The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved the tariffs for electric vehicle charging in the state. The decision was made after the commission held a public meeting with stakeholders on the matter in the first week of March.
Representatives from Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), Mahindra and UP Rajya Vidyut Upbhokta Parishad, were part of the meeting and shared their comments/views on the tariffs that were proposed by the commission earlier this year.
Mahindra Ltd. suggested, “The commission may consider a rationalised EV charging tariff of Rs 6/kWh and Rs 5.5/kWh for LT and HT public charging stations, respectively. Other submissions made include waiving fixed charges in case of load enhancement for EV charging for the first 2-3 years and considering open access for EV charging infrastructure through renewable energy IPPs.”
According to the tariff order, the tariff for EV charging applicable in the state has been approved as follows:
All metered residential consumers covered under LMV-1 (Light Motor Vehicle) category will be allowed to charge EVs at their residences as long as the EV charging load does not exceed the contracted load. Tariffs that are applicable as per the rate schedule will be applicable for EV charging as well.
Multi-Story Buildings: (covered under Light Motor Vehicles-1b and Heavy Vehicles-1b)
Residents in multi-story buildings are required to install an EV charging station which would have a separate connection. Tariff for such buildings is as follows:
Public Charging Stations: (covered under Low Tension and High Tension)
The tariff order also lists changes in energy charges based on the time of the day (TOD) and based on the seasons (winter and summer).
Consumers under other categories (any metered consumers of LMV-2(a), LMV2(c), LMV-4, LMV-6, LMV-7, LMV-8 (metered), LMV-9 (metered), HV-I (excluding multi-storey buildings covered under LMV-1b & HV-1b of the Rate Schedule), HV-2, HV- 3 and HV-4), will be charged as per the tariff applicable for their respective category. These consumers will not need to take a separate connection; they are allowed to charge vehicles within their respective connections, provided the load of EV does not exceed the connected or contracted load.
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