Present Procedure: At present APERC approved new ISI methodology for estimating agricultural energy is being adopted which is summarized as follows:-
- Energy meters are installed at LV Side of sampled (selected) Agl. DTRs of different capacities in each Mandal of the Circle
- Monthly readings are taken manually and through MRI by an outsourcing agency till recently. Now it is instructed that AEs (Opn) shall take readings from here onwards.
- Out of the sample DTR readings obtained only valid DTR readings which shall be at least above 50% as per APERC directions will be taken into consideration for estimation of Agl. Consumption. 10% of total sampled DTRs in all capacities are to be changed from month to month for better projection of sampled consumption.
- LT line losses are deducted as per APERC guidelines communicated in which LT lines are classified into 9 groups based on DTR capacities and no of LT circuits and losses are fixed for each groups as follows.