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"Bengaluru implements new electricity tariffs"

"Bengaluru implements new electricity tariffs"

Mangalore Today News Network

Bengaluru, April 2, 2024: Beginning April 1, consumers in Bengaluru will experience a new electricity rate enforced by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC).

Karnataka new electricity tarif

The updated structure eliminates the previous tier system, imposing a uniform rate on all residential users. Previously, residential consumers fell into two categories based on their usage: 0-100 units and above 101 units.

However, the KERC has opted to remove this division, instituting a flat rate of Rs 5.90 per unit for all households, regardless of consumption levels, effective April 1.

With the revised tariff, households consuming over 100 units per month will now pay Rs 1.10 per unit, a significant reduction from the previous rate. This adjustment aims to provide relief to consumers. For example, a household consuming 210 units monthly will now pay approximately Rs 230, resulting in noticeable savings. Conversely, consumers utilizing less than 100 units per month will face a slight increase from the prior Rs 4.75 per unit.

Additionally, minor adjustments have been made across all consumer categories to accommodate the revised rates. For residential capacity users, the fixed charge has increased from Rs 110 to Rs 120 per kWh, starting from April onwards.

The reduction in rates extends to industrial consumers, benefiting small and very small industries (LT-5) as well as heavy industry (HT) consumers. Notably, the tariff for HT commercial customers has been reduced to Rs 1.25 per unit, while the demand charge stands at Rs 10 per kWh, offering relief to industries.

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