APTEL allows Talwandi Sabo Power Nabha Power to pass pollution control costs as change in law relief

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has asked the Punjab government to allow investment made by Talwandi Sabo Power and Nabha Power as change-in-law relief.

This will allow the companies to recover costs for setting up FGD (flue-gas desulfurisation) mandated under the MoEFCC norms from tariff to be paid by the PSPCL. Earlier, the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) in its 2018 order rejected the relief sought by TSPL on the ground that its environment clearance envisaged installation of FGD and hence MoEFCC notification did not qualify as an event of change in law and compensation to the company for Rs 1,000-1,200 crore was rejected.

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