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Power tariff up 22 paise/unit in Himachal Pradesh

Power tariff up 22 paise/unit in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has hiked power expenses through 22 paise consistent with unit for all classes of customers, besides electric vehicle-charging stations, for 2023-24.

The expenses for electric vehicle-charging stations had been extended through 12 paise consistent with unit. “The normal power tariff growth in phrases of percent is much less than four consistent with cent for 2023-24,” stated a press be aware issued through HPERC. The new expenses will come into impact from April 1.

Also, the customers will now no longer undergo any burden attributable to water cess imposed on hydroelectric initiatives because the authorities has in-precept determined to offer subsidy to neutralise the effect of cess on Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd (HPSEBL) customers. The fee labored out the effect of about Rs 1.20 to Rs 1.30 consistent with unit at the customer tariff because of water cess.

Besides, there was no growth withinside the fixed/call for expenses to be paid through the customers. “Considering the long-pending call for of business customers to lessen the agreement call for expenses, the call for expenses for the customers ruled thru two-element tariff had been decreased to eighty five consistent with cent of the agreement call for from the prevailing ninety consistent with cent,” the click be aware stated.

Besides, the fee has determined to preserve with the rebate of 15 consistent with cent being supplied to new industries and people doing vast expansion.

The fee has additionally authorised three consistent with cent rebate on power fee for customers availing pay as you go metering facility.

The fee has anticipated the Annual Revenue Requirement (ARR) of HPSEBL at Rs 6,595 crore for 2023-24. The common energy deliver value has been anticipated at Rs 5.eighty two consistent with unit. The press be aware stated that the country authorities could preserve giving the identical quantity of subsidy as ultimate 12 months to home and agriculture customers.a

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