Licence for Bulk Supply Annexure


LICENCE UNDER RAJASTHAN POWER SECTOR REFORMS ACT, 1999
RERC/Transmission and Bulk Supply Licence  4/2001

LICENCE

LICENCE for Transmission and Bulk Supply of energy granted by the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission under the Rajasthan Power Sector Reforms Act, 1999.

LICENCE is hereby granted to Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RVPN) for Transmission and Bulk Supply of electricity in the area of Transmission and Bulk Supply as specified in clause 4, with the powers and upon terms and conditions specified hereinafter:

  

1. Short title

This licence may be cited as The Licence for Transmission and Bulk supply of electricity

2. Interpretation

In this licence -
(1)             The Act shall mean the Rajasthan Power Sector Reforms Act, 1999;
(2)             The expression the Licensee shall mean and include Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RVPN) and its assigns;
(3)             IE Act means Indian Electricity Act, 1910;
(4)             Discoms shall mean a company engaged primarily in the business of distribution & supply of electricity in its area of supply including Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (Ajmer Discom), Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (Jaipur Discom), Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (Jodhpur Discom) etc.; and
(5)             Other words and expressions have the same meaning as assigned to them in the Act or Rules & Regulations framed thereunder.
 

3. Security

Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited shall not be required to show that it is in a position to fully and efficiently discharge the duties and obligations imposed on it under the schedule of the IE Act as annexed to this licence (Appendix A) as Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited has been carrying out these activities since 19th July 2000.

Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited shall not be required to deposit any security, as Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited is a Nigam wholly owned by the Government of Rajasthan and specified as State Transmission Utility.
  

4. Area of Supply

The area within which the licensee is authorized to effect Transmission and Bulk Supply of electricity is the whole area of the State of Rajasthan, boundaries whereof have been delineated in the deposited maps.
             

5. Power to lay mains outside area of transmission and bulk supply

The Licensee, after obtaining necessary clearances from competent authority, may lay or erect electric transmission and supply-lines for the purpose of Transmission and Bulk Supply of electricity from a generating station or substation situated outside the area of supply to the boundary of the area of supply.
  

6.   Works

(1) The licensee shall carry out works in accordance with its perspective or annual investment plan, approved by the Commission.

(2) The provisions of sections 12 to 19 shall apply to licensee. However notwithstanding anything contained in sections 12 to 16 (both inclusive) and sections 18 & 19 of the IE Act, but without prejudice to the requirement of section 17 of the IE Act, where provision in such behalf is made in a sanctioned scheme, the RVPN or any officer(s) authorised by RVPN shall have all powers which the telegraph authority possesses under the Indian Telegraph Act 1885 for placing of electric supply lines, appliances and apparatus for intra-state Transmission and Bulk Supply of electricity or for the transmission of  telephonic or telegraphic communication, electric signalling communication etc., necessary for the proper coordination of the works of RVPN. 

(3) The licensee shall ,before laying down or placing , within 20 Kms. of any defence aerodrome and in all other areas which are falling within the respective local flying area of concerned IAF airfield , any electric supply line or other works , shall give not less than 30 days notice , in writing to the Air Force Authority , specifying

         a)            the course of the works or alterations proposed ,

b)            the manner in which the works are to be utilized,

c)            the amount and nature of  energy to be transmitted, &

d)            the extent to, and manner in, which(if at all) earth returns  are to be used,  

and the licensee shall conform with such reasonable requirements, either general or special, as may be laid down by the Air Force Authority within that period for preventing any damage /disruption within the affected area by such works or alterations.

  

7. Details of areas where supply of energy is to be effected compulsorily

 

(1)  The Licensee shall ensure bulk supply of electricity to other licensees in the State.

(2)  The Licensee shall comply with any directive in respect of Transmission and Bulk Supply of electricity, issued in public interest by the State Government or the
Commission.

(3)  If the Licensee fails to comply with the provisions of sub-clause 1 & 2 above, the Licence shall be liable to be   revoked. 

8. Nature of supply
Transmission of electricity by Licensee shall be three-phase 50 Hertz alternating current at 66 kV & higher voltages. Bulk supply to Discoms and other Licensees shall be 50 Hertz alternating current at 11kV & higher voltages. Supply for Railway Traction may be phase to phase 50 Hertz alternating current at 132 kV or such other Voltages as the Commission may permit. 

9. Appointment of electrical engineer

The Licensee shall employ a Resident Electrical Engineer (REE), who shall be overall in charge of Transmission and Bulk Supply of electricity in the area of supply of licensee. The REE shall possess a degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution or qualifications equivalent to such degree besides such practical experience as the State Government/ Commission may specify in this behalf.

  

10. Term of Licence

(1)  The term of this Licence shall be 30 years from 1st May 2001, which shall be extendable for subsequent term of 20 years each. Unless extended on the expiry of the term, the Licence shall be revoked as per provisions of Section 23 of the Act.


(2) 
In accordance with clause (d)(ii) of sub-section (2) of section 18 of the Act, it is hereby declared that the generating station to be used in connection with the undertaking shall not form part of the undertaking for Transmission and Bulk Supply for the purpose of purchase under section 23 of the Act.
 

11. Standards of performance

(1)  The standards of performance for Transmission and Bulk Supply of electricity, including those in respect of quality, continuity and reliability of Transmission and Bulk Supply to Licensees shall be as specified by the Commission & shall be subject to annual review.

(2)  The licensee shall submit draft standards of performance for the approval of the Commission within six months of grant of licence.

(3)  The licensee shall abide by the provisions of the Act, IE Act & rules and regulations framed there under subject to modifications made vide clause 13 of this Licence.

 

12. Grid Code

The Licensee shall submit to the Commission draft Grid Code (including Conditions of Supply) to be followed for transmission and bulk supply within a period of three months from the commencement of this licence, for approval of the Commission. Till Grid Code is approved, provisions on the analogy of bulk power transmission agreement between Power Grid Corporation of India and Licensee as also the load despatch and billing procedure of Northern Regional Electricity Board shall form the basis of bulk supply by licensee to discoms.


13. Additions to, variations from, and exceptions from the Schedule to the IE Act
In pursuance of section 18 of the Act, the Schedule to the IE Act shall be as added, varied or excepted and as attached to this licence (Appendix A) shall form part of the Licence. 

14. Sale of Plan

Copies of plan or Sections, such as are referred to in clause XVI of the Schedule to IE Act, (Appendix-A), shall be supplied to every applicant at a price of Rs.1.00 per thousand sq.cm. rounded upto next higher multiple of Rs.5.00.

Issued under my seal and signature  this day the 30th April 2001.

 

(Prabhat Dayal)
Secretary
Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission
for & on behalf of RERC

 

Appendix A

THE SCHEDULE

  

PROVISIONS OF SCHEDULE TO THE INDIAN ELECTRICITY ACT 1910   Forming PART OF DISTRIBUTION & SUPPLY LICENSE GRANTED TO RAJASTHAN VIDYUT PRASARAN NIGAM LIMITED WITH ADDITIONS, VARIATIONS OR EXCEPTIONS  INCORPORATED

  

  

  

  

 Accounts

  I.        Excepted

  

II.         Audit of accounts of licensee not being local authority:-              The following provisions as to the audit of accounts shall apply, namely :-

  

  

(a)                The annual statement of accounts of the undertaking shall, before being rendered under section 25 of the Act be examined and audited by such person as the Commission may appoint or approve in this behalf and the remuneration of the auditor shall be such as the Commission may direct, and his remuneration and all expenses incurred by him in or about the execution of the duties, limited to such an amount as the Commission may approve, shall be paid by the licensee on demand.

  

(b)             The licensee shall afford to the auditor, his clerks and assistants, access to all such books and documents relating to the undertaking as are necessary for the purposes of the audit, and shall, when required, furnish to them all vouchers and information (including technical data and statements of energy generated, purchased and sold) required for that purpose, and afford to them all facilities for the proper execution of their duty;

  

(c)             The audit shall be made and conducted in such manner as the Commission may direct;

  

(d)             Any report made by the auditor, or such portion thereof as the Commission may direct, shall be appended to the annual statement of accounts of the licensee, and shall thenceforth form part thereof;

  

(e)             Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this clause, the Commission may, if it thinks fit, accept the examination and audit of an audit or appointed by the licensee.

  

III.            Separate Accounts: - (1)       The licensee shall unless the Commission otherwise directs, at all times keep the accounts of the undertaking relating to the generation, purchase, supply or distribution of energy distinct from the accounts kept by him of any other undertaking or business.

 (2)      The licensee shall maintain separate accounts for business in respect of each licence.

  

  

Compulsory Works and Supply

  

IV.            Execution of work after commencement of licence:- The licence shall, within a period of three years  after the commencement of the Licence, execute to the satisfaction of the Commission  all such works [ ] as the State Government  may direct, by order in writing issued within six months of the date of the commencement of the Licence.

  

 V.            Provisions as to laying down of further distributing mains.-

 (1)             Where, after [ ] the commencement of the Licence, a requisition is made by two or more owners or occupiers of premises in or upon any street or part of a street within the area of supply or by the State Government or a local authority charged with the public lighting thereof, requiring the Licensee to provide distributing mains throughout such street    or part thereof, the Licensee shall comply within six months with the requisition, unless;-

  

  

(a)            Where it is made by such owners or occupiers as aforesaid , the owners or occupiers making  it do not, within fourteen clear days after service on them by the  Licensee of a notice in writing in this behalf, tender to the Licensee a written contract in a form approved by the [Commission] duly executed and with sufficient security binding themselves to take, or guaranteeing  that there shall be taken, a supply of energy for not less than two years to such amount as will in the  aggregate assure to the Licencee at the current rates charged by him, an annual revenue [, net of average cost of supply of electricity,] not exceeding fifteen per centum of the cost of the distributing mains (not including transformers and other  sub-station equipment) required to comply with the requisition: or

  

(b)             where it is made by the State Government  or a local authority, as the case may be, does not within the like period, tender a like contract binding itself to take a supply of energy for not less than seven years for the public lamps in such street or part thereof.

  

(2)            Where in other cases, two or more owners or occupiers in a locality make requisition; the provisions of sub clause (1) shall be applicable subject to right of way availability.  

  

(3)             Where any difference or dispute arises between the Licensee and such owners or occupiers as to the sufficiency of the security offered under this clause, or as to the cost of the distributing mains or as to the amount of energy to be taken or guaranteed as aforesaid, the matter shall be referred to the Electrical Inspector and decided by him.

  

(4)       Every requisition under this clause shall be signed by the maker or makers thereof and shall be served on the licensee.

  

(5)       Every requisition under this clause shall be in a form to be approved by Commission} and copies of form shall be kept at the office of licensee and   supplied free of charge to any applicant.

  

  

VI.            Requisition for supply to owners or occupiers in vicinity. - (1) Where, after distributing mains have been laid down under the provisions of clause IV and clause V and the supply of energy through those mains or any of them has commenced a requisition is made by the owner or occupier of any premises situate within the area of supply requiring the licensee to supply energy for such premises, from such mains the licensee shall, within one month from the making of the requisition, or within such longer period as the Electrical Inspector may allow supply, and, save in so far as he is prevented from doing so by cyclones, floods, storms or other occurrences beyond his control, continue to supply energy in accordance with the requisition:

  

Provided, first, that the licensee shall not be bound to comply with any such requisition unless and until the person making it-

(a)      Within fourteen days after the service on him by the licensee of a notice in writing in this behalf, tenders to the licensee a written contract, in a form approved by the [Commission] duly executed and with sufficient security, binding himself to take a supply of energy for not less than two years to such amount as will assure to the licensee at the current rates charged by him, an annual revenue [net of average cost of supply of electricity] not exceeding fifteen per    centum of the cost to the licensee of the service-line required to comply with the requisition, and

  

(b)      If required by the licensee so to do, pays to the licensee the cost of so much of any service-line as may be laid down or placed for the purpose of the supply upon the property in respect of which the requisition is made, and of so much of any service-line as it may be necessary for the said purposes to lay down or place beyond  one hundred feet from the licensees  distribution main, although  not on that property:

  

Provided, secondly, that the licensee shall be entitled to discontinue such supply-

  

(a)             if the owner or occupier  of the property to which the supply is made has not already given security, or if any security given by him has become invalid or insufficient, and such owner or occupier fails to furnish security or to make up the original security  to a sufficient amount, as the case may be, within seven days, after the service upon him of notice from the licensee requiring him so to do, or

(b)             if the owner or occupier of the property to which the supply is made adopts any appliance, or uses the energy supplied to him by the licensee for any purposes, or deals with it in any manner, so as unduly or improperly to interfere with the efficient supply of energy to any other person by the licensee, or

(c)       if the electric wires, fitting, works and apparatus in such property are not in good order and condition , and are consequently likely to affect injuriously the use of energy by the licensee, or by other persons, or

(d)      if the owner or occupier makes any alterations of, or additions to, any electric wires, fittings works or apparatus within  such property as aforesaid, and does not notify the same to the licensee before the same are connected to the source of supply, with a view to their  being examined and tested;  but the licensee shall reconnect the supply with all reasonable speed on the cessation of the act or default or both, as the case may be, which entitled him to discontinue it:

Provided, thirdly, that the maximum rate per unit of time at which the owner or occupier shall be entitled to be supplied with energy shall not exceed what is necessary for the maximum consumption on his premises, and, where the owner or occupier has required a licensee to supply him at a specified maximum rate, he shall not be entitled to alter that maximum, except after one months notice in writing to the licensee, and the licensee may recover from the owner or occupier any expenses incurred by him by reason of such alteration in respect of the service-lines by which energy is supplied to the property beyond one hundred feet from the licensees distributing main, or in respect of any fittings or apparatus of the licensee upon that property: and

  

            Provided, fourthly, that if any requisition is made for a supply of energy and the licensee can prove, to the satisfaction of the Electrical Inspector -

  

(a)            That the nearest distribution main is already loaded up to its full current-carrying capacity, or

(b)            That, in case of a larger amount of current being transmitted by it, the loss of pressure will seriously affect the efficiency of the supply to other consumers in the vicinity,

  

the licensee may refuse to accede to the requisition for such reasonable period, not exceeding six months, as such Inspector may  think sufficient for the purpose  of amending the distributing main or laying down or placing a further distributing main.

  

(2)              Any service line laid for the purpose of supply in pursuance of a requisition under sub-clause (1) shall, notwithstanding that a portion of it may have been paid for by the person making the requisition, be maintained by the licensee who shall also have the right to use it for the supply of energy to any other person.

  

(3)              Where any difference or dispute arises as to the amount of energy to be taken or guaranteed as aforesaid, or as to the cost of any service-line or as to the sufficiency of the security offered by any owner or occupier, (or as to the position of the meter board) or as to the improper use of energy, or to any alleged defect in any wires, fitting works of apparatus, or as to the amount of the expenses incurred under the third proviso to sub-clause (1), the matter shall be referred to the Electrical Inspector and decided by him.

  

(4)              Every requisition under this clause shall be signed by the maker or makers thereof and shall be served on the licensee.

  

(5)              Every requisition under this clause shall be in a form  to be approved by the Commission; and copies of the form shall be kept at the office of the licensee and supplied free of charge to any applicant.

  

VII. Further provisions as to laying of service lines: - The licensee shall, before commencing to lay down or place a service-line in any street in which a distributing main has not already been laid down or placed, serve upon the local authority (if any) and upon the owner or occupier of all premises abutting on so much of the street as lies between the points or origin and termination of the service-line so to be laid down or placed twenty-one days notice stating that the licensee intends to lay down or place a service-line, and intimating that, if within the said period the local authority  or any one or more of such owners or occupiers require, in accordance with the provisions of the  licence, that a supply shall be given for any public lamps or to their premises, as the case may be, necessary  distributing main will be laid down or placed by the licensee at the same time as the service-line.

  

VIII. Supply for public lamps. - (1) Where after distribution mains have been laid down under the provisions of clause IV or clause V and the supply of energy through those mains or any of them has commenced, a requisition is made by the State Government or by a local authority requiring the licensee to supply for a period of not less than seven years energy for any public lamps within the area of supply, the licensee shall supply, and, save in so far as he is prevented from doing so by cyclones, floods, storms or other occurrences beyond his control, continue to supply, energy for such lamps in such quantities as the Government or local authority, as the case may be, may require.

  

(1A) The State Government or, as the case may be , a local authority may require the licensee-

  

(a)             to provide the mains and other equipments for public lamps, and

(b)             to use for that purpose supports, if any, previously erected or set up by him for supply of energy.

  

(2)              The provisions of sub-clause (b) of the first proviso, of sub-clauses (c) and (d) of the second proviso and of the third and fourth proviso to sub-clause (1) and the provisions of sub-clauses (2) and (3)  of clause VI shall, so far as may be, apply to every case in which requisition for the supply  of energy is  made under this clause as if the State Government or local authority were on owner or occupier within the meaning of those provisions.

  

 IX. Special provisions applying to supply by bulk-licensees.- Excepted

  

Charges

X.     Methods of charging.-

(1) The tariff for supply of electricity and method of charging it shall be as determined by the Commission 

  

 

XI.            Omitted

  

XII.      Charge for supply for public lamps. -  The price to be charged by the licensee and to be paid to him for energy supplied for the public lamps and other charges to be paid to him in connection therewith and the mode in which those charges are to be ascertained, shall be as determined by the Commission.

  

Testing and inspection

  

XIII. Licensee to establish testing stations and keep instruments for testing.- The licensee shall establish at his own cost and keep in proper condition such number of testing stations, situated at such places or mobile units, as the State Government or Commission may direct for the purpose  of testing the pressure or periodicity of the supply of energy in the distributing main, and shall supply and keep in proper condition thereat, and on all premises from which he supplies energy, such instruments for testing as the Electrical Inspector  may approve, and shall supply energy to each testing station for the purpose of testing.

  

XIV. Facilities for testing.- The licensee shall afford to the Electrical Inspector or other person authorized by such Inspector all  facilities for inspection  and testing of his works and for the reading, testing and inspection of his instruments, and may, on each occasion of the testing of his works  and for the reading, testing and inspection of his instruments, and may, on each occasion of the testing of his works or the reading, testing or inspection of any instruments, be represented by an agent; who may be present, but shall not interfere with the reading, testing or inspection.

  

XV. Testing of works.- On the occasion of the testing of any works of the licensee by an Electrical Inspector or a person authorized by him in this behalf (hereinafter referred to as the authorized person) reasonable notice thereof shall be given to the licensee; and the testing shall be carried out at such suitable hours as, in the opinion  of the Electrical Inspector or the authorized person will least interfere  with the supply of energy by the licensee, and in such manner as the Electrical Inspector or the authorized person may think fit, but except under the provisions of an order made in each case in that behalf by the State Government or Commission, the Electrical Inspector or the authorized person shall not be entitled to have access to, or interfere with, the works of the licensee at any points other than those at which the licensee himself has access to the same.

  

            Provided that the licensee shall not be held responsible for any interruption or irregularity in the supply of energy which may be occasioned by, or required by the Electrical Inspector or the authorized person for the purpose of, any such testing as aforesaid;

  

            Provided, also, that the testing shall not be made in regard to any particular portion of the works oftener than once in any three months, unless in pursuance of an order made in each case in that behalf by the State Government or Commission.

  

XVI. Plan of area of supply to be made and kept open for inspection. -  (1) The licensee shall, after commencing to supply energy, forthwith cause a plan to be made of the area of supply, and shall cause to be marked thereon the alignments and, in the case of underground works, the approximate depth below the surface of all his then existing electric supply-lines, street-distributing boxes and other works, and shall once in every year cause that plan to be duly corrected so as to show the electric supply-lines, street-distributing boxes and other works for the time being in position. The licensee shall also, if so required by an Electrical Inspector cause to be made sections showing the approximate level of all his existing underground works other than service lines

  

(2) Every plan shall be drawn to such scale as the Commission may require provided that no scale shall be required unless maps of the locality of that scale are for the time being available to the public.

  

(3)              Every such section shall be drawn to horizontal and vertical scales, which shall be such as the Commission, may require.

(4)       Every plan and section so made or corrected, or a copy thereof, marked with the date when it was so made or corrected, shall be kept by the licensee at his principal office or place of business within the area of supply, and shall at all reasonable times be open to the inspection of all applicants, and copies thereof shall be supplied on such terms and conditions as may be notified by the Commission from time to time.

  

(4)              The licensee shall, if required by the Electrical Inspector and, where the licensee is not a local authority, by the local authority (if any) concerned, supply free of charge to such Electrical Inspector or local authority a copy of every such plan or section duly corrected so as to agree with the original kept at the principal office or place of business of the licensee.



Additional notice of certain works

  

XVII. Notice to Electrical Inspector. - On the day next preceding the commencement of any such works as are referred to in section 13 of the IE Act, the licensee shall, in addition to any other notices which he may be required to give, serve upon the Electrical Inspector, or such officer as the Commission may appoint in this behalf for the area of supply, a notice in writing stating that he is about to commence the works, and the nature and position of the same.



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