From September 2011, Chandigarh residents will have to shell out 25-30 per cent more for consuming electricity. Having got the approval from Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission, the Chandigarh Administration is likely to implement the revised electricity tariff rates from first week of August. “Yes, the rates are definitely going to increase, but we are waiting for the final orders. Most probably, from first week of August, the new rates shall become effective,” Finance Secretary V K Singh told media.
As per the revised rates, a domestic consumer will have to pay Rs 2.10 per unit up to 150 units and for each unit above 150, the charges will be Rs 3.80 per unit. Currently, the rates are Rs 1.65 per unit up to 150 units and Rs 2.90 for each unit above it.
Delhi’s power consumers may have just moved an inch closer to a hike in tariff. An order passed by the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity on July 12 – in favour of private distribution companies BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna – could have a cascading effect on the new tariff expected next month. Consumers might end up paying as much as Rs 2,200 crore to discoms as recoveries.
Electricity bills will go up marginally from August 1 with the power regulator rejecting Jharkhand State Electricity Board’s (JSEB) demand of a 100 per cent increase in tariff, allowing only a modest average hike of around 18.5 per cent. According to the new tariff structure announced by Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC)
To cushion the impact of 12% power tariff hike announced for domestic consumers by HP State Electricity Regulatory Commission on Tuesday, a day later, the government has stepped in and hiked the power subsidy to Rs 166 crore, largely wiping out the additional burden on the domestic consumer. Making the subsidy announcement, chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said the government would bear the additional electricity tariff burden for the domestic consumer. The power subsidy bill would now increase from Rs 146 crore in 2010-11 to Rs 166 crore in 2011-12. The enhanced subsidy will ensure that the tariff increase for domestic consumers is marginal, said Dhumal.
Gurat hikes tariff
Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has decided to increase power tariff for consumers of state utilities and private power companies. The hike ranges between 2.63 per cent and 4.68 per cent of the current rates for different segment of consumers of power companies. GERC has allowed an average tariff hike of 13 paise per unit or 4.05 per cent of the existing tariff for the four state-owned power distribution companies.
The tariff for the consumers of Torrent Power in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar is hiked by an average of 4.68 per cent or 22 paise per unit, while in Surat the tariff is hiked by an average of 2.63 per cent or 12 paise per unit.
Rajasthan hikes power tariff
n domestic category, Consumers whose usage is above 50 units have further been divided into three slabs. Those with power consumption of more than 50 units and below 150 units per month will now have to pay Rs 4 per unit. For those whose usage is between 150 units and 300 units per month will be charged Rs 4.15 per unit and those above 300 units will be charged Rs 4.35 per unit. The fixed charges have also been revised accordingly. From the earlier Rs 105 per connection per month, it has been revised to Rs 140, Rs 150 and Rs 180 per connection respectively.
Under the non-domestic category, the charges for consumption up to first 100 units have been raised from existing Rs 4.50 per unit to Rs 5.10 unit. Those who consume between 100 units and 200 units will now be charged Rs 5.50 per unit instead of Rs 4.90 while those with more than 200 units of consumption will be charged Rs 5.90 instead of Rs 4.90 per unit. In the small industries category, consumers with connected load up to 5 KW, charges have been raised from existing Rs 3.50 per unit to Rs 4 per unit. For those with connected load above 5 KW but up to 18.65 KW, charges have been raised from existing Rs 3.50 per unit to Rs 4.35 per unit.
For the medium industries and bulk supply for mixed load, for LT and HT categories, charges have been raised from Rs 3.75 per unit to Rs 4.75 per unit. For LT category, fixed charges have been kept unchanged at Rs 50 per HP per month while for HT, fixed charges have been raised from Rs 80/kVA of Billing Demand per month to Rs 112/ KVA of Billing Demand per month. For the large industries, tariff have been raised from Rs 4.01 to Rs 5 per unit. Fixed charges have been raised from Rs 90 per KVA per month to Rs. 125.