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Electricity Supply Code

Electricity Supply Code

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No.: JERC-11/2010:-
In exercise of power conferred by Section 181 (1) and 181 (2) readwith Section 50 and 43 (1), Section 44, Section 46, Section 47 (4) Section 56 of ElectricityAct, 2003 (36 of 2003) and all powers enabling it in this behalf and alsoin compliance of theMinistry or Power, Govt. of India’s (i) notification no. SO 790 (E) dated 8
June 2005 issuing“Electricity (Removal of difficulties) Order 2005” for “Inclusions of measures to control theft of electricity in Electricity Supply Code”, and (ii) notification no. SO 798 (E) dated 9
June,2005 issuing Electricity (Removal of Difficulties) Eight Order, 2005 for obtaining supply of electricity at single point from the distribution licensee by the Cooperative Group HousingSocieties or by any person for their members or employees residing in the same premises,the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for the State of Goa and Union Territorieshereby makes the following Regulations on Electricity Supply Code governing supply of electricity by the licensees and procedure thereof, the powers, functions, and obligations of the licensees and the rights and obligations of the consumers and other matters connectedtherewith and incidental thereto.
CHAPTER –1:GENERAL1.1Short Title, Extent and Commencement
(1)These Regulations may be called the “Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission(Electricity Supply Code) Regulations, 2010”.(2)These Regulations shall come into force from the date of its publication in theofficial gazette.(3)These Regulations shall extend to the whole State of Goa and Union Territoriesof Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman &Diu, Puducherry and Lakshadweep.
(4)These Regulations shall apply to all distribution licensees and the consumers of electricity.
In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires:(a)
means The Electricity Act, 2003 (No. 36 of 2003) as amended from time totime.(b)
with its grammatical and cognate expressions means an agreemententered between the licensee and the consumer under these Regulations.(c)
means, electrical apparatus and includes all machines, fittings,accessories and appliances.(d)
‘Area of Supply’
means, the area within which a distribution licensee isauthorized by his license to supply electricity.(e)
‘Authorized officer’
means, the officer of the licensee authorized in this behalf bythe Appropriate Government or any other Administrative Authority under section135 (2) of the Act.(f)
means, an occurrence relating to the equipment for supply of theelectric energy including electrical line that prevents its normal functioning.(g)
‘Electricity Supply Code’
means, the Electricity Supply Code specified under section 50 of the Act.(h)
means, the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for the Stateof Goa and Union Territories.(i)
means, any wire, cable, bar, tube, rail or plate used for conductingelectrical energy and so arranged as to be electrically connected to a system.(j)
‘Connected Load’
means, aggregate of the manufacturer’s rating of all energyconsuming devices, in the consumer’s premises, which can be simultaneouslyused. This shall be expressed in kW, kVA or HP units and shall be determined asper the procedure laid down in these Regulations.(k)
means, any person who is supplied with electricity for his own use bya licensee engaged in the business of supplying electricity to the public under theAct or any other law for the time being in force and includes any person whosepremises are for the time being connected for the purpose of receiving electricitywith the works of a licensee, and covers such other person, as the case may be;
(i)‘Low Tension Consumer (LT Consumer)’
if he obtains supply from thelicensee at low voltage.
(ii) ‘High Tension Consumer (HT Consumer)’
if he obtains supply from thelicensee at High Voltage.
(iii) ‘Extra High Tension Consumer (EHT Consumer)’
if he obtains supplyfrom the licensee at Extra High Voltage.(l)
‘Consumer’s installation’
means, any composite electrical unit including electricwires, fittings, motors and apparatus, portable and stationary, erected and wiredby or on behalf of the consumer at the consumer’s premises.(m)
‘Contract demand’
means, the Loadin kW, kVA or HP, as the case may be,agreed to be supplied by the licensee and contracted by the consumerandspecified in the agreement (where 1HP = 0.746KWh).(n) ‘
Contracted Load’
means, the connected load which the consumer requires andas specifiedin the agreement or in the sanction accorded for the service.(o)
means any appliance for automatically interrupting the supply or flow of electrical energy through any conductor when the current rises above apredetermined quantum, and shall also include fusible cut-out.(p)
‘Date of commencement of supply’
means the date immediately following thedate of expiry of a period of three months from the date of intimation to anintending consumer of the availability of power or the date of actual availing of supply by such consumer, whichever is earlier.(q)
‘Demand Charge’
for a billing period means a charge levied on the consumer based on the contract demand or maximum demand calculated as per theprocedure provided in the Tariff Order of the Commission.(r)
‘Distribution main’
means the portion of any main with which a service line is, or is intended to be connected.(s)
‘Distribution System’
means the system of wires and associated facilitiesbetween the delivery points on the transmission lines or the generating stationconnection and the point of connection to the installation of the consumers;(t)
‘Earthed’ or ‘connected with earth’
means connected with the general mass of earth in such manner as to ensure at all times an immediate discharge of energywithout danger.(u)
‘Electric line’
means any line which is used for carrying electricity for anypurpose and includes –(i) any support for any such line, that is to say, any structure, tower, pole or other thing in, on, by or from which any such line is, or may be, supported, carriedor suspended; and(ii) any apparatus connected to any such line for the purpose of carryingelectricity;

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