Petition No. 110/2011. Case: Bhopal-Dhule Transmission Company Limited, New Delhi Vs Sterlite Energy Limited, Bhubaneshwar and Ors.. Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

Case NumberPetition No. 110/2011
Party NameBhopal-Dhule Transmission Company Limited, New Delhi Vs Sterlite Energy Limited, Bhubaneshwar and Ors.
JudgesDr. Pramod Deo, Chairperson, Shri S. Jayaraman, and Shri V.S. Verma, Members
IssueElectricity Law
Judgement DateOctober 12, 2011
CourtCentral Electricity Regulatory Commission

Order:

  1. The Applicant Bhopal-Dhule Transmission Company Limited has filed this application under Section 14 read with Section 15 (1) of the Electricity Act, 2003 (the Act) to undertake the business of establishing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the transmission systems comprising the following elements:

    Transmission lines

    (i) Jabalpur-Bhopal 765 kV S/C transmission line (ACSR/AAAC Bersemis Quad) -286 kms;

    (ii) Bhopal-Indore 765 kV S/C transmission line (ACSR/AAAC Bersemis Quad)-181 kms;

    (iii) Bhopal-Bhopal (MPPTCL) 400 kV D/C Quad transmission line (ACSR/AAAC Moose)-10 kms;

    (iv) Aurangabad-Dhule (IPTC) 765 kV S/C transmission line (ACSR/AAAC Bersemis Quad)-232 kms;

    (v) Dhule (IPTC)-Vadodara 765 kV S/C transmission line (ACSR/AAAC Bersemis Quad)-276 kms;

    (vi) Dhule (IPTC)-Dhule (MSETCL) 400 kV Quad D/C transmission line (ACSR/AAAC Moose)-20 kms.

    Sub-station

    (i) Bhopal sub-station (2 x1500 MVA, 765/400 kV);

    (ii) Dhule (IPTC) sub-station (2 x 1500 MVA, 765/400 kV).

  2. The applicant has submitted that Ministry of Power, Government of India initiated a scheme for development of Independent Transmission Projects through private sector participation for evacuation of power from the generating station and transmission of power from pooling station to other grid stations up to load centers and system strengthening in India. The said projects were to be awarded to developers selected on the basis of tariff based competitive bidding process. Government of India, Ministry of Power, vide its Resolution No. 11.5.2005-PG(i) dated 17.4.2006 notified the 'Tariff based Competitive-bidding Guidelines for Transmission service' (hereinafter referred to as "the Guidelines") under Section 63 of the Act. In accordance with the Guidelines, the PFC Consulting Limited (PFCCL) was notified by Government of India, Ministry of Power vide Notification No. 11/12/2006-PG dated 1.7.2009 as the Bid Process Coordinator (BPC) for the purpose of selection of bidder as Transmission Service Provider (TSP) to establish the transmission system for "system strengthening for common WR and NR" through tariff based competitive bidding process.

  3. PFC Consulting Limited (PFCCL) in its capacity as BPC initiated the bid process on 2.3.2010 and completed the process on 28.1.2011 as per the Guidelines. M/s Sterlite Transmission Projects private Limited (STPPL) was selected as the successful bidder having quoted the lowest levelised transmission charge in order to establish...

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