Discoms outstanding late payment surcharge dues dips to Rs 713 cr from Rs 5,058 cr – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Excellent dues of energy distribution firms in the direction of gencos declined sharply to Rs 713.29 crore on Friday from Rs 5,085.30 crore as of August 17 following a strict motion in opposition to defaulter utilities.
The defaulter utilities have been barred from buying and selling at energy exchanges underneath the Electrical energy (Late Fee Surcharge and associated issues), Guidelines 2022 notified by the energy ministry in June 2022.
Final month, the nationwide grid operator Energy System Operation Company Ltd (POSOCO) requested three energy exchanges — IEX, PXIL and HPX — to limit electrical energy buying and selling by 27 discoms in 13 states having excellent dues in the direction of gencos.
The newest replace concerning late fee surcharge dues on PRAAPTI portal confirmed that three discoms in Karnataka and one in Jammu & Kashmir have complete excellent dues of Rs 713.29 crore on September 16, 2022. The excellent dues have been Rs 5,085.30 crore on August 17, 2022.
The PRAAPTI stands for Fee Ratification And Evaluation in Energy Procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of turbines.
The three discoms in Karnataka are Hubli Electrical energy Provide Firm Ltd (Rs 36.29 crore), Chamundeshwari Electrical energy Provide Company Ltd (Rs 10.49 crore) and Gulbarga Electrical energy Provide Firm Ltd (Rs 11.24 crore) as per the newest replace for September 16, 2022.
Jammu and Kashmir Energy Distribution Division owns Rs 655.26 crore as per the newest replace on PRAAPTI.
Below the fee safety mechanism, state utilities may be barred from buying and selling on electrical energy exchanges for non-payment of dues and different fees to gencos.
It says, “The provision of energy shall solely be made if an satisfactory fee safety mechanism is maintained or within the absence thereof, advance fee is made.”
The directive from POSOCO to Indian Power Alternate (IEX), Energy Alternate of India (PXIL) and Hindustan Energy Alternate (HPX) was given final month to limit buying and selling of electrical energy by utilities of 13 states, together with these in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
POSOCO, a public sector enterprise underneath the Union energy ministry, manages built-in operation of Indian energy system.
In a letter shot off to the three exchanges, POSOCO had stated that purchase and promote transactions in all merchandise of energy marketplace for the discoms (27 discoms in 13 states) shall be solely restricted until additional discover from the supply (of energy) date of August 19, 2022.
The letter had defined that the choice is taken in view of excellent of those utilities as per the data obtainable on PRAAPTI portal.


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