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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Electricity tariffs for retail supply have been kept unchanged for 2018-19, informed director of the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC), Priyabrata Patnaik today.

The tariff order will be effective from April 1, 2018 for the financial year 2018-19, he added.

Moreover, one per cent rebate over and above the normal rebate will be provided to low transmission domestic category consumers who pay through digital means. “This rebate shall be applicable on the current month bill if paid in full,” Patnaik stated.

Besides, a special rebate in addition to other rebates will be given to low transmission single phase consumers if bills for 12 months of the financial year have been paid consistently within the due date.

Taking into account the proposal filed by the utilities, advice of the State Advisory Committee, opinion of the State government and outcome of public hearing, the OERC today passed the tariff Order for 2018-19 financial year, said the electricity regulatory body in a release.

The commission has approved the distribution loss of 21.32% against the proposed distribution loss of 26.32% by discoms.

Similarly, the commission has approved Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) loss of 22.11% instead of 28.13% proposed by discoms.

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