The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) today approved Retail Supply Tariff with a minimal rise of 30 paise per kWh (kilo watt hour) or one unit in energy charge across all categories of consumers excluding BPL and Irrigation consumers for the year 2021-22.
This amounts to a 5.60% rise in overall retail supply tariff, the OERC order said.
The new tariff will come into effect from April 4, it added.
The tariffs of BPL and Irrigation consumers have remained unchanged, the order said.
The OERC order says that there is no change in the Monthly Minimum Fixed Charge (MMFC), Demand Charge, and Meter Rent.
For all HT and EHT consumers kVAh (kilo volt ampere hour) billing has been introduced, it added.
Power factor penalty/incentive and reliability surcharge have been abolished, the order said.
The order further says that a 2% rebate over and above normal rebate shall be allowed on the bill to LT domestic and single-phase general purpose category of consumers only who pay through digital means. This rebate shall be applicable to the current month bill if paid in full.
The order says that a 2% rebate shall be allowed to all pre-paid consumers on the pre-paid amount.
However, charging of electric vehicles shall be treated as GP category, the order said.
The rural LT domestic consumer shall get 5 paise per unit rebate in addition to existing prompt payment rebate who draw their power through a correct meter and pay the bill in time.