GURUGRAM: DHBVN has launched a voluntary disclosure scheme for 2018, under which, unauthorised consumers drawing from domestic, industrial and agricultural feeders can declare the power load they draw.
The scheme will enable the discom to make a fresh assessment of the difference between the load of power supply drawn by consumers on paper, and that in practice, giving a clearer picture of how the discom should augment its infrastructure.
“Consumers desirous of declaring their load will apply on the Nigam portal giving details of the load to be extended. There will be no need to submit the form for terms and conditions, or affidavits. However, the consumer will have to give an undertaking that they will abide by all terms and conditions of the power supply and would deposit the consumption security at new rates,” the discom order reads. “There is no need to submit test report up to 20 kW.”
As per officials, the consumer will have to show that the wiring for extending the load has to come from an authorised contractor. They will also have to submit an application for extension of supply beyond 20 kW of load, along with a test report. Officials also said no penalties will be charged on extended load during the operation of the scheme, valid till 31-07-2018. “The benefit of this scheme will be extended to consumers who are not defaulters and who have cleared all outstanding dues,” they said.
This scheme applies to agricultural feeders as well, through which motors used for irrigating fields are run. “The extension of the load will be regularised with the existing system, wherever spare capacity is available. In cases where the existing system can’t take up additional load declared by the consumer, the existing equipment/transformer will be augmented by the Nigam at its own cost,” the order further reads.
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