Power Tariff Hike in different States

Chandigarh – Power Tariff will increase by 27% from August

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 – APTEL favours discom’s appeal, tariffs may rise

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.

Power tariff hiked in Jharkhand wef August 2011

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)

Himachal Pradesh ups subsidy to cushion power tariff hike

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.

Karnataka – Energy Minister Signals Power Tariff Hike

The power tariff hike of 88 paise in Karnataka is crucial, as this is the only way the electricity supply companies (Escoms) can survive, opined energy minister Shobha Karandlaje, during the signing of power purchase agreement between the NTPC and five Escoms on a 100MW wind power project coming up at Guledagudda in Bagalkot district.

“The price of imported coal has skyrocketed and we procure huge tonnes of coal forRaichur and Bellary thermal plants. The farmers have to be given power, which is unaccounted and unmetered as of now. This puts the state distribution companies in a crisis. Hence, we have filed a tariff petition to the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) for an 88 paise hike,” said Karandlaje.

Assam – Power tariff hike likely from July 2011

Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) was granted permission by the Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) to effect a hike of 25 paisa per unit in power tariff for all categories of consumers, except those belonging to the below poverty line (BPL) category. For people of the BPL segment, the hike will be 15 paisa per unit