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Electricity tariff hiked in Odisha: Know details

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Saturday hiked power tariff in the state by 30 paise per unit.

The OERC has hiked the overall retail supply tariff by 5.60 per cent. The hike in power tariff will come into effect from April 4, 2021.

As per the statement, the tariffs of BPL and irrigation consumers have remained unchanged.

The OERC said that there is no change in the Monthly Minimum Fixed Charge (MMFC), Demand Charge, and Meter Rent.

Now consumers will now have to pay Rs 3 per unit instead of Rs 2.70 per unit. Similarly, the revised rate for consumption of electricity between 50 to 200 units will now cost a consumer Rs 4. 80. Earlier, the consumers were paying Rs 4. 50 per unit between this range.

As per the revised power tariff, consumers will have to pay Rs 5.80 for 200 to 400 units and Rs 6.20 for over 400 units.

2 per cent rebate over and above normal rebate shall be allowed on the bill to the LT domestic and single phase general purpose category of consumers only who pay through digital means.

This rebate shall be applicable on the current month bill if paid in full. Also, 2 per cent rebate shall be allowed to all prepaid consumers on prepaid amount.

As per the OERC order, the charging of electric vehicles shall be treated as GP category.

The rural LT domestic consumers shall get 5 paise per unit rebate in addition to existing prompt payment rebate who draw their power through correct meter and pay bill in time.

There is a rise of 3 paise per unit in transmission tariff raising it to 28 paise per unit from 25 paise per unit.