view in the Business Plan proceeding duly noted by the OERC in
para CB(ii) of the Business Plan Order that any benefit available from NTPC should
automatically be passed on to the Distribution Companies.

As per the Bond Subscription Agreement provides that in the event of any delay or
default on the part of Discom, Discom shall indemnify to GRIDCO to the extent of
settlement amount paid by GRIDCO (that would mean an amount of Rs.493Crore
along with carrying cost) and reimburse such amount to GRIDCO as per the
direction of Commission. Here, it is pertinent to mention that OERC has decided
that interest on the loans taken by GRIDCO for payment to NTPC has been allowed
in ARR of GRIDCO; therefore DISCOM would not pay the interest (Carrying Cost)
on the settlement amount.
The extracts of the Bond subscription is reproduced below;
        “8.3 GRIDCO’S Right
        XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
         On assignment/ transfer of the bonds to NTPC in the event of NTPC making any claim
        on GRIDCO under the fall back arrangement consequent to any default on the part of
        NESCO in servicing and redeeming the bonds and GRIDCO discharging such claims to
        NTPC, NESCO shall forthwith reimburse such amount to GRIDCO together with
        interest at the rate of 2% p.m. from the date of discharge of the claims of NTPC by
        GRIDCO till date of reimbursement by NESCO..”


 The present status of the Bonds is as under;
      Discoms paid Rs.110.80crore directly to NTPC upto September 2005. Thereafter,
         GRIDCO directed DISCOMs not to pay any surplus fund to NTPC and the
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        surplus amount after payment of full BST bill was taken to GRIDCO’s Account
        during the period Oct’05 to Dec’08 is Rs.372Crore.
     GRIDCO settled the dues for payment of an amount of Rs.493crore to NTPC.
     DISCOMs have paid Rs.530Crore surplus to GRDICO over and above the
        current monthly BST bills.
     Discoms adjusted the power dues as per the OERC Orders in their respective
        Accounts.


Hon’ble commission passed several orders on the interest and securitization of the NTPC
bonds. Licensee accounted for the payments/ adjustments following the orders of the
Hon’ble Commission, subscription agreement etc. The detail of the provisions for
adjustments is attached as Annexure-I


Contending default by the DISCOMs, GRIDCO had filed two petitions before the
Company Law Board, one before its Principal Bench at Delhi and the other before the
Eastern Bench, Kolkata. The Principal Bench has since dismissed the petition and
specifically, in-regard to NTPC Bond raised by GRIDCO in the petition, the Delhi Bench
of CLB has observed in its Order that an exercise for determination of the correct-ness or
otherwise of the entries are beyond the scope of the proceeding before CLB and that,
GRIDCO is at liberty to agitate this issue before the appropriate forum. Relevant extracts
from the Company Law Board‘s Order dated 23.09.2009 are reproduced below-
       “In the present case, as I have already observed the bonds have been issues
       against the dues by company to GRIDCO by way of an agreement and in the
       guise of alleging that incorrect would be an act of oppression, GRIDCO expects
       me to examine the correctness of the entries. It would mean that I have to
       determine the correctness or otherwise of the entries taking into consideration the
       terms of the subscription agreement. Such an exercise is beyond the scope of this
       proceeding. Therefore, GRIDCO is at liberty to agitate this issue before an
       appropriate forum….”
In view of the above, GRIDCO may have approached OERC for resolution of the NTPC
Bond issue. Instead, it preferred appeal before Hon’ble High Court.




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11. Escrow Relaxation and capital expenditure;


Licensee submitted a petition (No.3 / 2010) before the Hon’ble Commission for fixation
of the priority of utilization of the amount in the escrow account, in which GRIDCO is a
party respondent. The funds generated through performance improvement are utilized for
payment of the past liabilities and thus no funds are ploughed back for system
improvement. Licensee submits that if some amount is utilized for Capex / revenue
enhancement programs, it should generate more money for its appropriate utilization – be
it be for servicing liabilities or be it be for Capex etc. Thus the need to balance the
overall interests of the sector pragmatically keeping in view the ground realities. We
therefore submit before the Hon’ble Commission may kindly modify/ regulate the escrow
mechanism appropriately. Therefore, prayer is made before the Hon’ble Commission to
direct the DISCOMs and GRIDCO to utilize the proceeds of the Revenue in the Escrow
Accounts in the following order under Section 86 of Electricity Act, 2003 and Section 37
of the OERA, 1995 ;
                   i. Full payment of the current monthly BST & Transmission bills
                  ii. Salary as approved in ARR
                 iii. R&M as approved in ARR
                  iv. Capex for the system strengthening & revenue improvement and / or
                      serving of Capex loan as approved by Hon’ble Commission.
                  v. Balance to service past liabilities.


12. Accounts of the DISCOMs


The Transfer Scheme and Information Memorandum for the privatization of the
DISCOMs, has stipulated for matching the value of Current Assets equal to the Current
Liabilities of the DISCOMs (WESCO, NESCO & SOUTHCO) to be transferred to the
private investors as on 31.3.1999. In other words, the share capital were structure in a
way that it demonstrates the balances of net fixed Assets over the Term Liabilities. With
the same premises the draft Balance sheet of the DISCOMs had been drawn on
provisional basis in the Transfer notification dated 25th Nov 1998. Further, Transfer
scheme stipulates that the provisional opening balances of the DISCOMs were required
to be replaced on finalisation and completion of the audit of the accounts of the
DISCOMs for the period ending 31st March 1999. While doing the finalisaiton of the
Accounts of the DISCOMs, there were differences:

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  (a) provision for bad & doubtful debt transferred to DISCOMs by GRIDCO should be
  adjusted against the Receivables as per the audited accounts of DISCOMS as on
  31.03.1999.
  b) the opening balance of the actuarial valuation of the employees Trusts for the
  Terminal Benefits accumulated upto the date of transfer should be funded by GRIDCO
  to 3DISCOMs.
  The difference is summarized as under;


(a)    Provision for Bad & Doubtful Debt
                                                                       Figures in Rs Crore.

                          As per        As per     Differ
                                                                          REMARKS
                          WESCO         Gridco     ence
      Rs. Crore
                                                            The     three     Discoms     combinely
                                                    46.93   considered cumulative provisions for
  WESCO                    142.82        95.89
                                                            Bad & Doubtful Debt of Rs.356.43crore
                                                            on the basis of reasonable assessment
                                                            carried out by it’s respective divisions
                                                            whereas       GRIDCO      worked     out
                                                            provisions based on arbitrary formula
                                                            without any basis and not recognizing
                                                            the realities and quality of Receivables;
                                                            therefore found the same higher by
                                                            Rs.107.59crore. This is in view of the
                                                            non-logical methods adopted by
                                                            GRIDCO.

                                                            In 1999, the predictability of the
                                                            provisions for bad and doubtful debt
                                                            were an estimate, however the
                                                            provisions made in 1999 has not
                                                            realized till Sept’2007. Therefore, based
                                                            on the actual realisation made till today,
                                                            the provision made by DISCOMs are
                                                            reasonable and reflects the true & fair
                                                            value.

  The Receivables accumulated by GRIDCO in DISCOMs Books were not correct, as many
  consumers were ghost consumers and only the bills were raised for the accounting
  purpose to show a lower T&D loss. This is clearly visible through the Audited Annual
  A/Cs of last 3 years of pre-privatisation period. The T&D loss suddenly rises from 24%
  to 47% without correcting past Receivables. It is also true that for the said reasons the
  Distribution loss shown in the Information Memorandum were also not realistic loss
  level (Ref. Kanungo Committee Report stating T&D Loss of 48% - 50%). In absence of
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any reliable data Hon’ble Commission computed ARR(RST) based on such unrealistic
T&D losses. Three DISCOMs are now adjusting this difference on account of provisions
of bad and doubtful debt to dues payable to GRIDCO.


As per the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956, it is the responsibility of the
Distribution Company (a legal entity) to draw up the Financial Statements and place the
same before the Board of Directors and before the Shareholders for adoption in terms of
Section 210 of the Companies Act. The Financial Statements have to be approved based
on True & Fair view and in compliance of Accounting Standards by the Directors of
DISCOMS. In drawing up these Financial Statements, the Company has to comply with
the Accounting Standards in terms of Section 211 of the Companies Act. 1956. As per
Accounting Standard (AS-9) on “Revenue Recognition” if there is uncertainty about the
collectability arising subsequent to the time of sale of goods or rendering of the service,
adequate provision is required to be made in the accounts.


It is to state that the licensee could not realize any amount out of the provision amount
as on 31.03.199 which is reality. After the eight year, the provisions made by DISCOMs
can not be treated to be good receivable, while the actual figures in the books of
Accounts show that it is not collected and collectable.




(b)   PROVISION OF THE EMPLOYEES TERMINAL BENEFITS:
While transferring the opening balance, GRIDCO has done the Actuarial valuation of the
Terminal Benefit Liabilities by M/S Charan Gupta Enterprisers. The DISCOMs has
carried out the Actuarial valuation of the Trusts as on 31st march 1999 by two renowned
Actuaries namely LIC of India and M/s K.A.Pandit. The valuation of the Employee’s
Trusts has been carried out by the company as per the Accounting Standard -15. The
actuarial valuation made by GRIDCO is unrealistically low. It is based on the unrealistic
assumptions considered by M/S Charan Gupta. In fact there is practice of
understatement of the employee terminal Liabilities by different PSUs in order to
provide lower liabilities/funding to the Employee Trusts which has been highlighted by
newpapers and experts in different times. A similar copy of the news made in
Economics Times is attached.
The Hon’ble Commission, in order to sort out the difference of the provisions, appointed
the Actuarial Sri Bhudev Chatterjee for the valuation of the employee Trusts.            A

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DISCOM-wise comparative statement of the actuarial valuations made by different
Valuers are tabulated below.

                                                        As per
                            As per M/s                              As per
                 As per                   Difference   M/s KA                       As per Sri
                              Charan                               M/s KA
                  LIC                         in       Pandit                        Bhudev
                               Gupta                               Pandit
               (Appointe                   Opening     (Appoint                     Chaterjee
 WESCO            d by
                            (Appointed
                                          balance as   ed by
                                                                   (Appointed
                                                                                  (Appointed by
                                 by                                by WESCO)
                WESCO)                        on       WESCO)                      OERC) as on
                             GRIDCO)                               as on 31-03-
               31.03.1999                 31.03.1999   as on 30-                    31-03-2007
                             31.03.1999                            2007
                                                       09-2003


Pension          131.63         44.85        86.78      177.10        206.66           249.15

Gratuity          25.73         16.20         9.53       25.40          34.65            36.64
Leave
Encashment.       16.29           4.10       12.19       18.32          29.08            27.71

   Total         173.65         65.15      108.50       220.82        270.41           313.51

From the above table, it is evident that the valuation done by DISCOMs are marginally
lower compared to the Actuarial appointed by OERC. Therefore, the difference in
provision in the opening balance as on 31.03.1999 for Rs.108.49crore, Rs.98.40crore and
Rs.106.29Crore, (total Rs.313.18crore) for WESCO, NESCO and SOUTHCO respectively
are most realistic. The computation carried out by M/S Charan Gupta was based on
unrealistic assumption. The aforesaid amount is to be funded by GRIDCO otherwise; the
trust fund shall be under funded to that extent. GRIDCO shall give due justice to the
12000 employees by transferring the differential funds to DISCOMs. The comparison of
valuations done by OERC and DISCOMs clearly states that the valuation done by
GRIDCO as on 31.03.199 is highly understated.



The guidelines in the Transfer Notification is for the intervening period and no intention
to override the requirement of the Companies Act ,1956 and not to frame                           new
principles for “True and Fair” Financial Statements as on 31st March’99. The Board of
Directors being duty bound to make fair judgment of the likely impairment (diminution
in the value of the Current Assets) and to make a provision in the accounts approved
the accounts which are in the subsequent period proved to be correct in view of the
actuarial valuation done by the Hon’ble Commission through independent valuer.



Directors’ report under section 217 of the Companies Act requires a Directors
Responsibility Statement indicating that in preparation of the Annual Accounts,
applicable Accounting Standards have been followed. If a provision is required to be
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made in the opinion of the Board of Directors, Financial Statements drawn up without
making such provisions would not present a true and fair view.


Keeping the above background and considering the responsibility, which has been laid
under the Companies Act 1956 on the Directors of the Company to present true and fair
view of the Financial Statement of the Company, to comply with the mandatory
Accounting Standards to be followed in drawing these Financial Statement and also
taking into account the realistic view on the receivables and events having occurred after
the Balance Sheet date, these Financial Statements of DISCOMs have been approved by
Boards of Directors of the Company.


GRIDCO nominee Directors disagreed to the points since 1999-00 onwards in the
Accounts of the DISCOMs, is totally against the principle of True and Fair financial
statement as per the Accounting Standard and the Companies Act, 1956. The said
disagreement of the GRIDCO Nominee Directors are for the limited objective as a
Interested Party to the said decisions. Directors has fiduciary relationship with the
Company and by voting against the Companies’ interest and not discharging their
duties and responsibilities under the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956. GRIDCO
Nominee Directors being the interested parties ought to have abstained for voting but
voting against the compliance of the Accounting Standards and legitimate interest of the
company are not the duties prescribed under the Companies Act, Articles of Association
and the Corporate Governance. It is also evident that while explaining the CAG by
GRIDCO as on 31.03.199 perhaps complete facts have not been disclosed.


Considering the above, it is clearly evident that the opening balances as submitted by
the DISCOMs are realistic and having compliance of Accounting Standards and True &
Fair view. Therefore, the difference need to be paid or adjusted against the BST dues
and Loan installments.




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                                                                                    Annexure-I
A.      Bond Agreement

        (i) Paripassu Charge –   (i)       Terms of the Bond issue provides that Bonds are fully secured by
                                           First Charge on the receivables of the company ranking pari passu
                                           with the charges created in favour of GRIDCO.
                                          GRIDCO as against agreed Terms of the issue, did not create
                                           first charge on the receivable on paripassu basis in favour of
                                           NTPC.
                                 (ii) Till September 2005, GRIDCO relaxed escrow and DISCOMs paid
                                           Rs.110Crore to NTPC from the collection ESCROW Account.
                                        GRIDCO did not allow DISCOMs to make any payment to
                                           NTPC directly, thereby GRIDCO collected Rs.530Crore from
                                           Discoms and did not pay to NTPC.


(ii)      Conversion to       (i)          Bonds were proposed to be converted into Tax Free Bonds on
          Tax-free Bonds –
                                           acceptance of GOI. The extract of the Minutes of the meeting dated
          (Benefit of reduced
          interest to 8.5%                 24.10.2000 is reproduced below;
          from         12.5%,              “GRIDC0 had approached Govt. of India through Govt. 0f Orissa to allow
          longer repayment
          period & incentive               Tax free status to these Bonds. If this materializes, then these Bonds will
          of 19%)                          be replaced by Tax free DISTCO Bonds and corresponding changes will be
                                           made in the interest rate so as to give effect to the benefits to Tax
                                           exemption to the DISCOMs.”
                                        These Bonds were not included for conversion to Taxfree Bonds
                                           alongwith Rs.1102crore Bonds issued which was agreed by
                                           NTPC. This would have resulted in saving of Rs.202Crore by way
                                           of lower interest and incentive on Rs.400crore bonds.
(iii)     Fall back              The Bond Subscription Agreement provides that any amount paid by
          arrangement and
                                 GRIDCO to NTPC after adjustments towards servicing and redemption of
          reimbursement of
          the settlement         the Bonds should be reimbursed to GRIDCO by the DISCOMs. The
          amount.                relevant para 8.3 of Bond Subscription Agreement is reproduced below;
                                           “8.3 GRIDCO’S Right
                                           XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
                                           On assignment/ transfer of the bonds to NTPC in the event of NTPC


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                                making any claim on GRIDCO under the fall back arrangement
                                consequent to any default on the part of NESCO in servicing and
                                redeeming the bonds and GRIDCO discharging such claims to NTPC,
                                NESCO shall forthwith reimburse such amount to GRIDCO
                                together with interest at the rate of 2% p.m. from the date of
                                discharge of the claims of NTPC by GRIDCO till date of
                                reimbursement by NESCO..”
                         This provision of Bonds (under 8.3) clearly stipulates that once Bonds are
                         discharged by GRIDCO to NTPC under a fallback arrangement, the
                         Discoms need to service as original Bulk Supply bills. This was also the
                         principle of issue of Bonds which may be referred from the letter of the
                         then CMD GRIDCO dated 27.10.2000.
B. OERC Orders
(i)   Interest rate of   OERC also consistently allowed in various Tariff Orders the interest on the
      8.5% -
                         Bonds at Tax free rate of 8.5% assuming the above conversion of Bonds.
                         Various Orders as under;
                             RST Order FY 02 & 03:
                            “The power bonds issued by licensees in favour of Gridco has been
                            assumed to be resecuritised at 8.5% from 2001-02. Accordingly interest
                            has been calculated at 8.5% as against 12.5% as claimed by licensee
                            …….”
                             RST Order FY 04:
                            “The Commission examined the proposal & considered it prudent to
                            calculate interest at 8.5% (tax free) in accordance with the
                            recommendations of the Ahluwalia Committee for restructuring of
                            Central Power Sector Undertakings (CPSUs). Accordingly, the
                            Commission approves an amount ……. @ 8.5% for FY 2003-04.”
                             RST Order FY 05 :
                            “The Commission in line with earlier orders calculates the interest at
                            8.5% and for 2004-05 approves the amount against each of the three
                            Disctos…”.
                             RST Order FY 06 :
                            “The Commission would therefore advise the Government to accept
                            the proposal to benefit the end users of electricity on account of the
                            beliefs that would be available if securitization shall be done in line

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with the one time settlement scheme approved by the Government of
India to be made effective from 01.10.2001, i.e the date of which the
Government of Orissa securitized the outstanding NTPC dues
amounting to Rs 1102 Crore excluding these bonds worth Rs 400 Crore
with similar tenure. & The Commission in line with earlier orders
calculates the interest at 8.5% for 2005-06 approves the amount against
each Discoms.”
 RST Order FY 07:
   “The Commission in its order advised the Govt. to pass on the
   benefits to the end users of electricity on account of the relief that
   would be available if securitization shall be effected in line with the
   one time settlement scheme approved by the Govt. of India to be
   made effective on 01.10.2001. But, GOO has not yet communicated
   its decision. As a result, the licensee while proposing their revenue
   requirement have calculated the interest impact @ 12.5% per
   annum w.e.f. 1st October, 2000 onwards. The interest liability for
   the year 2006-07 along with differential interest for the past years
   i.e. (12.5% - 8.5%), as projected by the three DISTCOs on this
   account amounts to Rs.39.91 crore, Rs.64.71 crore and Rs.50.35 crore
   for WESCO, NESCO and SOUTHCO respectively. The Commission
   approves the interest @8.5% on the loan amount of Rs.400 crore as
   applicable for NTPC tax free bonds.”
 RST Order FY 07:
     “As detailed in order of FY 2007,the Commission is waiting for
     the response of Govt of Orissa on the proposal to re-securitise the
     Bonds of Rs400 Crs issued to Gridco by Discoms which in turn
     endorsed to NTPC under Ont-time securitization scheme under
     Allhuwalia Committee recommendation
 Business Plan Order: “The sum and substance of the proposal is
   that GRIDCO/GOO to accept the proposal for restructuring of
   NTPC bonds with tenure of 15 years including a moratorium of
   five years with effect from 01.10.2001 with interest at the rate of
   8.5% per annum. The interest incentive to be passed on to the
   DISTCOS by way of adjusting the same against the reconciled


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                                  outstanding BST dues of Distcos


                               These Bonds were not included under the OTS scheme of GOI
                                  though it was minuted with NTPC whereas the outstanding of
                                  Rs.1102Crore which includes the proposed bond amount relating
                                  to the CESCO was also converted to Taxfree Bonds.
                           DISCOMs arranged sanction letter dated 28th November 2005 & 2nd
                           December 2005 from Union Bank of India for Rs.450Crore at a very
                           competitive rate i.e. 9% with the same securities as issued in favour of
                           Power Bond like first charge on the revenue of the DISCOMs, fallback
                           arrangement etc. for One Time Settlement (OTS) of the Bond dues in order
                           to avail the benefit under OTS. NTPC was also agreeable to give
                           substantial benefit/rebate of Rs.202 Crs under One-time-Settlement
                           scheme.
                               DISCOMs could not have the said accommodation letter from
                                  GRIDCO and OTS benefits could not be availed.


(ii)   Adjustment of the      Order of the Hon’ble Commission clearly justify that any payment
       funds collected
                              made over and above the current BST bills are on priority basis to be
       from Escrow
       Account-               adjusted against the NTPC bond dues. The relevant order of the
                              Hon’ble Commission in Case No.54, 55 & 56 dated23.03.2004 is
                              reproduced below;
                                 “Once 100% BST bill is cleared by the three distribution companies, they
                                 will be entitled to retain the amount required to meet the expenses towards
                                 staff salaries, urgent O & M costs and statutory dues in consultation with
                                 GRIDCO as GRIDCO is a joint-venture partner and the CMD, GRIDCO
                                 happens to be the non-executive Chairman of the above three DISTCOs.
                                 Balance surplus amount is to be passed on to GRIDCO towards
                                 payment of dues on account of NTPC bonds, GRIDCO’s loan
                                 amount etc. GRIDCO has to act as per clause 55 of the Commission’s
                                 earlier order dated 04.09.03.”


                              Extract of the Order of OERC in Case No.54,55 & 56 dated 04.09.2003 is
                              as under;
                                  “ 55.     Payment of staff salaries cannot be withheld due to reason

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                            mentioned earlier and court’s observation in case of one of the Distcos.
                            Therefore, the three BSES managed Distcos individually will retain
                            the balance amount after meeting the 100% BST bill of GRIDCO to
                            meet the staff salary payments and urgent O&M costs. In case, there
                            is some shortfall in one month, the same should be made good in the next
                            month along with hundred percent current BST bill of that month. Two
                            consecutive shortfalls in payment of BST will trigger operation of the
                            escrow mechanism till the arrear shortfalls are liquidated. This
                            arrangement does not absolve the Distcos of regular payment of
                            the loan components, interest on NTPC bonds and other loan
                            covenants as stipulated in the respective agreements.”
                         Important point to be noted is that pending securitization of past dues
                         and having paid current BST bills, there should not be any operation of
                         ESCROW.         Thus, the Hon’ble Commission advised GRIDCO in
                         unambiguous terms that GRIDCO and its nominee Directors including
                         Chairman and Managing Director of GRIDCO who is also Chairman of
                         the Discoms should adopt the same direction of the Hon’ble
                         Commission to enable functioning Discoms to cater the services to
                         consumers.
                            GRIDCO did not adjust excess payments received over and
                               above the current BST towards costly borrowing of NTPC
                               Bonds which is contrary to the above Orders of the OERC and
                               prudent commercial principle.


(ii)   Adjustment of     With regard to the adjustment of the Govt dues against the Bond dues
       GoO due against
                         the relevant para of the Order of OERC in Case No.115 dated
       Bond dues
                         28.02.2005 (Business Plan Order) is reproduced below;
       –
                            “ (i)(c)(iii)(e)   At any point of time energy dues of DISTCOs are
                                     pending with the State Government for payment. This can
                                     be used as a fall back arrangement in the worst scenario of
                                     DISTCOs failing to clear this portion dues for payment. The
                                     priority of payment of current dues by DISTCOs to GRIDCO
                                     shall be in the following order:

                                    1. Interest payment of Securitisation of NTPC Bonds.


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                                           2. BST bills
                                           3. Salaries etc.”
                                 Instead of repeated request, adjustment has not been done by
                                    GRIDCO stating GOO has not sent the acceptance. GoO asked for
                                    the reconciliation with the Govt consumers, Discoms invited all
                                    the Govt consumers for reconciliation to which the Govt
                                    consumers have not raised any dispute.
C. GoO Decisions
(i)    Views to pass on    GoO has communicated their view to OERC for passing on the benefit
       the Befit of
                           received from NTPC by GRIDCO at the time of settlement to three
       settlement to the
       DISCOMs             DISCOMs. The relevant portion of the Business Plan order at clause (CB)
                           (ii) is reproduced below;

                                        “(ii)       NTPC Bonds:

                                        (ii)(a)     The Government of Orissa is of the view that if the
                                        DISTCOs start servicing of these liabilities GRIDCO and the
                                        DISTCOs should jointly approach the NTPC for re-securitisation of
                                        these bonds. Any benefit available from NTPC should
                                        automatically be passed on to the Distribution Companies.”




(ii)   Payment and              Keeping in view that Gridco has settled the Bonds by taking a loan of
       adjustments
                                Rs.216 Crs for which the entire interest has been pass through in the
                                ARR of Gridco for FY 2008-09, no interest in the RST order for FY 2008-
                                09 has been allowed to Discoms on Bond amount. As against the amount
                                of Rs.216crore, the payments/adjustments towards the Bonds dues
                                according to the DISCOMs is Rs.773crore which is stated in the
                                following table;
                                Rs. in crore
                                  PARTICULAR              WESCO        NESCO    SOUTHCO     TOTAL
                            1     Cash         Payment         53.14    33.26       24.40    110.80
                                  directly to NTPC
                            2     Excess Payment over
                                  BST
                                           FY 2004-05          37.96        -           -     37.96


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                               FY 2005-06          78.94     39.72              -     118.66
                               FY 2006-07          52.00     59.84              -     111.84
                               FY 2007-08           4.40     57.58           9.53      71.51
                               FY 2008-09              -     80.72           5.23      85.95
                       As per revised BSP          89.77       3.38         11.29     104.44
                       for
                       FY 2007-08
                   3   Electricity dues to         56.25     44.29          31.31     131.85
                       Govt. dept, PSUs etc
                       adjusted
                   4   TOTAL                     372.46     318.79          81.76     773.01
                  (*Supreme Court Order on the GRIDCO’s Appeal on BST for 2006-07 as and when decided,
                  the excess amount of Rs. 160crore would then be adjusted as (+)(-).)

                  As such, the above payments/adjustments clearly indicate that there is
                  nothing payable by the 3 DISCOMs on Aggregate basis. (i.e. 3 DISCOMs
                  together). However, if, there is any balance which may be worked out on
                  final judiciary decision, the DISCOMs proposed that the same shall be
                  serviced as the BST outstanding / GRIDCO loan outstanding as per the
                  principle of issue of Bonds.




                                   For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                     Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                    Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                       (Commercial)


C.C :                     Shri Ramesh Ch.Mishra
                          GRIDCO LTD,Janapath,
                          Bhubaneswar-751 022.
.

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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
        KALYANI MARKET COMPLEX,BHUBANESWAR.
                                                              Case No.141 of 2009

In the matter of :          Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                            Limited (WESCO)

                            And

In the matter of :          Shri Suryakanta Pati,
                            Sr.Manager (Electrical)/C,
                            M/s OCL India Ltd.,
                            PO/PS:Rajgangpur-770 017.
                            Dist:Sundargarh

Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11


1.     OBJECTOR’S SUGGESTION FOR PROVIDING INCENTIVE FOR GOOD
       PERFORMER AND PENALTY FOR BAD PERFORMER :

       The objector has suggested various points like reduction of tariff for
consumption between 50% to 60% and consumption >60%, TOD benefit from 10
paise to 20 paise per unit (TOD benefit time:- from 10 pm to 6 am.), TOD benefit 10
paise per unit (TOD benefit time:- from 10 am to 6 pm.), power factor incentive and
power factor penalty etc. The above suggestions are not supported with any back-up
calculation in consideration with facts and figures. It is not out of place to mention
that WESCO in its Bulk power purchase from GRIDCO does not get any incentive for
off-peak hour consumption. Accordingly the suggestion should not be accepted by
the Hon‟ble Commission.


2.     DISTRIBUTION LOSS :
       To reduce the distribution loss, WESCO has made several improvements in
the existing system network. Some of those are,
       a. One 33/11 KV transformers have commissioned during the FY 09-10
       b. 34 no. of 33/0.4 KV & 11/0.4 KV            distribution transformers have
            commissioned during FY 09-10 at different locations under WESCO
       c. 0.3 km new 33 KV lines are constructed
       d. 75.17 km new 11 KV lines are constructed
       e. 1.86 km new LT lines are constructed at different places
       f.   Conductor size have been uprated from 34 to 55 mm 2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55
            to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and 100 to 232 mm2 whereever required



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       g. 15629 no. of electronic energy meters have been replaced against old
            defective meters to ascertain the actual consumption
       h. Rampant vigilance checking has been made in theft-porn area,
       i.   Audit Metering has been made for industrial consumers,
       j.   metering cubicle has been made for high-valued industrial consumers,
       k. Lots of system improvement Work has done during this financial year,
       l.   regularisation of unauthorized consumers through consumer camps,
       m. consumer awareness camps are conducted through NGOs to educate the
            consumers about safe-use of electricity.
       n. Spot billing extended to urban areas as well as rural areas and covered
            2,76,551 no. of consumers as on date, introduction of input base
            franchisee, installation of parallel meters and etc.
       o. Introduction of AMR installation at high-valued consumers.

       But the massive rural electrification under RGGVY & BGJY has added
additional loss to the system and put the distribution loss at higher side. In those
cases, necessary steps are being taken and expected that the distribution loss will be
within the limit during the ensuing year.
       The above-mentioned activities as well as system improvement work will be
continued during this ensuing year and it is expected that the distribution loss will be
within the proposed limit.
       Further, administrative support from Govt. of Orissa is inevitable towards cut
of theft. At present the energy police stations are not functioning properly, only it is
in paper only.
3.     TARIFF OF EHT CATEGORY :
       The objector has suggested tariff for EHT category off Consumers, which are
not supported with any calculation. The objector is asking power at the rate of
generation cost. It is impressed upon the consumer that no subsidy is being received
from any source. The domestic, Lift irrigation, BPL consumers are being cross
subsidized by the EHT & HT consumers. Accordingly the suggestion should not be
accepted. However the objector if so desire may go for an open access by paying
cross subsidy surcharge, wheeling charges and other open access charges to the
licensee
4.     SPECIAL TARIFF FOR EHT LARGE INDUSTRY ABOVE 40 MVA :
       At present OERC has allowed special tariff @ Rs2 per unit for the consumers
having CD of more than 100 MVA. However if the same will be allowed for the
consumers having CD of 40 MVA then the licensee will have heavy loss as EHT
consumers are cross subsidizing the Domestic consumers of the state. Keeping the
growth of the state‟s economy and other employment opportunities poor domestic
consumers are sacrificing their normal peaceful life by inviting industrialization in the
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state. So by exploiting the domestic category of consumers where cost of supply is
very much high, the suggestion may not be accepted.

5.       TARIFF FOR COLONY CONSUMPTION :
         At present industries are availing 10% of their consumption towards colony
consumption is an incentive by the Hon‟ble Commission. Beyond 10% consumption,
they are to pay at industrial rate, which is still, less than the prevailing rate of
domestic category consumers. Suggestion of objector to adjust the colony
consumption from 1st 50% slab will again increase the loss of the licensee. Apart
from the above as per regulation 80 i.e „classification of consumer‟ in the OERC
Distribution (Condition of Supply) Code, 2004, the domestic category does not
include residential colonies attached to industrial establishment where power supply
is drawn through the meter of the industrial establishment. Hence proposal of the
objector may not be accepted.

6.       REBATE ON EARLY PAYMENT :
         The present rebate of 1% of the monthly bill if “full payment made within 72
hrs of presentation of bills” is an adequate incentive.

         As far as liquidity is concerned licensee‟s liquidity position will not improve to
the extent of BST and Transmission charges even 100% payment will be made by all
the EHT and HT consumers immediately, as the licensee pays the BST bill and
transmission charges to GRIDCO and OPTCL within 48 hours through L.C.
mechanism and the bills are submitted to the licensee by GRIDCO and OPTCL with a
copy to the bank.

7.       LOAD FACTOR :
         The licensee has gone for an appeal with Hon‟ble ATE against dismissal of
review petition by Hon‟ble Commission along with some other issues apart from
calculation of load factor. In the appeal pending before Hon‟ble ATE, the objector is
also a party.


                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                       Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                   Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                    (Commercial)

C.C. :              Shri Suryakanta Pati,
                    Sr. Manager (Electrical)/C,
                    M/s OCL India Ltd.,
                    PO/PS:Rajgangpur-770 017.
                    Dist:Sundargarh

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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
   BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAVAN, UNIT VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                                  Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of:            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                             Limited (WESCO)

                             And

In the matter of:            Shri M.V.Rao,
                             M/S. Utkal Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd, N/6
                             IRC Village, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar-751015.

Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11


1.    DISTRIBUTION LOSS:-

      To reduce the distribution loss, WESCO has made several improvements in
the existing system network. Some of those are,
      a. One 33/11 KV transformers have commissioned during the FY 09-10
      b. 34 no. of 33/0.4 KV & 11/0.4 KV               distribution transformers have
           commissioned during FY 09-10 at different locations under WESCO
      c. 0.3 km new 33 KV lines are constructed
      d. 75.17 km new 11 KV lines are constructed
      e. 1.86 km new LT lines are constructed at different places
      f.   Conductor size have been uprated from 34 to 55 mm 2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55
           to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and 100 to 232 mm2 whereever required
      g. 15629 no. of electronic energy meters have been replaced against old
           defective meters to ascertain the actual consumption
      h. Rampant vigilance checking has been made in theft-porn area,
      i.   Audit Metering has been made for industrial consumers,
      j.   metering cubicle has been made for high-valued industrial consumers,
      k. Lots of system improvement Work has done during this financial year,
      l.   regularisation of unauthorized consumers through consumer camps,
      m. consumer awareness camps are conducted through NGOs to educate the
           consumers about safe-use of electricity.
      n. Spot billing extended to urban areas as well as rural areas and covered
           2,76,551 no. of consumers as on date, introduction of input base
           franchisee, installation of parallel meters and etc.


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       o. Introduction of AMR installation at high-valued consumers.


       But the massive rural electrification under RGGVY & BGJY has added
additional loss to the system and put the distribution loss at higher side. In those
cases, necessary steps are being taken and expected that the distribution loss will be
within the limit during the ensuing year.
       The above-mentioned activities as well as system improvement work will be
continued during this ensuing year and it is expected that the distribution loss will be
within the proposed limit.
Further, administrative support from Govt. of Orissa is inevitable towards cut of
theft. At present the energy police stations are not functioning properly, only it is in
paper only.
2.     Amount collected from consumers is being properly accounted for against
current and arrear. In the performance review the licensee is showing both
collections from arrear and current. While calculating collection efficiency only
collection from current dues is being considered. However, in replying to the queries
raised by Hon‟ble Commission collection out of arrear and current has been shown as
under:-


                                                                  Rs. Lacs
                             Previous Yr           Current Yr              Ensuing Yr
Collection for the year      128754.55             135560.43               165238.13
Out of current dues          125827.55             132310.43               158738.13
Out of Arrears               2927.00               3250.00                 6500.00


3.     T&D loss target as allowed by Hon‟ble commission from time to time is very
tough and becoming difficult to achieve. Based on the approved T&D loss if the
differential power purchase cost will not be allowed in the ARR, it will not be possible
in part of WESCO to pay the BST bill in full due to shortage of revenue.


4.     Revenue collected out of outstanding of Govt. consumers as on 1-4-1999 has
already remitted to GRIDCO. Regarding sharing of amount collected, 50% to
GRIDCO and balance 50% of DISCOM. It is the amount if collected out of the
consumers declared as bad and doubtful as on 31-3-1999 and collection made out of
the consumers declared as bad and doubtful. As per direction of Hon‟ble Commission
we have already completed the receivable audit through outside Chartered
Accountant firms duly approved by Hon‟ble Commission. They have already
submitted their report to the Hon‟ble Commission with a copy to us where collection
out of arrear is clearly mentioned.

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5.     PAST LOSSES AND TRUING UP EXERCISE :


       Pass through of past losses on the basis of audited accounts is a tariff
determination process. GRIDCO‟s past losses has been allowed in the past and BSP
has been determined accordingly. Hence, pass through of past losses as regulatory
asset is a tariff setting process and has to be allowed. Similarly, truing up exercise is
a process by which approved figures determined in the past based on estimation has
to be made good on the basis of actual happening.


6.     PROVISION FOR BAD AND DOUBTFUL DEBT:

       Provision for bad and doubtful debt is considered as per AT & C concept,
hence the difference between billing made and the amount of collection is shown as
provision for Bad debt. In addition to this it has already proved from the revenue
audit report submitted by auditor that the % of recoverability is around 30% of the
outstanding amount.
       Hon‟ble Commission had declared & directed to all DISCOM‟s to carry out the
receivable audit of the outstanding amount as on 31 Mar 2005 through outside
agencies. Accordingly, they have recommended 19 Chartered Accountant firms to
conduct the same. All the Chartered Accountant firms have already submitted their
report to the Hon‟ble Commission with a copy to the licensee. As per their report, the
non-receivable amount as on 31.03.2005 is to the tune of Rs. 453 crore. However,
Hon‟ble Commission has approved only Rs. 89 Crore from 01.04.1999 to 31.03.2005
in the ARR. The difference of Rs. 365 crore is yet to be factored in the truing up
exercise.


7.     INCENTIVE TARIFF :
The proposal of the objector is not acceptable as the licensee power purchase cost
per unit is 174.50 paise apart from SLDC charges.


OTHER TARIFF RELATED ISSUES :-


8.     POWER FACTOR INCENTIVE :
       To maintain good power factor of the system, an industrial consumer should
have almost unity power factor and in no case it should be below 90%. In order to
achieve unity power factor, the commission has provided incentive for improvement
of power factor above 97% up to 100%. Further relaxation in the power factor for
incentive will not only discourage the consumers for reaching higher power factor but
also will affect demand and energy consumption.



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Since availing power at very high power factor in giving an incentive to the consumer
in terms of less demand for the same effective energy and also incentive as high
load factor, the power factor incentive should be 97% in stead of objector‟s proposal
for 90%. Accordingly, power factor incentive above 90% as proposed by the objector
instead of 97% should not be allowed by the Commission.


9.     COMPUTATION OF LOAD FACTOR PERCENTAGE :
       The licensee has gone for an appeal with Hon‟ble ATE against dismissal of
review petition by Hon‟ble Commission along with some other issues apart from
calculation of load factor. In the appeal pending before Hon‟ble ATE, the objector is
also a party.


10.    ALLOWANCE IN LOAD FACTOR FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE :
       There are consumers getting a special incentive tariff with higher standard in
80% guaranteed load factor. They must take adequate planning that they will be in a
position to take annual maintenance, such that they can consume energy with
minimum 80% load factor. In instant case M/S Hindalco had availed energy with
more than 90% L.F. continuously for more than 3 and ½ years.


11.    ALLOWANCE TOWARDS INTERRUPTION OF POWER SUPPLY :
       In a distribution system, interruption of the line, which may be due to various
reason can not be eliminated. We are trying our best to reduce the duration of
interruption to minimum. In a system there are many industries are availing power,
due to fault developed in any industry may cause line shut down which affects the
other industries. Sometimes the interruption is also caused due to Grid failure of
OPTCL.
       Demand charges are calculated as per the prescribed regulation/ notification
of the Hon‟ble Commission.


                                   For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                     Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                               Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                 (Commercial)

Copy to :
                             Shri M.V.Rao,
                             M/S. Utkal Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd, N/6
                             IRC Village, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar-751015.



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         BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
         BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHWAN,Unit-VIII,BHUBANESWAR.
                                                                 Case No.141 of 2009

In the matter of :            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                              Limited (WESCO)
                              And
In the matter of :            The Secretary
                              State Public Interest Protection Council,
                              “Lavanya Vihar” Sarbodaya Road, Puri-2
                              Under Kumbarpada P.S.
                              Dist:-Puri
Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11.
1.        SERVICE OF CONSUMER BILL & PASS BOOK :

         As far as the licensee is concerned bill is being served to the consumer in time
and adequate gestation period for making payment is given. As regards consumer
pass book a consumer can browse his billing and collection data from the company
website on his needs.Hence separate pass book is not required. The other suggestion
as given by the objector will be duly examined for consideration.
2.       INFRASTRUCTURE :
              It is not true that the licensee is not improving the infrastructure like
replacement of damaged poles, transformers & wires etc as objected by the licensee.
WESCO has availed System Improvement Loan from Rural Electrification Corporation
(REC) apart from counter part funding against APDRP Scheme for strengthening the
Net Work System. Prior to that in the IBRD scheme more than Rs.140 crores has
been expended for strengthening the system. Further, in the tariff order dated
20.03.2008 and 20.03.2009 Hon‟ble Commission has categorically directed all the
Distribution Companies to procure more than 2000 transformers, fencing of all the
substations, up-gradation of LT lines etc, for which separate escrow arrangement
was approved.
                                      For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                        Supply Company of Orissa Limited


Bhubaneswar                                     Dy. General Manager
Dated 27.01.2010                                   (Commercial)


C.C to                     The Secretary
                        State Public Interest Protection Council,
                        “Lavanya Vihar” Sarbodaya Road, Puri-2
                        Under Kumbarpada P.S.,Dist:-Puri for information.


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 BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
    BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAWAN, UNIT-VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                                    Case No. 141 of 2009


 In the matter of :            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                               Limited (WESCO)

                               And


 In the matter of :            Shri Shyam Sundar Pansari
                               President,
                               Western Orissa Cold Storage Association,
                               Baraipali, Sambalpur 768 006.


 Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
 Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
 11.


 1.     TARIFF OF AGRO-INDUSTRIAL CONSUMER :
        The suggestion of the objector for charing the agro industrial consumers like
 allied agro or 10 to 15 paise more is not acceptable. As they are coming under agro
 industrial tariff they should be charged with industrial tariff.
2.      Consumers in allied agriculture and allied agro-industrial categories.
        Hon‟ble   Commission     vide   its   Notification   dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
 necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
 Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
 Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
 created


        80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture
        80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities
        80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


        As per the previous notification WESCO has 31 nos (as of Nov-09 43 nos) of
 consumers in Agro based category in LT supply. These consumers now has to be bi
 furcated among Allied Agricultural Activities & Allied Agro Industrial Activities.
 Instruction has already given to the field units for making field verification of the
 above consumers, based on their verification as well as consumers representation
 necessary categorization will be made.



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        As regards to HT supply, at present WESCO has no consumers under the
above categories.


3.      Proposal of higher tariff
The proposal as suggested by the objector is not acceptable as the same are not
submitted with proper documentation.
4.      Quality of Supply

        For providing better quality of power supply, WESCO has taken up a lot of for
O & M works & S.I. works. During last FY 2009-10, WESCO has made uprating of
conductors from 34 to 55 mm2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55 to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and
100 to 232 mm2 whereever required, putting new transformers and up-gradation of
power transformers and distribution transformers (wherever necessary), installation
of breakers which will help in providing quality supply. Also WESCO has employed
more no. of Engineers, ITI s etc at field to maintain steady power supply.

        Further, prior to his no escrow relaxation were made by GRIDCO for doing
R&M expenses however, with interference of Hon‟ble Commission GRIDCO is giving
escrow relaxation by which maintance work will improve and impact on supply of
power will go up.


                                    For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                      Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                                   Dy. General Manager
27.01.2010                                      (Commercial)




C.C :                        Shri Shyam Sundar Pansari
                             President,
                             Western Orissa Cold Storage Association,
                             Baraipali, Sambalpur 768 006.




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BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
   BIDYUT NIYAMAK BHAVAN, UNIT VIII, BHUBANESWAR.

                                                                  Case No. 141 of 2009

In the matter of:            Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa
                             Limited (WESCO)

                              And

In the matter of:            Shri Govind Narayan Agrawal,
                             Convenor cum General Secretary
                             Sambalpur Dist. Consumers Federation
                             Balaji Mandir Bhawan, Khetrajpur, Sambalpur


Rejoinder to objections received by the Secretary, Orissa Electricity Regulatory
Commission against the Retail supply Tariff Application by WESCO for the year 2010-
11


1.    DISTRIBUTION LOSS :
      To reduce the distribution loss, WESCO has made several improvements in
the existing system network. Some of those are,
      a. One 33/11 KV transformers have commissioned during the FY 09-10
      b. 34 no. of 33/0.4 KV & 11/0.4 KV               distribution transformers have
           commissioned during FY 09-10 at different locations under WESCO
      c. 0.3 km new 33 KV lines are constructed
      d. 75.17 km new 11 KV lines are constructed
      e. 1.86 km new LT lines are constructed at different places
      f.   Conductor size have been uprated from 34 to 55 mm2, 34 to 80 mm2, 55
           to 80 mm2, 55 to 100 mm2 and 100 to 232 mm2 whereever required
      g. 15629 no. of electronic energy meters have been replaced against old
           defective meters to ascertain the actual consumption
      h. Rampant vigilance checking has been made in theft-porn area,
      i.   Audit Metering has been made for industrial consumers,
      j.   metering cubicle has been made for high-valued industrial consumers,
      k. Lots of system improvement Work has done during this financial year,
      l.   regularisation of unauthorized consumers through consumer camps,
      m. consumer awareness camps are conducted through NGOs to educate the
           consumers about safe-use of electricity.
      n. Spot billing extended to urban areas as well as rural areas and covered
           2,76,551 no. of consumers as on date, introduction of input base
           franchisee, installation of parallel meters and etc.
      o. Introduction of AMR installation at high-valued consumers.


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       But the massive rural electrification under RGGVY & BGJY has added
additional loss to the system and put the distribution loss at higher side. In those
cases, necessary steps are being taken and expected that the distribution loss will be
within the limit during the ensuing year.
       The above-mentioned activities as well as system improvement work will be
continued during this ensuing year and it is expected that the distribution loss will be
within the proposed limit.
       Further, administrative support from Govt. of Orissa is inevitable towards cut
of theft. At present the energy police stations are not functioning properly, only it is
in paper only.
2.     FIXING OF RESPONSIBILITY ON STAFF :
       Any employee who is involved with dishonesty activity, necessary disciplinary
action is being taken when noticed. If any public and consumer found that
employees indulge in illegal and dishonesty activity, the matter shall be brought to
the notice of the distribution licensee for making exemplary punishment to the
employee. Electricity Act 2003 (Sec 150) also provides for it.


3.     ERECTION OF 132/33 KV SUBSTATION :
       Erection of 132/33 KV substation is the responsibility of OPTCL. The licensee
is providing its all out support to OPTCL wherever needed. Almost in all the hearings
before Hon‟ble Commission the licensee is appraising its concern for early completion
of erection works.


4.     INTRODUCTION OF CATTLE FEED INDUSTRIES IN AGRO INDUSTRIAL
       CATEGORY:
       Hon‟ble    Commission       vide    its   Notification    dtd.19.10.2009   has   brought
necessary amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 which has been published in Orissa Gazette No. 1586 (Extra
Ordinary) dtd.26.10.2009. As per the notification the following categories has been
created


80(5)(i): Irrigation Pumping and Agriculture


80(5)(ii):Allied Agricultural Activities


This category relates to supply of power for Aquaculture (which includes Pisciculture/
Prawn culture), Horticulture, Floriculture, Sericulture, Animal Husbandry and Poultry.
Activities    such     as    ice    factories,        chilling     plants,   cold   storages,



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cattle/poultry/fish feed units and food /agri products processing units are
excluded.


80(5)(iii):Allied Agro-industrial Activities


        The above regulation amendment has been done by Hon‟ble Commission
through public notification, where opportunities were given to all the consumers of
the state for their suggestion/ objection. Therefore, with the consent of the
consumers, amendment to Regulation 80(5) of OERC Distribution (Condition of
Supply) Code 2004 has been made.


5.      METERING :
        The necessary information regarding metering has been provided in the OERC
form P-13.


6.      SECURITY DEPOSIT ACCOUNTING :
        The Annual accounts of the company are being prepared by the licnesee on
yearly basis with proper audit by statutory auditors. Interest @ 6% is being credited
to the consumers on 1st may of each year on the balance of SD as on 31 st march.
Therefore there is no scope of improper accounting of SD.


        As regards to money receipt for SD the consumer is supposed to keep it with
him like a FD certificate. The same should be produced in original at the time of
termination of agreement with the Distribution licensee.


7.      PROVISION FOR BAD & DOUBTFUL DEBT :
        WESCO has taken steps to collect the dues from its consumers. For
defaulting   consumers,     power    supply    has   been   disconnected   after   serving
disconnection notice. Also WESCO is organizing consumer / collection camp in
different areas to collect the dues and solve the dispute of the consumer if any at the
earliest.
        In the regulatory regime, Hon‟ble Commission had declared & directed to all
DISCOM‟s to carry out the receivable audit of the outstanding amount as on 31 Mar
2005 through outside agencies. Accordingly, they have recommended 19 Chartered
Accountant firms to conduct the same. All the Chartered Accountant firms have
already submitted their report to the Hon‟ble Commission with a copy to the
licensee. As per their report, the non-receivable amount as on 31.03.2005 is to the
tune of Rs. 453 crore. However, Hon‟ble Commission has approved only Rs. 89 Crore



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from 01.04.1999 to 31.03.2005 in the ARR. The difference of Rs. 365 crore is yet to
be factored in the truing up exercise.




                                    For and on behalf of Western Electricity
                                      Supply Company of Orissa Limited



Bhubaneswar                               Dy General Manager
27.01.2010                                (Commercial)




Copy to :
              Shri Govind Narayan Agrawal,
              Convenor cum General Secretary
              Sambalpur Dist. Consumers Federation
              Balaji Mandir Bhawan, Khetrajpur, Sambalpur


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         BEFORE THE ORISSA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION
                                   BHUBANESWAR


IN THE MATTER OF
                        Rejoinder to the objection raised by objectors against case
                        no.141/2009
                        AND
IN THE MATTER OF
                       Western Electricity Supply Company of Orissa Ltd (WESCO)
                       Regd. Office-Plot No.N1/22, IRC Village, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar.
                                                                   ---------Licensee
Affidavit verifying the Rejoinder to the Objection against Annual Revenue
Requirement and Tariff Application of WESCO.


I, Girish Chandra Mohanty, Son of late Gada Dhar Mohanty, aged about 56 years,
residing at Burla, Sambalpur, do hereby solemnly affirm and state as follows:-


I am the Dy. General Manager (Com) of the Western Electricity Supply Company of
Orissa Limited (WESCO), Regd. Office-Plot No.N1/22, IRC Village, Nayappli, Industrial
Estate, Bhubaneswar-751012.


The statements made above along with the annexures annexed to this application are
true to the best of my knowledge and the statements made are based on information and
records and I believe them to be true.




Bhubaneswar
Date 27.01.2010                                              DEPONENT
                                                            DGM (Com), WESCO




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