CIN No.: U40109PB20108GC033813

Proper implementation of Power Cuts to be imposed by Power Control Centre

PUNJAB STATE ELECTRICITY BOARD
PR Circular No. 05/2003
Dated: 5.6.2003

Memo No. 3096/3317/LD/PC-260 Dated 5.6.2003

Subject: Proper implementation of Power Cuts to be imposed by Power Control Centre.

In supersession of PR Circular No. 3/99 dated 12.05.99 and PR Circular No. 21/2002 dated 25.11.2002, the revised instructions on the cited subject depicting the scope of each category shall now be as under:-

Category-I 
URBAN/INDUSTRIAL FEEDERS

“The feeders which are feeding mixed load of domestic, commercial, industrial consumers including Arc/Induction Furnaces and Essential Industries fed through mixed feeders irrespective of the fact whether or not availing peak load exemption on payment of PLEC”.

Category-II

(a) 11/33/66/132/220KV Separate/Independent Feeders of consumers which have not been declared as continuous process by CE/SO&C and declared continuous process/Essential Industries which are not availing Peak Load Exemption on payment of PLEC.

(b) All Mixed Industrial Feeders having sanctioned Industrial load of 90% or more of the total connected load on the feeder with no Agriculture Connection (AP).

Further, it was desired vide PR Circular No. 21/2002 dated 25.11.2002 to review the status of all the Category-II Industrial Feeders/Predominantly Industrial Feeders and the Feeders not fulfilling the above said scope stand ceased to hold the status the category-II Industrial Feeders w.e.f. Ist, February, 2003. Some of the operation circles have got the eligible feeders declared as Category-II feeders from this office and the remaining concerned Dy.CEs/SEs/Op. are requested to get the needful done by furnishing the following information:

Sr.No. Name of the Sub-Stn. Name of the feeder along
Industrial with voltage class
Name of S/Divn./ Division Total Connected Load on the Connected feeder (KW)
load
(KW)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Percentage of
Industrial Load
of the total
connected load
Connected
GSC Load
(KW)
Percentage of
GSC Load of
total connected
load
Agricultural
Load (AP
Category)if
any (KW)
Load of any
other type
(KW)
6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

No. & date by which the feeder is declared as Category-II by this office shall be displayed on the concerned out going breaker at the Grid Sub-Station. Since release of new G.S.C. connections from declared Category-II feeder shall change the percentage of Industrial load so the status of these feeders may be reviewed regularly (at least ending March and September every year) and appropriate action ( for changing to Category-I ) be taken accordingly under intimation to this office. The responsibility for running ineligible feeders (as per the said scope) under Category-II feeders during power cut shall rest with the field organization.

Category-III: ARC/INDUCTION FURNACE CONSUFMERS FED THROUGH SEPARATE / INDEPENDENT FEEDERS.
“Separate/Independent feeders feeding only Arc/Induction furnace consumers”

CATEGORY-IV FEEDERS FEEDING ONLY CONTINUOUS PROCESS / ESSENTIAL INDUSTRIES

“Separate/Independent feeders of those Continuous Process/Essential Industries which have been declared as Continuous Process/Essential Industry and are availing exemption during Peak Load Hours Restrictions with the permission of this office and are paying Peak Load Exemption Charges (PLEC).

CATEGORY-V 24 HOURS URBAN PATTERN SUPPLY 3-PHASE 3-WIRE FEEDERS

This category shall cover all the 11KV 3-Phase 3-Wire feeders erected to give 24 Hours supply on Urban pattern to villages.

CATEGORY-VI 24 HOURS URBAN PATTERN SUPPLY 3-PHASE 4-WIRE FEEDERS

This category shall cover all the 11KV 3-Phase 4-Wire feeders erected to give 24 Hours supply on Urban pattern to villages.

NOTE: It is to be noted that such consumers who have obtained Peak Load Exemption under P.R.Circular No. 2/98 & are being fed through Separate/Independent feeders shall be subjected to Power Cut as per their Category, as & when announced by Power Controller.

Keeping in view the System conditions, the Power Controller, Patiala shall give the message(s) of Power Cut category-wise as & when required.

The above instructions shall come into force with immediate effect.

Sd/
Director/P.R.& C,
for Chief Engineer/SO&C,
PSEB, Patiala.

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