Electricity Regulatory Commission: The power grid cannot be "extracted" during the trial period

The new regulations issued by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission on the 19th will further ensure that the revenue generated by the power generating units during the "trial period" before entering the power grid is not "expropriated."

Before China's newly-built generating units formally enter the grid for commercial operation, they have a commissioning and operation period. However, in the past, the requirements for the on-grid tariffs during the commissioning period were not clear. It was only stipulated by the competent government departments or power generation enterprises and grid companies. Negotiate and confirm.

However, in actual operation, the national inspection conducted by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission from April to September last year found that a small number of power grid companies have extended the commissioning period and the price of commissioning electricity is zero, which violates the national electricity price policy and allows some new units to “white Power generation."

The "Administrative Measures for Entering and Withdrawing Commercial Units for Operation of Generator Sets" (hereinafter referred to as the "Measures") announced by the SERC yesterday clearly requires that the on-grid tariff for commissioning and operation of newly-built generator sets (referred to as "commissioning price") be based on the benchmarked on-grid tariffs for local coal-fired generating units. A certain percentage of execution. Among them, hydropower is implemented at 50% and thermal power at 80%.

Since the electricity purchased by the trial power grid enterprise's discounted price from the generator set is sold at the general power grid price, the discounted price and the normal on-grid price form a difference income to the grid. According to the previous requirements, this differential income needs to be distributed between the power grid and the generator set. However, in the aforementioned investigation, the SERC found that the relevant grid enterprise did not allocate the difference funds in accordance with the requirements of the market rules within a specified time.

According to the statistics of the Electricity Regulatory Commission's “Electric Power Supervision Annual Report 2010”, as of August 2010, the difference funds distributed by provincial grid power companies (except Inner Mongolia Electric Power Company) to power generation enterprises had only 156 million before special treatment. Yuan, but after inspection and treatment by the China Electricity Regulatory Commission, the difference was suddenly increased to 1.102 billion yuan (including power grid companies to refund payment to extend the commissioning period of power generation enterprises, commissioning of zero-cost electricity, etc.), which means that grid companies previously hidden 846 million yuan. Yuan did not allocate timely to power generation companies.

In order to prevent such a situation and maintain fair market conditions, the Measures require that 50% of the newly-commissioned generator set's commissioning period be included in the compensation fee for grid-connected power plant auxiliary services, and the rest be included in the income of the grid companies. Power grid companies should do a good job in the statistical work of the difference funds, manage the use of supplementary service compensation funds in accordance with the regulations, and file them with the corresponding power regulatory agencies on an annual basis.