APTEL on July 21 had passed an interim order allowing increase of 52 paise per unit to Tata power and 41 paise per unit to Adani Power for the electricity produced from Mundra plant. In February Central Electricity Regulatory Commission in a split decision had accepted the plea of Adani and Tata for higher tariff following change in pricing regime by Indonesia for the coal export.
According to sources Government may file an affidavit in the APTEL reinforcing the CERC powers to revise tariffs in case of rise in input costs.
It may be mentioned that Tata and Adani have sought central government's intervention for resolving the issue of compensatory tariff from their power plants in Mundra after the Supreme Court put a stay on allowing such relief to these firms. Both the firms have sent a joint proposal to the Power Minister for his consideration.