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Power Projects and Tariffs

The Maharashtra Electric Supply Corporation (MSEB) influences power tariffs in the city of Mumbai through the prices it charges for supplying power to BEST, BSES and their main supplier, the Tata Electricity Company (TEC). The tariff structure is controlled by central government and its agencies, which approve the rates at which MSEB buys power from primary producers.

The MSEB has a graded tariff structure, which is substantially lower for rural areas and agricultural users. In urban areas, domestic consumers are charged less per unit than commercial and industrial users. This tariff structure is passed on to consumers by utility companies like the BEST and BSES.

The data below is valid for December 1995. All the numbers mentioned here are under negotiation.
Project Owner Output (MW) Tariff (Rs/KWh) Buyer Status
Dahanu BSES 500 - - operational
Dabhol Enron 2450 1.891 MSEB in construction
Patalganga Reliance 447 1.41/1.482 MSEB in construction
Bhivpuri TEC 450 2.251 - in construction
Bhandaradara DLI (V. V. Rajadhyaksha) 12 2.382 MSEB approved
Bhadravati Ispat 1084 1.801 MSEB under consideration
Palghar BSES 495 - - under consideration
- BEST 380 - - planned

(1) Data from 1995, (2) Data from September 1998.

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