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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

TNEB (Electricity Board) Additional Deposit (ACCD) - What is ACCD & How to calculate ?


TNEB (Electricity Board) Additional Deposit (ACCD) - What is ACCD & How to calculate ?

Thank you all for the response and feedback for my earlier post about Electricity Usage Tariffs in TN. This post is in response to the query raised by Arun Kumar in my previous post. He has rightly pointed out that many people were puzzled about this Additional Deposit being charged by the TNEB and it is true that most of us didn't know how it is being calculated.  I just gone through few articles, TNEB sites and got to know few things about Additional Deposit, otherwise called as ACCD (Additional Current Consumption Deposit) which I am sharing below. All the points below were just my interpretation of the facts found in the sites referred at the bottom and I cannot assure the correctness of the same. 

What is ACCD & When it is assessed ? 
  • ACCD - Additional Current Consumption Deposit is like a caution deposit (Refundable) which is found in excess of what was already paid as "Consumption Deposit". The difference amount will be collected in the following manner.
  • The adequacy of security deposit may be reviewed and refixed once in a year in case of HT (High Tension) consumers and 
  • Once in every two years in case of LT (Low Tension) consumers.
  • It shall be made in the month of April / May 
  • Most of the home and domestic consumption were of LT and hence our household ACCD will be assessed once in two years.
Calculation of ACCD (Additional Deposit) Amount : 

The amount of security deposit shall be based on the periodicity of billing for the respective category.

A. For Monthly Billing Consumers : 

The Security Deposit is equivalent to two times of the monthly average of the electricity charges for the preceding twelve months.

Ie. ACCD = 2 x ( Total of Last 12 months Consumption Charges / 12 )

Amount to be collected now as ACCD = ACCD (As Calculated above) Less Current consumption deposit paid already.

Eg : If you paid Rs. 12,000 (Totally) for the past 12 months, then your average monthly EB Charges will come to Rs.1,000 per month. And the ACCD as calculated above will be Rs.2,000 ( 2 x Rs.1,000 ). If you have already paid Rs. 1,000 as consumption charge, the amount which you need to pay now is Rs.2,000 - Rs.1,000 = Rs.1,000.

B. For Bi-Monthly Billing Consumers (Most of the households and domestic usage comes under this category) :

The Security Deposit is equivalent to three times of the monthly average of the electricity charges for the preceding twelve months.

Ie. ACCD = 3 x ( Total of Last 12 months Consumption Charges / 12 )

Amount to be collected now as ACCD = ACCD (As Calculated above) Less Current consumption deposit paid already.

Eg : If you paid Rs. 12,000 (Totally) for the past 12 months, then your average monthly EB Charges will come to Rs.1,000 per month. And the ACCD as calculated above will be Rs.3,000 ( 3 x Rs.1,000 ). If you have already paid Rs. 1,000 as consumption charge, the amount which you need to pay now is Rs.3,000 - Rs.1,000 = Rs.2,000.

C. For Half-Yearly Billing Consumers : 


The security deposit is 
equivalent to seven times of the average charges per month.

Ie. ACCD = 7 x ( Total of Last 12 months Consumption Charges / 12 )

Amount to be collected now as ACCD = ACCD (As Calculated above) Less Current consumption deposit paid already.

Eg : If you paid Rs. 12,000 (Totally) for the past 12 months, then your average monthly EB Charges will come to Rs.1,000 per month. And the ACCD as calculated above will be Rs.7,000 ( 3 x Rs.1,000 ). If you have already paid Rs. 1,000 as consumption charge, the amount which you need to pay now is Rs.7,000 - Rs.1,000 = Rs.6,000.

Rules regarding the Additional Deposit : 

  • If available deposit is less than the revised Security deposit, the balance shall be collected as Additional Security deposit either through a separate notice or by a distinct entry in the consumer meter card for LT services. 
  • Thirty days notice period shall be allowed for the payment. 
  • If the payment is not received within the above period of thirty days, the service is liable for disconnection.
What if the available deposit (Already Paid) is in excess of what is being calculated as above ? 

  • If the amount of Security deposit held is found to be in excess of the requirement, the excess shall be adjusted against two future demands for the electricity supplied. 
  • Where, after such adjustment in future two demands, there is balance to be refunded, the refund shall be made by cheque before the due date for payment of the third demand.
Conclusion : 

Hope this post helps you to find out what is ACCD and how it is being calculated. As pointed above, these are just my own interpretations of the facts which I found through the sites reffered at the bottom. I request you all to cross-check the same with amount charged for you and let me know if it works fine . If any of you finds that the data which I provided is incorrect, feel free to mail me : innovativedeepak87@gmail.com. 

References : www.tneo.gov.in, www.tnebnet.org

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  2. Thanks Deepak for the post. Although the break-up of deposit is clear, it is still puzzling as to why the government needs to collect a deposit once in a few years unless there is a need for extra cash to buy extra power, which may be the result of improper forecasting and financial planning...just my thought. Thanks again for taking time to respond to the query. If the EB responds with half the interest, we won't have a power problem. Keep writing!!!

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  3. THanks Arun :) I also scouted for the reason behind, but couldn't get it. Even these details were available in bits and parcel. I put to-gether the facts took from few sites. Thanks !

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  4. Very informative :) Thanks for sharing about these terms :)

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  5. Hi Deepak,
    The split up and calculation of the ACCD is clear. But, when will it come back to our account? or when will they adjust in our EB account. your inputs are really appreciated

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  6. Aaal illadhe kadayile yeen tea aathanum? Kudukaadha currentku yen kaasu vaanganum?

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  7. Thanks Yuva Raj ! You mean the refund of the excess of deposit received by TNEB ? If so ,the detials of which were there in the last paragraph.

    If you mean the refund of the deposit as a whole, I am not sure. I have heard that it will be refunded only at the time of disconnection which will never happen :) It might happen only when we relocate to some other state.

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  8. Archana : Lol :) :) Certain questions can't be answered. This is one such question :) :) But we need to admit that we are not facing the power cuts these days in Chennai...

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  9. Hi ,
    I am from Anakaputhur,chennai and living in rental house. TNEB charged ACCD Rs.10835 for my rental house EB metter. I informed to house owner(B.ESWARAIAH) in this, he replayed me you have to pay ACCD depisit and also I will never give you that amount at the time of you vacate the house

    Please any one guide me, will what happen the deposit amount. Tenent can able to get back the refund amount direct from the TNEB at the time of vacate the rental house?

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  10. Prem : That supposed to be the question of thousands. As a tenant we can't get back the amount from TNEB while vacating the house. It is like the contract between the TNEB & Landlord and it will be refunded only when the service is surrendered on its entirety. Thats my view.

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  11. @ Mr.Deepak

    sir, there is any legal way is availabe? for getback the deposit amount from the landlord at the time of vacating the house?

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  12. Premkumar Mani, This problem is every where. House owners always like this. They want to six and relax and enjoy the incoming bread....

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  13. Thanks the page is crisp and informative.
    Is there an option to pay this online in TNEDB website?

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  14. Thanks Jenin.. Yeah I think we can pay online !

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  15. Deepak, I am staying abroad & I would like to know how to pay this amount. I did not find any option to pay this amount on the website. Could you pls guide me?
    PS: I usually pay my monthly bills online, but I dont find any option to pay this.

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  16. Deepak, I am staying abroad & I would like to know how to pay this amount. I did not find any option to pay this amount on the website. Could you pls guide me?
    PS: I usually pay my monthly bills online, but I dont find any option to pay this.

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  17. Hi Rakshitha,

    I believe we can't pay this online. Ask some of your neighbours / friends to go to JE office directly and pay by person.

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  18. Hi bro,u r lines r rlly informative & pls do the sm fr other qstns also, tnks once again.

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  20. Hi Viv, thanks. I have answered almost all the queries posted here. May i know whats the other questions ? I will respond...

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  21. Hi deepak, I am in abroad. I have been paying the EB bill for the past 1 year, and since I forgot to pay for 2 months, minimum due 20 Rs, and the additional deposit security, they have disconnected the connection. Is there any way, i can pay it online?

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  22. Hi Sunil... You can pay it online after creating an account with TNEB in the below link.

    https://www.tnebnet.org/awp/login

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  23. hi sir, in my electricity bill it says "security deposit required rs.4044.
    Security deposit already available: Rs.4869(includes int. @ 9%p.a. Rs.251).
    Excess security deposit eligible for bill adjustment/refund by the owner of s/c:Rs.825."
    sir what are rs.4044, rs. 4869, rs.251 and rs. 825? it would be kind of you if u explain me in detail sir

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  24. hi sir, in my electricity bill that I paid last month it says "security deposit required rs.4044.

    Security deposit already available: Rs.4869(includes int. @ 9%p.a. Rs.251).

    Excess security deposit eligible for bill adjustment/refund by the owner of s/c:Rs.825."

    In this same bill I have also been charged rs.427 as current consumption arrears. When there is excess of 825 as security deposit why have they charged rs.427 along with my current consumption charge which is rs.790?

    sir what are rs.4044, rs. 4869, rs.251, rs. 825 and rs. 427? it would be kind of you if u explain me in detail sir.

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  25. thank you so much giving information.we are also giving some information about tneb ,how to register ,pay amont. more details tneb online payment

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  26. very useful information thanks - rams new delhi

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  27. Please advise me the following:-
    I have rented out my property at poonamallee and paid electricity bill from 19.11.2012 onwards after getting possession of property. The 12 months average consumption is Rs.111.25 and TNEB site showing ACCD of Rs.3203/- from where can i get the refund of the same and what is the procedure. please explain
    with regards
    k. ramachandran, new delhi

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  28. I have rented a home in chennai.. the owner already has added the service number of our house to his login id.. is it possible for me to pay money through my login id without asking to deleting the service number from owner's id..




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  29. HI,
    In chennai some areas house owners collected electricity bill per unit 6-7 rupeees. How to stop the thiese activity. Normal peoples well known about all the electricity information, but they don't do anything. Please advise how to stop these activity.
    rahul

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  30. Shiva, that you should sort out with your house owner :( It is the contract between you and your landlord :(

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  31. Shiva, that you should sort out with your house owner :( It is the contract between you and your landlord :(

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  32. Good findings Deepak, my feedback on the system is
    1. There is no clarity on how much we paid previously some times it appears in the console, most of the time its not.
    2. Consumer is not having any benefit on paying this amount, none knows when we get the refund! of-course no one can surrender their EB connection back to TNEB.
    3. Monthly and Bi-monthly calculation logic is wrong, TNEB has to multiply bi monthly average by 2 not by 3. Since Bi monthly consumers already paying unit rates in Compound tariff basis. When you chose monthly option you dont need to pay over cap payments as what ever you consume above 400 units. it would be restricted. Very wrong logic and punishing consumers. TNEB rise lot of fund but all going in vein due to corruption, as usual its on Consumer's head. More tax, more tariffs, more pain for us.

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  33. Thanks Mr.Deepak,
    very useful when in need for a clarification.
    Is there a way to pay it online as lump sum equal to the given calculation voluntarily?!
    regards,
    nvs

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  34. NVS Sir, unfortunatly, there is no online payment mode for this ACCD. We need to pay this by person :(

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  37. Nice service. Please keep it up.

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  38. A very good article.But I have a doubt regarding the notice for my service no. "ACCD* AS ON Dt /SD Available for Refund or Adj.(Rs.) 3872 / NIL".
    Should I pay or I'l get refund?How?
    Since I pay online I was not able to refer EB workers.Thank you!!

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  39. Thank you very much, Namma Area Deepak..! You're doing great

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  40. Who should pay the TNEB Security Deposit ?. Tenant or the Landlord ?.

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  41. https://www.tnebnet.org/awp/login

    here you can pay eb bills for tamil nadu users

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  43. sir you are informing regarding accd on 05/06/2015,but last date due is 27/05/2015,it is happened in maduravoyal why? if we could not paid immediately they will disconnect, is it correct,

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  44. Clear explanation on ACCD of TNEB bill .Got it clarified in seconds. Thanks.

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  45. sir,

    Pls expalin my doubts.
    1. In case rented house, whos has to pay the ACCD Deposit amount , Rented person or House owner.
    2. if the rented person pay that ACCD DEPOST, , then when it will refund to the rented person

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  46. Sir.
    Your replies are very good.. Please continue the mission
    1. Is there any court judgement regarding ACCD Deposit.
    2. Any case pending in court.
    3.ACCD deposit is to be paid by tenant or opener.
    Please guide. Thanks.
    Prof. Salahudeen

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  47. Sir,
    Your replies are worthy. Please continue the mission.
    1. Is there any judgement regarding ACCD deposits.
    2. Is there any case pending on this.
    3. ACCD Deposit would not be returned unless connection is surrendered or shifted. Why TNEB do not clarify on this. Awaiting reply. Thanks in anticipation.
    Prof. Salahudeen

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  48. Very clear and precise explanation. Thanks for taking time out to publish this blog for everyone's benefit.

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  49. It is tenant should pay accd. Tenant should get consent letter from owner so it is calculated 3 times otherwise 6 times. Accd is additional current consumption deposit. If tenant is consuming more current than usual current , the tenant must pay with permission letter from owner 3 times. If owner did not provide a consent letter, 6 times of charges must be deposited by tenant.

    Security Deposit Guidelines - Tangedco - I am browsing [Security Deposit Guidelines - Tangedco]. Have a look at it! https://www.google.co.in/url?q=http://www.tangedco.gov.in/linkpdf/SecurityDeposit-2013.pdf&sa=U&ved=0CBQQFjAFahUKEwjRyoromdbHAhUOxY4KHeBCDpQ&usg=AFQjCNFL0H7u1dOu0L3KswUEYMwdGi1tcw

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  51. What happens to all the ACCD collected over the year, are they adjusted somewhere? I find it hard to believe that they will refund it on disconnection, come on this is electricity!

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  53. I intend to permanently disconnect one TNEB service connection in my name , procedure for getting the deposit refund

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  55. I am tenant in tamil nadu. Let me know rules and regulations to get single phase in my name. Kindly send necessary forms

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  58. Good Informative Post. Thank you

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  59. Thanks a lot for article Deepak . Keep up the good work . Can you also share some insight over CC Arrears charges in TNEB . That would be great!

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  60. Thank you so much. God bless you.

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  61. I am also waiting for arrears from Tneb for which I surrendered a service connection during 2016 middle

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  62. poor consumers are getting penalized unnecessarily with these charges which are not refundable anyway in near future. EB should insist these charges from consumers who do not have ontime payment track

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  63. Well and informative content given about TNEB (Electricity Board) Additional Deposit (ACCD) - What is ACCD & How to calculate. Thanks for given this information here about this blog.
    Flats in Dwarka Sector-5

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  64. Why anyone should pay the deposit.lts not fair.lnspite of the regular payments one has to pay additional also. must not squeeze the public.

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  65. Why anyone should pay the deposit.lts not fair.lnspite of the regular payments one has to pay additional also. must not squeeze the public.

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  66. I haven't paid ACCD for more than 8 months and I didn't face disconnection. Every 2 months I exclude ACCD month before I pay online.

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