I have been informed that now it is possible to enter into an agreement with private operators in the field of power supply for industrial units as well as residential complexes provided the bulk demand is above certain limits. The cost of this power supply works out to be much cheaper than the rates charged by the respective state electricity boards or distribution companies.
Since some of the members are RWA president or secretaries in this circle, can any body please provice more details on this and whether some of the RWA's in Delhi/NCR had tried to do this in their respective societies? more
- avg basic cost of power purchased = Rs 3.15/unit
- Other charges consisting of transmission/transit losses, brokerage, wheeling charges etc came to around Rs 1.85/uni
- total cost of power purchased thus worked out to be Rs 5.0/unit
However, when I checked on the web, I noticed that the price of power from open grid varies between Rs 2 to Rs 5 on the same day depending upon the time and in that case, the average cost could be higher. Moreover, since the minimum contracted power is 1 MW, we will have to pay for this power even if we consume less at any time, particularly in day time as per the data collected us. Moreover, I understand that DHVBN will charge their minimum charges for the contracted power with them.
The initial expenses for installation of new meter will be around 10 lacs plus a security deposit of Rs 5 lacs. We were also told that only 1 week advance needs to be paid and not one month.
I would like to get confirmation on these points please. more
There used to be a power trading exchange but that got mothballed due to some operators indulging in sharp practices. more