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Regulatory Matters

Regulatory Matters

Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL):

REMC LTD through various legal counselors is facilitating Indian Railways in defending the legal cases filed before Hon’ble APTEL with Railways as Appellant/Respondent by utilizing available expertise in the ongoing cases related to Deemed Licensee status of Indian Railways, resistance in issuance of NOC in the state of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu & Chhattisgarh, imposition of various charges (Cross Subsidy Surcharge, additional surcharge, standby charges etc.) by some states on Indian Railways. REMC Ltd through these cases is helping Indian Railways in proliferating open access and to reduce financial burden caused due to imposition of such charges.

REMC LTD has been diligently expanding its legal capacity in contesting the legal cases filed by Railways as Petitioner on behalf of Indian Railways on various matters such as levy of Cross Subsidy Surcharge (CSS) & Open Access charges, issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) by state entities, provision of Back-up power supply, sharing of Stand by charges, implementation of Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) regulation of CERC on Indian Railways as deemed licensee etc.

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC):

Your company is facilitating crucial inputs with the help of available expertise in matters regarding termination of Agreement for Power Purchase (APP) with Open Access Generator selected by REMC LTD on behalf of Railway through open competitive bidding in various states and their different claims such as compensation & return of Performance Bank Guarantee (PBG) etc. As regard issues with BRBCL, REMC LTD is facilitating Railways in defending the matter regarding, approving/determining the capital cost and tariff of BRBCL plant, challenging the BRBCL’s COD certificates, invoking of Force Majeure clauses for BRBCL power and levying of transmission charges in proportion to the quantum of LTA capacity actually utilized by Railways. Railways as deemed licensee is also contesting the matter of applicability of DSM charges and sign change penalty charges as per CERC DSM regulation.

State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC):

REMC Ltd is also assisting Zonal Railways in defending matters related to issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) by state entities, forced arrangement of back-up power supply, imposition of CSS, additional surcharge, imbalance charges, Specific conditions for IR as deemed distribution licensee in the state, applicability of various open access charges as deemed licensee etc.