The Fifth Amendment to Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions for Determination of Tariff for Wheeling and Retail Sale of Electricity) Regulation, 2005

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The erstwhile APERC (Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission) of the undivided Andhra Pradesh State notified the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions for Determination of Tariff for Wheeling and Retail Sale of Electricity) Regulation, 2005 (Regulation 4 of 2005) (hereinafter referred to as “the Principal Regulation”) which was published in the AP Extraordinary Gazette on 14.11.2005. The first amendment to the Principal Regulation was notified in the AP Extraordinary Gazette on 07.03.2014 (Regulation 1 of 2014) by the erstwhile APERC. This Notification was published on 05.02.2024.

The State’s APERC, formed after the division of Andhra Pradesh, adopted Regulations in 2014 and subsequent amendments. Distribution licensees requested changes like accounting for sales variations, recognizing power purchase costs as working capital, allowing bad debts, and including contingency reserves. After reviewing DISCOMs’ requests, model regulations, and stakeholder feedback, APERC decided to amend its Regulations. Draft amendments were published for public input, and after considering comments from stakeholders, the Commission made decisions on the proposed changes. This amendment also notifies about Commissions Analysis and Decisions, Clause 5, Sub- clause 6. Do check the link given below to know in depth about the amendment.

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