CERC Ruling: SSNNL A Power-Generating Firm, Accounts To Be Audited
AHMEDABAD: Hydro power generated by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL) in Kevadia is set to get costlier.
Not only that, all the accounts related to power sale by SSNNL will be scrutinized by an independent regulator.
Capping a 10-year-old dispute, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) will now decide the tariff for electricity generated by two hydro power stations. Ruling that SSNNL is a power-generating company , CERC also directed that ” the costs, charges, expenses and accounts of SSNNL be scrutinized by an independent regulator to examine if the actual expenses incurred are passed on to consumers and tariff determined on prudence check.”
The order was passed last week. Currently , SSNNL is not accountable to any regulatory authority . The 1,450 (MW) hydro power generated from the River Bed Power House (RBPH) and Canal Head Power House (CHPH) on Narmada Dam is being distributed between three states Madhya Pradesh, Maha states Madhya rashtra and Gujarat in the ratio of 57:27:16. 57:27:16.