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APR 15 2015

CERC fixes transmission charges for Powergids Nirul and Balipara substations

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Wed 15th APR 2015

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved transmission tariffs for Power Grid Corporation of India Limited’s (Powergrid) transmission assets under the “Provision of Spare Transformers and Reactor in the North-Eastern Region” scheme. 

The approved and claimed annual transmission charges are summarised in the table below:

CERC-approved annual transmission charges for Powergrid’s transmission systems (Rs million)





Claimed charges

Approved charges

Claimed charges

Approved charges

Asset-I: 1X16 MVA, 132/33 kV, 3 phase ICT at the Nirjuli substation

May 30, 2014





Asset-II: 1X63 MVAR, 420 kV bus reactor at the Balipara substation

April 1, 2014





ICT: Interconnecting transformer; COD: Commercial operation date

Source: CERC


The annual fixed charges allowed in the order will be applicable from the transmission system’s date of commercial operation. Besides, the commission has sought additional information from Powergrid such as date of commercial operation certificates of instant assets and regional load despatch centre certificates for charging of instant assets.


North-Eastern Region Power Grid Grid Transmission System Central Electricity Regulatory Commission Electricity Regulatory Commission PowerGrid transmission charges Power Electricity India

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