Chandigarh: Haryana's power distribution company Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has proposed levying reliability charges for providing 24-hour supply to industrial consumers.

Apart from this, UHBVN has proposed introducing Time of Day (ToD) tariff for industrial consumers whereby it will charge more during peak hours and offer discount during non-peak hours in an attempt to bring improvement in overall power supply, UHBVN officials said in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

These proposals have been submitted by UHBVN to Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) along with Aggregate Revenue Requirement (ARR) for financial year 2013-14 for its approval, the officials said.

Once the power regulator gives its nod to these proposals, the high tension (HT) power users will get uninterrupted power supply, they said. "We have submitted innovative proposals (to HERC) for approval and these proposals will ensure round the clock power to industry and also bring balance in our load," Haryana Power Utilities Chairman and Managing Director Devender Singh told reporters.

These proposals assumes significance in the wake of severe power shortage being faced by the Haryana industry during summers, forcing the industrial units to either spend more on sourcing energy from outside or impose production cuts.

Under the first proposal, UHBVN has proposed to levy Rs 1.50 per unit as reliability charge (in addition to regular power tariff) for industrial consumers and they will get uninterrupted supply from discoms.

"We will charge extra from industry for supplying uninterrupted power and there will be no power cuts for them," Singh said. "Big companies like Maruti (Suzuki) and Manesar Industrial Association have also endorsed our proposal of charging extra for uninterrupted power," he added.


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