In order to further improve the business environment and reduce the burden on end users, on August 20, Shanxi Provincial Development and Reform Commission issued a notice to cancel some monopoly service charges of power grid enterprises.

The notice points out that, in addition to charging system reserve fees, network passing fees from self owned power plants and high reliability power supply fees from multi circuit power supply users, the fees incurred for the provision of transmission and distribution and related services are included in the transmission and distribution costs, recovered through the transmission and distribution price, and shall not charge power users in disguised form in other names. Cancel the charging items such as substation interval occupation fee, metering device calibration fee and power load management terminal equipment fee charged by power grid enterprises to power users. Cancel the charge items such as electricity card replacement cost, power restoration fee, renaming and transfer fee that can be included in the basic service of power supply, as well as other monopoly charge items similar to the service content.

Shanxi comprehensively cleaned up unreasonable price increases in power supply links and cancelled some monopoly charging projects of power grid enterprises

The notice emphasizes that if the power grid enterprise has provided metering device calibration and power restoration services for power users for more than three times in the same year and is not the responsibility of the power grid enterprise, the relevant expenses shall be borne by the user. For the relevant service charges arising from the maintenance, inspection, relocation and maintenance of the power facilities with property rights belonging to the user, the owner and the service unit shall independently negotiate and agree on the relevant fees in accordance with the market-oriented principle. The power grid enterprise shall not force the owner to designate or select the service unit independently. The monopoly service charge items that power grid enterprises really need to retain shall be strictly managed and announced to the public in accordance with the pricing catalogue of Shanxi Province and the list of operating service charge items subject to government pricing, and actively accept social supervision; Items not included in the list shall not be charged.

Notice on matters related to clearing and standardizing charges for power grid and power transfer

Jfgsf [2018] No. 539

Municipal Development and reform commissions, State Grid Shanxi electric power company and Shanxi local electric power Co., Ltd.:

In order to thoroughly implement the target requirements of the central economic work conference on reducing the energy consumption cost of enterprises and the government work report on the average reduction of 10% in general industrial and commercial electricity prices, further improve the business environment and reduce the burden on end users, In accordance with the spirit of the notice of the general office of the national development and Reform Commission on matters related to clearing and standardizing the charges of power grid and power transfer links (fgbj [2018] No. 787), it is decided to clean and standardize the charges of power grid enterprises and power transfer links in our province. The relevant matters are hereby notified as follows.

1、 Cancel some monopoly service charging items of power grid enterprises

(1) In addition to charging the system reserve fee and network passing fee from the self owned power plant and the high reliability power supply fee from the multi circuit power supply users, the expenses incurred for the provision of transmission and distribution and related services shall be included in the transmission and distribution cost, recovered through the transmission and distribution price, and shall not charge the power users in disguised form under other names.

(2) Cancel the charging items such as substation interval occupation fee, metering device calibration fee and power load management terminal equipment fee charged by power grid enterprises to power users.

(3) Cancel the charge items such as electricity card replacement cost, power restoration fee, renaming and transfer fee that can be included in the basic service of power supply, as well as other monopoly charge items similar to the service content.

(4) If the power grid enterprise has provided metering device calibration and power restoration services for power users for more than three times in the same year and is not the responsibility of the power grid enterprise, the user shall bear the relevant expenses.

(5) For the relevant service charges arising from the maintenance, inspection, relocation and maintenance of the power facilities with property rights belonging to the user, the owner and the service unit shall independently negotiate and agree on the relevant fees in accordance with the market-oriented principle. The power grid enterprise shall not force the owner to designate or select the service unit independently.

(6) The monopoly service charge items that power grid enterprises really need to retain shall be strictly managed and announced to the public in accordance with the pricing catalogue of Shanxi Province and the list of operating service charge items subject to government pricing, and actively accept social supervision; Items not included in the list shall not be charged.

2、 Comprehensively clean up and standardize unreasonable price increases in power transfer links

(1) Encourage commercial complexes, industrial parks, residential properties, office buildings and other power transfer entities to voluntarily choose to transfer power grid enterprises for direct power supply. Power grid enterprises shall actively serve the power transfer subjects voluntarily handed over. If they have the transformation conditions of one household and one meter, they shall accept the power supply facilities in time, realize direct power supply as soon as possible, and settle the accounts according to the catalogue sales price of our province (except the market trading electricity).

(2) The power grids in the industrial parks are encouraged to be restructured into incremental distribution networks, and the distribution price and catalog sales price shall be implemented in accordance with the relevant provisions of the provincial incremental distribution network price management rules.

(3) For commercial complexes, industrial parks and office buildings that continue to implement power transfer, the main body of power transfer shall pay electricity charges to power grid enterprises in strict accordance with the catalog sales electricity price of our province (except market transaction electricity). After the general meter of power supply place is transferred, all end users (including public lighting, elevator, water supply and drainage, public air conditioning and self consumption of power supply main body, etc.) shall install electric energy meters respectively. The total amount of electricity charges charged by the sub power supply entity to all end users shall not exceed the total amount of electricity settlement invoices issued by the power grid enterprise. The specific electricity charge standard shall be determined by dividing the total amount of electricity settlement invoices issued by the power grid enterprise by all electricity consumption after dividing the total table. Electricity charges for public lighting, elevators, water supply and drainage, public air conditioning and other common facilities in power transfer places shall not be collected from end users (merchants and tenants) in the name of electricity charges, which can be negotiated and fairly shared by the power transfer subject and all end users through rent, property fee, service fee and other means.

(4) Commercial complexes, industrial parks, office buildings and other sub power supply entities shall set up bulletin boards in prominent places of their business places to publicize the copies of electricity bill settlement invoices issued by power grid enterprises, the power consumption details of all end users, the electricity fee standards charged to end users, the total electricity fee, the electricity fee allocation list of common facilities in sub power supply places, etc, Update all publicity contents within 10 working days after the power grid enterprise issues the electricity bill settlement invoice, and actively accept law enforcement inspection and user supervision.

(5) For residential properties that have enjoyed the 3 cents / kWh discount price policy, the end-user electricity price shall be implemented in strict accordance with the catalog sales price of our province, and other fees shall not be bundled from the end-user in the name of electricity fee.

(6) Before August 25, 2018, all sub power supply entities shall transmit the policies and measures for reducing general industrial and commercial electricity prices issued by our province this year to end users on time and in equal amount, and shall not be intercepted. From October 1, 2018, all power transfer entities shall strictly follow the above cleaning specifications and unreasonable price increase in power transfer links.

3、 Strictly implement the issued power grid fee clearing policy

(1) Power grid enterprises shall refund all the collected temporary power connection fees before August 20, 2018. If it cannot be returned due to customer cancellation and other reasons, the power grid enterprise shall make an announcement on the business outlets and local major media according to law and deal with it in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. If it is still unable to be returned after the limitation of action for creditor’s rights, the allowable income of power transmission and distribution shall be offset.

(2) Power grid enterprises shall report the list of grid connected self owned power plants in our province (distinguishing waste heat, residual pressure, residual gas self owned power plants and other two categories), the implementation of system standby fee and policy cross subsidy reduction and exemption policies, and the details of government funds and additional collection to our committee before August 25, 2018.

4、 Relevant requirements

Clearing and standardizing the charging of power grid and power transfer is an important measure to comprehensively implement the central economic work conference on reducing the energy consumption cost of enterprises and the government work report on the average reduction of 10% in general industrial and commercial electricity prices. It involves a wide range, has high social attention and is difficult to work. The competent price departments and power supply departments of all cities and counties (districts) shall carefully refer to the requirements of this circular, strengthen organization and leadership, closely coordinate and cooperate, strictly enforce the law and inspect, ensure the implementation of various measures, and effectively enhance the sense of access of end users.

(1) Clarify responsibilities. The competent price departments of all cities and counties (districts) shall perform the main responsibility of clearing and standardizing the charging of power transfer links in their own regions, organize the power supply departments to check the power transfer links, find out the bottom number, establish accounts, and report to our committee for filing before September 25 after being summarized by the competent price departments of all cities. To fulfill the main responsibility of clearing and standardizing the charging of power grid links in the system, power grid enterprises shall organize power supply departments at all levels to seriously carry out self-examination and self-cleaning of various charges in the system, guide municipal and county power supply departments, and closely cooperate with local price departments to clean up and standardize the specific work of charging of power transfer links in the region. The main body of power transfer shall strengthen the operation management of power transfer facilities, actively restrict costs, reduce power supply line losses and prevent leakage.

(2) Strengthen publicity. Price authorities at all levels and power grid enterprises shall publicize and interpret the electricity price policy, timely publish the electricity price policy documents issued by the state and our province through government portal, wechat client, news media, etc., so that end users and power transfer subjects are generally aware of the clearing and standardizing the charging policy for power transfer, so as to create a good public opinion atmosphere for electricity price management.

(3) Strengthen supervision. The competent price departments at all levels shall strengthen the supervision and inspection of unreasonable charges in the transfer of power supply, unblock the 12358 price reporting telephone, timely accept and verify the relevant reporting information, carry out law enforcement inspection in accordance with relevant laws and regulations, and seriously investigate and deal with price violations such as arbitrarily raising the price standard, taking a ride and forcibly apportioning charges without negotiation and consent. For enterprises and relevant persons in charge who increase prices in violation of regulations and fail to implement the national and provincial electricity price policies, establish credit files and dishonest blacklists, incorporate them into Shanxi Province’s credit information and national credit information sharing platform, publish them through “credit Shanxi” and “credit China” websites, and give joint punishment to enterprises and relevant persons in charge when handling administrative matters.

(4) This notice shall be implemented from the date of printing and distributing. If it is inconsistent with this notice before, it shall be implemented in accordance with the provisions of this notice. The competent price departments of all cities may supplement and improve the relevant contents of this notice in combination with the actual situation, and properly coordinate and deal with the disputes and contradictions.

Shanxi Provincial Development and Reform Commission

August 15, 2018

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