Thiruvananthapuram: The State Electricity Regulatory Commission has announced the hike in power tariff on Thursday. The hike is applicable to all section of consumers. An order has been issued on the same showing power hike from July 1.
Till 500 units, the present slab system will continue .As per the new tariff, the fixed charge for single phase would be Rs. 20 and for three phase it would be Rs 60.
The new hike for each slab per unit
0 to 40 units the hike is Rs 1.50
41 units – 80 units-Rs 1.90
81 units to 120 units-Rs 2.20
121 units to 150 units-Rs 2.40
151 units to 200 units-Rs 3.10
200 units to 300 units-Rs 3.50
300 units to 500 units-Rs 4.60 and
for use above 500 units its is Rs 6.50 per each unit.
There will be higher tariff for electricity consumption during peak hours. The time-of-the-day (ToD) metering service will be placed to rein in an unprecedented rise in peak-hour domestic consumption, sources said.
A deficiency of nearly 40 per cent rainfall since the onset of south west monsoon has badly hit power sector in the state which relies heavily on hydel sources. According to Electricity Minister Aryadan Muhammad, the storage level in reservoirs has come down to 16.43 per cent of their capacity by last week as against 40.61 per cent during the corresponding period last year.
The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) had proposed an upward revision of up to 30 percent in power tariff for all categories of consumers.
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