Public EV Charging Stations Fall Under Commercial Tariff Category: TANGEDCO

Public EV Charging Stations Fall Under Commercial Tariff Category: TANGEDCO

According to the new order from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO), Public charging stations for electric vehicles across the State would fall under the commercial tariff category while private charging stations (PCS) at homes will be under domestic tariff.

TangedcoTANGEDCO said that the present tariff would be followed until Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) decides the new appropriate tariff for EV charging.

The order stated, “As per the Tamil Nadu Electric Vehicle Policy, 2019, the tariff applicable for domestic consumption shall be applicable for the private charging station at home under Light Tention Tariff-IA. Typically, most of the slow charging or overnight charging for EV – two-wheelers, three-wheelers, or small four-wheelers – may be done from this domestic service connection. Private charging in case of offices, malls, gated community and others can be done in the common supply with the LT Tariff-V of TANGEDCO.”

Moreover, for commercial charging facilities, the order stated that service connection to the public charging stations, battery charging station, and battery swapping station should be effected under HT/LT commercial tariff category. Aiming at the updated guidelines for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles issued by the Ministry of Power dated October 1, 2019, it declared that every PCS would have an exclusive transformer with all related sub-station equipment, including safety appliances.

However, As per the notification of the Government of India, TANGEDCO is required to issue an E-invoice, with effect from 1st October 2020. All GST registered HT & LT consumers or suppliers are requested to verify their GST number in the HT & LT bills or Tax invoices. If the GST number is incorrect or not available, the consumers and suppliers are requested to approach TANGEDCO‘s related offices.

Also, the captive charging station setup exclusive for the EV, owned or contained by the owner of the charging station like government departments, corporate houses, and bus depots should not be used for commercial purposes.

The State government has been promoting electric vehicles as conceived in EV-Policy, 2019. Consequently, the government had recently passed an order for a 100 percent exemption of motor vehicle tax for battery-operated vehicles between 3rd November 2020, and 31st December 2022.

Furthermore, the Bi-Monthly domestic tariffs of the State of Tamil Nadu for Domestic LT in comparison to the other states is as follows: Tariff Comparison

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