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Tag: Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission

Power Tariff Hike
Electricity Tariff Hiked In Odisha; Revised Rates Applicable From April 4, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) on Saturday approved the proposal for hike in power tariff in the State by 30 paise per unit. As per an official statement, the tariff revision amounts to 5.60 % rise in the overall retail supply tariff. Now consumers will now have to pay Rs 3 per unit […]

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Power Tariff Hike: Electricity Consumers Urged To Observe 15-Minute Blackout In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As a mark of protest against the recent hike in power tariff, various electricity consumers forums have urged consumers to observe a 15-minute of voluntary blackout tomorrow from 6 PM to 6:15 PM. The Youth wing of Odisha Congress on Tuesday staged protest in front of the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) and demanded […]

Odisha Consumers To Pay Higher Electricity Bills From October 1
Odisha Consumers To Pay Higher Electricity Bills From October 1

Bhubaneswar: Power consumers in the State will now have to pay more as the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has hiked the power tariff by 20 paise per unit. The new tariff will come to effect in the State from October 1, 2020. However, the revised rates will not be applicable for Kutir Jyoti consumers […]

No power tariff hike in Odisha for 2020-2021 fiscal: OERC

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) Wednesday decided not to hike the power tariff for 2020-21 fiscal, official sources said. The retail supply tariff for the FY 2019-20 remains unchanged for 2020-21, an official release issued by the OERC said. The average cost of supply for FY 2020-21 will be 503.38 paise per unit […]

Odisha Consumers To Pay Higher Electricity Bills From October 1
Gridco Appeals OERC To Reconsider Hike In Power Tariff This Year

Bhubaneswar: The State-run power trading firm Gridco (Grid Corporation of Odisha Limited) has requested the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to reconsider its decision on hike in the power rates creating an apprehension that the electricity tariff may increase in the State this year. Citing revenue loss, the Gridco appealed before the OERC on August […]

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Relief for Odisha Consumers! No hike in power tariffs this year

Bhubaneswar: In what could come as good news for consumers of Odisha, electricity tariffs will remain unchanged in the State in the financial year 2019-20, informed Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) today. The tariff order is effective retrospectively from June 1, 2019. A notification regarding the 2019-20 tariff order, which was kept on hold as […]

Power, Electricity
No hike in power tariffs in 2018-19; rebates announced

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 […]

Power tariff revision: OERC to hear petitions of discoms from Feb 5

Bhubaneswar: Various power generating and distribution companies (discoms) have once again approached the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) seeking revision of electricity tariff and the hearings are scheduled to start from February 5. All the parties, including Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO), North Eastern Electricity Supply Company of Odisha Limited (NESCO) and Odisha Power Generation […]

SC upholds OERC order to cancel licenses of 3 Reliance Infra power discoms

Bhubaneswar: In a big blow to Reliance Infra, the Supreme Court today upheld the orders of Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to cancel licenses of three power distribution companies (discoms) NesCo, WesCo and SouthCo following their appeal to withdraw the decision. The Odisha power regulator on March 4, 2015 had revoked licenses of the three […]

Odisha introduces Net metering system in rooftop solar power plant

Bhubaneswar: The rooftop solar power plant project introduced by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) in August went a step further by inclusion of net metering system in the plant. Through net metering, the amount of solar power consumed by a house over the monthly billing period will be free. The consumers will only have […]

OERC takes another shot at privatising debt-ridden Cesu

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC), renewing its efforts to privatise Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (Cesu), substantial debts and arrears of the utility have emerged as biggest roadblocks as well as concerns. As the OERC issued a notification inviting bids to sell-off debt-ridden Cesu, the Electricity Consumer Association claimed that it […]

Electricity tariffs may see a hike soon

Bhubaneswar: Power tariffs may see an increment soon if the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) decides for another revision while hearing a petition to hike electricity charges on August 16. The development came after some electricity supplying companies including GRIDCO appealed the OERC to give an increment to the energy charges. A notification issued by […]

Public demand reversal in power tariff hike
Public outcry over power tariff hike

Berhampur: Not only the BJP Yuva Morcha is agitating here against the decision of the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to hike the electricity tariff, general public were also seen today demanding reversal in the decision of the commission. “The current power tariff is already hurting the electricity consumers and the increase in the tariff […]

BJPYM President Tankadhar Tripathy
Odisha BJP Yuva Morcha protests power tariff hike

Bhubaneswar: In protest of the hike in electricity tariff Odisha President of BJP Yuva Morcha (BJPYM), Tankadhar Tripathy, in a Press Meet in Sundargarh yesterday, slammed the government for hiking the price instead of finding ways to produce more electricity. Addressing media persons he said that there are many chances of producing electricity by traditional […]

Power, Electricity
OERC hikes electricity tariffs by average 1.44%

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) hiked electricity tariffs by an average 1.44% today. For domestic consumers the tariff for the first 50 units of consumption has been kept unchanged, while for subsequent units the rate has been increased by 10 paisa per unit for all retail consumers. Also Read: OERC begins hearing on […]

OERC begins hearing on possible power tariff hike

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) today started hearing the issue of electricity tariff revision for 2017-18. Headed by Chairperson U N Behera, OERC on the first day heard the proposals of the Odisha Hydropower Corporation (OHPC) and Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC). OHPC, a state-run undertaking, has submitted the annual revenue requirement (ARR) […]

Power producers urge OERC to hike tariff

Bhubaneswar: Power consumers in the State could face tough times ahead as two power producing companies have urged the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) to hike in power tariff. A public hearing will be organised today and carried out for the next 18 days before the OERC for determining the power tariff for consumers for […]

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UN Behera takes oath as OERC chairman

Bhubaneswar: Retired IAS officer UN Behera was administered oath of office and secrecy as the new chairman of Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) by Governor SC Jamir at the Raj Bhawan here today. Agriculture Production Commissioner Gagan Kumar Dhal, Principal Secretary Home Asit Tripathy, Principal Secretary, Energy, Rajesh Verma, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, GVV Sarma, […]

Opp demands judicial probe into Rs 480 cr bungling by discoms

Opposition BJP and Congress on Saturday demanded that a judicial commission must be constituted by the State government to probe alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 480 crore by the power distribution companies (discoms) in the State

Reliance discoms' plea rejected by tribunal

Bhubaneswar: In another setback to Reliance Infrastructure, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (ATE) rejected its stay plea on the revocation of licenses of its three discoms by OERC. The next hearing of the case has been scheduled on March 24, and in the meantime, the tribunal has asked both Reliance and OERC to furnish their […]