INTRODUCTION


The commercial aspects of THDC India Limited are being looked after by Corporate Commercial Department. The major functions of Commercial Department are as under:
  • Signing of Power Purchase Agreements.
  • Allocation of Power.
  • Declaration of Units & Power Plants under Commercial Operation.
  • Filing of Tariff Petitions for operating stations before Hon’ble Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for determining the tariff and other related matters.
  • Dealing with the various regulatory issues such as comments on draft regulations, Long Term Access and miscellaneous petitions etc.
  • Raising of Energy and Associated bills.
  • Revenue realisation and other associated activities.
  • To build sustainable value base relationship with beneficiaries through mutual trust.
Hydro Projects under Operation and Maintenance
THDC India Limited is presently operating and maintaining two large Hydro Projects namely Tehri HPP (1000MW) and Koteshwar HEP (400 MW) in the state of Uttarakhand. Both the above projects are multipurpose projects, providing irrigation benefits to command area and drinking water to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Tehri HPP and Koteshwar HEP were synchronized with the Northern Grid and declared under Commercial Operation on 09.07.2007 and 01.04.2012 respectively. Tehri HPP and Koteshwar HEP are designed to generate 2797 MU and 1154.84MU annual electrical energy respectively.

The power generated from the above projects is being supplied to mainly Beneficiary States in Northern Region as per Power Purchase Agreements and allocation order issued by Ministry of Power, GoI. Out of the total energy injected from the above project, 12% free power is being supplied to Home State i.e Uttarakhand.

Besides the above, Dhukwan Small Hydro Project (24MW) has also been commissionedand declared under commercial on 13.05.2020.The power generated from Dhukwan SHP is being supplied to UttarPradesh.

Tariff
On the basis of prevailing Tariff Regulations, tariff in the form of Annual Fixed Cost for the Tehri HPP and Koteshwar HEP is approved by the Hon’ble CERC from time to time. The power from Dhukwan SHP is being supplied to Uttar Pradesh at fixed Tariff of Rs. 4.87/kWh.

Billing:
For Tehri HPP & Koteshwar HEP, energy bills are being raised on the beneficiaries of the projects on the basis of tariff approved by Hon’ble CERC and monthly Regional Energy Account issued by Northern Regional Power Committee (NRPC). In case of Dhukwan SHP, energy bills are being raised on the basis of monthly Energy Account issued by SLDC,UP and approved fixed tariff.

Wind Projects under operation and maintenance:
THDC India Limited is presently operating and maintaining two wind projects at Patan and Dwarka in Gujarat having installed capacity of 50 MW & 63 MW respectively.  The Wind Project at Patan was commissioned on 29.06.2016 and Dwarka was commissioned on 31.03.2017. The total power generated from above project is being supplied to Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) as per Power Purchase Agreements.

Tariff
The Power Purchase Agreements for the Patan and  Dwarka wind projects have been signed with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) at fixed tariff of Rs. 4.15/kWh and Rs. 4.19/kWh respectively for 25 years of the life of the projects.

Billing
Energy bills are being raised on Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) on the basis of approved fixed tariff and Energy Account issued by SLDC, Gujarat.

Solar Project under Operation & Maintenance
THDC India Limited is presently operating & maintaining a Solar Power Plant at Kasaragod, Kerala having installed capacity of 50MW. The above project was commissioned on 31.12.2020.

Tariff
The Power Purchase Agreement for the above plant has been signed with KSEB Ltd and total power generated from the above project is being supplied to Kerala State. Tariff of the above Solar  project is Rs. 3.10/kWh.