Vikash Sharma

In a major respite for consumers, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Tuesday announced a reduction in retail supply tariff in the domestic category.

As per the decision, the retail supply tariff for the domestic category has been reduced by 10 paise in each slab. Apart from this, the retail supply tariff of all other categories has not been revised.

For the last three years, the tariff in the above-mentioned category has remained unchanged. Similarly, the fixed monthly charges for BPL consumers have been reduced from Rs 80 to Rs 70 per month.

Other Major Announcements

The consumers, who opt for an E-bill, shall get a rebate of Rs 10 per bill

The premium of the Green Energy tariff has been reduced from 25 paise per unit to 20 paise per unit.

The EV charging tariff has been reduced from Rs 5.50 per unit to Rs 5 per unit.

The consumers with pre-paid meters shall get a 4 % rebate on the pre-paid amount and the LT domestic and single phase general purpose consumers shall continue to get a 4 % digital payment rebate

Rural LT domestic consumers shall get a rebate of 10 paise per unit if the bill is paid by the due date.

LT industrial (S) and LT industrial (M) supply consumers shall avail a rebate of 10 paise per unit for all the units consumed, if their monthly operating load factor is more than 40 % if paid within due date.

The commercial, industrial and consumers provided with smart meters having MD> 10KW, are eligible to get a ToD rebate of 10 paise per unit in energy charge during solar hours. The above consumers shall pay a ToD surcharge of 20 paise per unit during peak hours.

The hours in day have been defined as:

8 am to 4 pm: Solar hours

4 pm up to 6 pm: Normal hours

After 6 pm to 12 midnight: Peak hours

After 12 midnight before 8 am next day: Normal hours

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