Bhubaneswar: Bringing relief to electricity consumers in Odisha, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) kept the power tariff unchanged for retail consumers.
Informing about the decision, the OERC Secretary Priyabrata Patnaik today stated the retail supply tariff for Odisha has remained unchanged for 2022-23 financial year.
The rural low transmission (LT) domestic consumers who consume power through correct meter and pay the bill in time will get rebate of 10 paise per unit in addition to the existing rebate, Patnaik added.
Around 95 lakh electricity consumers in the State will be benefitted with the decision.
He further said 3% rebate over and above normal rebate will be allowed on the bill to the LT domestic and single phase general purpose category of consumers only and above all the rebates for payment through digital mode. Earlier, the rebate for online payment of power tariff was at 2%.
OPTCL transmission charge has remained unchanged at 28 paise per unit.
The bulk supply price of GRIDCO has been revised as follows: TPCODL – 300 paise per kWh, TPNODL – 321 paise per kWh, TPWODL – 360 paise per kWh and TPSODL – 227 paise per kWh.
The power purchase cost at GRIDCO end has been revised from 278.06 paise per unit to 297.69 paise per unit. Hence, the power purchase cost has gone up by 19.63 paise per unit, the OERC stated.
The mega lift consumers who are using electricity for irrigation purpose and connected either to HT or EHT system will be treated as general purpose (GP) consumers and will not pay any demand charges. Also, they will get additional rebate of Rs 2 per unit (kVAh) on the respective enrgy charges.
Charging electric vehicle through public charging system and station will be covered under general purpose category and single part tariff of Rs 5.50 per unit shall be applicable.
LT industrial (S) supply consumers will avail a rebate of 10 paisa per unit for all the units consumed if their monthly operating load factor is more than 60%.
The OERC Secrtary added the consumers of any category can get a green consumer certification by DISCOMs, if 100% of their power requirement is met from renewable sources by DISCOMs. The consumer has to pay additional 50 paise pee unit as premium over and above the normal rate of energy charges.
All the industrial consumers drawing power in EHT shall be elgible for a rebate of 10 paise per unit (kVAh) for the units consumed in excess of 80% of load factor.