As per the ‘Report on Performance of State Power Utilities’ published by the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) based on the data given in the Annual Accounts of State Electricity Boards/unbundled utilities and Annual Resource Plans submitted to the Planning Commission by State Power Departments, the average cost of supply (ACS) of the utilities selling directly to consumers during the last five years is as under:
Average Cost of Supply
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for annual cost of supply in the last five years is 8.36%.
Increase in tariff of different categories of consumers in various states is not uniform hence cannot be quantified accurately. However, the Average Revenue Realized (ARR) which is one such indicator for increase in power tariff, calculated without subsidy on input energy basis as per the report published by the PFC is as under:
Average revenue realized (without subsidy) (Rs./kwh)
ARR (without subsidy) has increased with a CAGR of 5.85% over the period 2007-08 to 2009-10.
The losses made by utilities selling directly to consumers during the past three years are as under:
Rs. In Crore
Profit/(Loss) after tax on accrual basis
Profit/(Loss) on subsidy received basis
The main reasons for poor financial health of State Power Utilities include non-revision of tariff/inadequate tariff increase, non-payment of subsidy amount, high technical and commercial losses etc.