Electricity consumers to pay more in Odisha from October 1

Bhubaneswar: Electricity consumers in Odisha will have to pay more towards power bills as the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) today approved a hike in energy tariff by 20 paise per unit for retail consumers.

However, the revised rates will not be applicable to Kutir Jyoti (BPL Consumers) and agricultural consumers.

While approving the average cost of supply as 524.62 paise for the FY 2020-21, the Commission has fixed 270 paise/unit up to 50 units, 450 paise/unit for the consumption above 50 units and up to 200 units, 550 paise/unit for the consumption above 200 units and up to 400 units and 590 paise/unit for the consumption above 400 units for the domestic category.

The revised rates will come into effect from October 1, 2020.

There is no change in meter rent, monthly minimum fixed charge (MMFC) and demand charge.

The OERC said 2% rebate over and above normal rebate will be allowed on the bill to the low transmission domestic and single phase general purpose category of consumers only over and above all the rebated who pay through digital means. This rebate will be applicable on the current month bill if paid in full.

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