Hike in electricity tariff in Odisha

PTI Bhubaneswar | Updated on March 22, 2013 Published on March 22, 2013

Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission, (OERC) on Friday announced an average 2.4 per cent hike in electricity tariff for 2013-14 from this year’s average retail supply rate.

The enhanced tariff, to be effective from April 1, was approved after OERC took into account the proposal filed by the utilities, advice of the State Advisory Committee, opinion of the state government and conducted public hearing.

As per the tariff order for 2013-4, a consumer is required to pay an average tariff of Rs 4.68 for consumption of 600 units, an OERC release said.

In domestic category, average tariff for consumption of 50 units, 100 units, 200 units, 300 units, 400 units, 500 units and 600 units increased from Rs 2.20 kwh to Rs 2.30 kwh, from Rs 3.05 kwh to Rs 3.15 kwh, Rs 3.48 kwh to Rs 3.58 kwh, Rs 3.95 kwh to Rs 4.05 kwh, Rs 4.19 to Rs 4.29 kwh and Rs 4.41 kwh to Rs 4.51 kwh and Rs 4.56 to Rs 4.66 respectively.

No hike is proposed in tariff for irrigation, pumping and agriculture and allied farming activities from the present level of 110 paise and 120 paise respectively for the consumers availing such power supply in LT, sources said.

Reliability surcharge has been introduced for such HT and EHT consumers availing power through dedicated feeder from grid/primary sub-station. Reconnection charges have been introduced for defaulting consumers who don’t pay electricity bill within due date and also not required to pay delayed payment surcharge (DPS).

Published on March 22, 2013
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