PSPCL revises rules for industrial connnections

PSPCL revises rules for industrial connnections

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Kuldip Bhatia

Ludhiana, May 14

To save industrial units from avoidable inconvenience and plug the loss of revenue arising from sudden disconnection of industrial power connections on the directions of government agencies such as the Punjab Pollution Control Board or other similar regulatory bodies, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued revised guidelines for disconnection and reconnection of industrial connections which would come in force with immediate effect.

In an office memo (373/377DD/SR-63 dated May 4, 2021), the PSPCL Chief Engineer/Commercial has directed that the issue of disconnection and reconnection of industrial units on notices issued by PPCB and other statutory bodies had been considered by the management and accordingly it had been decided that such industrial connections would be disconnected on the last day of the notice period served by PPCB, or any such body.

“Further, the field officers shall ensure that reconnection of such disconnected electricity connections will be carried out within 24 hours of the issuance of relevant NOC (no objection certificate) by PPCB or any other central/state authority which had issued directions for disconnection,” says the memo.

Online applications must for new connections

Meanwhile, PSPCL has made online submission of applications for new connections or extension of load above 50 kVA upto 100 kVA, mandatory with effect from April 30, 2021. Earlier, a ‘single window system’ (SWS) for new connection and extension of load above 100 kVA was put in place.

In a commercial circular (14/2021) the PSPCL has laid down – “Now in order to facilitate the consumers and to make the procedure more transparent and& fast; the registration of applications for new connection or extension of demand above 50 kVA upto 100 kVA has been made mandatory to be applied through online system only. This system shall cover the whole procedure right from online registration of application upto the release of connection.”

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