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APR 12 2017

KERC allows Escoms to be flexible in fixing high-tension commercial rates

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Wed 12th APR 2017

To discourage high-tenstion (HT) users, especially industrial units and companies, from moving towards open-access power purchases, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has allowed Escoms in the state to be flexible in fixing tariffs.

KERC is encouraging Escoms, especially HT Industry and HT Commercial categories, with a tariff increase for consumption in second slab (beyond one lakh units) to 50 per cent lesser than the increase in first slab (20 paise in second slab as against 40 paise in first slab). The ‘Time of Day’ tariff has been introduced for usage in the morning peak hours ie 6 am to 10 am. The incentive and penalty under ToD is Rs. 1 per unit.

For the HT industrial users in BBMP (Bengaluru city) and other City Municipal Corporation areas in Bescom, the increase in tariff is in the range of 20 paise per unit to 40 paise per unit. The new tariff will be Rs. 6.65 per unit (existing rate Rs. 6.25) for the first one lakh units and Rs. 6.95 per unit (existing rate Rs. 6.75) for consumption beyond one lakh units.

For the HT industrial users in all other areas of Bescom and in all areas of other Escoms, the increase in tariff is in the range of 20 paise per unit to 40 paise per unit. The new tariff will be Rs. 6.60 per unit (existing rate Rs. 6.20) for the first one lakh units and Rs. 6.80 per unit (existing rate Rs. 6.60) for consumption beyond one lakh units.

Commercial rates

For LT commercial category, the increase in tariff is 35 paise per unit. The new tariff in urban areas including BBMP (Bengaluru city) and other city corporation areas will be Rs. 7.50 per unit (existing rate of Rs. 7.15) for the first 50 units and Rs. 8.50 per unit (existing rate of Rs. 8.15) for consumption beyond 50 units. In the rural areas, the new rates will be Rs. 7 per unit for the first 50 units and Rs. 8 per unit for consumption beyond 50 units.

For the HT commercial users in BBMP and other city municipal corporation areas in Bescom, the increase in tariff is 20 to 40 paise per unit. The new tariff will be Rs. 8.45 per unit (existing rate of Rs. 8.05) for the first two lakh units and Rs. 8.55 per unit (existing rate of Rs. 8.35) for consumption beyond two lakh units.

For the HT commercial users in all other areas of Bescom and in all areas of other Escoms, the increase in tariff is 20 to 40 paise per unit. The new tariff will be Rs. 8.25 per unit (existing rate of Rs. 7.85 per unit) for the first two lakh units and Rs. 8.35 per unit (existing rate of Rs. 8.15 per unit) for consumption beyond two lakh units.

For LT consumers

The tariff for LT industrial consumers across the state has been increased by 10 to 20 paise per unit. The revised rates for LT industrial units in BBMP and other municipal corporation areas in Bescom will be Rs. 5.25 per unit (existing rate Rs. 5.10) for the first 500 units and Rs. 6.50 per unit (existing rate of Rs. 6.30) for consumption above 500 units.

In municipal corporation areas of other Escoms, the new rates will be Rs. 5.10 per unit (existing rate Rs. 4.95) for the first 500 units, Rs. 6.05 per unit (existing rate Rs. 5.85) for consumption from 501 to 1,000 units and Rs. 6.35 per unit(existing rate Rs. 6.15) for consumption above 1,000 units.

In all other areas, the new rates will be Rs. 5 per unit (existing rate Rs. 4.85) for the first 500 units, Rs. 5.90 per unit (existing rate Rs. 5.70) for consumption from 501 to 1,000 units and Rs. 6.20 per unit (existing rate Rs. 6) for consumption above 1,000 units.

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