The Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) has proposed the tariff for electric vehicle (EV) and electric rickshaw charging infrastructure in the state. This has been passed in a revised version of total revenue requirement and tariff petition for the financial year FY 2019-20.
The proposed tariffs are:
- For low tension (LT) consumers, the existing monthly fixed charge for EV charging installations was ₹100 ($1.44) per kVA or ₹125 ($1.80) per kW of billing demand, and the per unit tariff was ₹6 ($0.086). According to the latest tariff petition, the fixed charge and per unit cost of charging would remain the same
- For high tension consumers, the existing monthly fixed charge for EV charging installations was ₹120 ($1.73) per kVA of billing demand, and the per unit tariff was ₹5.90 ($0.072). According to the latest tariff petition, the fixed charge and per unit cost of charging would remain the same for HT consumers as well
The petition also states that the determined tariff is applicable exclusively for EV charging stations. However, the tariff for other consumers who use electricity for charging private vehicles or rickshaws will be what’s applicable for the relevant category of metered connection from which the vehicle or rickshaws are being charged.
In March 2019, after receiving comments and views from stakeholders through a public hearing, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission had approved the tariffs for EV charging in Uttar Pradesh.
Recently, the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission set the tariff for EV charging in Chandigarh. The commission fixed tariff for supply of electricity through charging stations at ₹4 ($0.06)/kWh and ₹100 ($1.44) as a fixed monthly charge on electricity bill for the stations.
The Union Cabinet in March 2019, approved the proposal for the implementation of the second phase of the FAME India program, to promote electric mobility in the country. The program has a total budget of ₹100 billion ($1.41 billion).
Shaurya is a staff reporter at MercomIndia.com with experience working in the Indian solar energy industry for the past four years in various roles. Prior to joining Mercom, Shaurya worked with a renewable energy developer and a consulting company. Shaurya holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.