Reactive and Illegal Penalties for Free Consumers is one of the little-known issues by electricity subscribers, which encouraged me to write this article.
in paragraph 6446 of the Electricity Market Act no. 6446 published in the Official Gazette on 30 March 2013 and numbered 28603; "Free consumer: A real or legal person who has the right to choose his supplier because he or she has more consumption than the amount of electrical energy determined by the Board or is directly connected to the transmission system or has the legal personality of the organized industrial zone," he said.
While the free consumer application has been carried out for a long time, in particular, free consumers;
– In paragraph 5 of article 16 of the Electricity Market Customer Service Regulation
"The measurement system required to measure the amount of reactive energy, according to the relevant legislation; reactive energy tariff will not be applied to customers outside of subscribers are established.
Of these customers, those with installed power below 50 kVA; consume inductive reactive energy in excess of thirty-three percent of the amount of active energy they consume, or if they consume capacitive reactive energy in excess of twenty percent of the active energy amount; those with installed power of 50 kVA and above are obliged to pay the cost of reactive energy consumption if they consume inductive reactive energy in excess of twenty percent of the amount of active energy they consume or give capacitive reactive energy to the system in excess of fifteen percent of the amount of active energy…" Reactive energy accrual, which will be applied to consumers exceeding the reactive energy penalty criteria defined as reactive energy, is currently accrued to the consumer separately by licensed retail companies.
Reactive and Illegal Penalties for Free Consumers
Reactive Price and Free Consumer
That's the way it's supposed to be. However, due to the lack of any regulatory and enforcement instructions on the application; The confusion continues on the side of licensed retail companies and consumers when it comes to billing and tracking.
– Specified in article 13 and 14 of the Electricity Market Customer Service Regulation; With uses that meet the definitions specified in the descriptions of illegal and irregular electricity use;
It has not been determined which supplier or licensed distribution company is the interlocutor of the penalties to be accrued by the method of illegal tariffs and immeasable consumptions to be found from the power and time account in illegal use.
– In case of the counter not registering consumption or measuring incorrectly for any reason other than the defect of the customer specified in Article 19 and 20 of the Electricity Market Customer Service Regulation;
If an incomplete measurement is detected other than the customer's defect; in this case, the procedures under which the missing consumption will be accrued; work on what methods the licensee distribution company will follow must be completed urgently.
As it is known, the free consumer limit is reduced to 5,000 kwh per year; supplier companies continue to offer more advantageous offers in price competition; When significant increases in the number of free consumers come up, it will become more difficult to get out of this mess.