Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Fixation of Trading Margin) Regulations, 2010
Published vide Notification No. L-7/25(5)/2003-CERC, dated 11-1-2010
(a) "Act" means the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003);
(b) "Commission" means the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission referred to in sub-section (1) of Section 76 of the Act;
(c) "licensee" means the person who has been granted licence by the Commission to undertake inter-State trading in electricity;
(d) "Short Term Buy- Short Term Sell contract" means a contract where the duration of the power purchase agreement and power sale agreement is less than one year;
(e) "Ultimate buyer" includes a distribution licensee or a consumer.(2) Save as aforesaid and unless repugnant to the context or the subject-matter otherwise requires, words and expressions used in these regulations and not defined, but defined in the Act, or the rules or any other regulations made thereunder by the Commission shall have the meanings assigned to them respectively in the Act or the rules or the regulations. (3) The provisions of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (10 of 1897) as amended from time to time shall apply for the interpretation of these regulations as they apply for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament. 4. Trading Margin. - The licensee shall not charge trading margin exceeding seven (7.0) paise/kWh in case the sale price is exceeding Rupees three (3.0)/kWh and four (4.0) paise/kWh where the sale price is less than or equal to Rupees three (3.0)/kWh. This margin shall include all charges, except the charges for scheduled energy, open access and transmission losses. The trading margin shall be charged on the scheduled quantity of electricity: Provided that trading margin specified under these regulations shall be the cumulative value of the trading margin charged by all the traders involved in the chain of transactions between the generator and the ultimate buyer, that is to say, trading margin in case of multiple trader-to-trader transactions shall not exceed the ceiling trading margin specified under these regulations. Explanation : The charges for the open access include the transmission charge, operating charge and the application fee. 5. Repeal and Savings. - (1) Save as otherwise provided in these regulations, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Fixation of Trading Margin) Regulations, 2006 shall stand repealed from the date of commencement of these regulations. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal, anything done or purported to have been done under the repealed regulations shall be deemed to have been done or purported to have been done under these regulations.