Power tariff hiked by 9 paise per unit for next 4 months

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission has given nod to increase 9 paise per unit for the next four months as fuel surcharge. The renewed electricity price will be effective in the state from February 1 to May 31.

The fuel surcharge will be imposed on customers to incur the extra expenditures caused due to the price hike of fuel used in power production. The Kerala State Electricity Board requested the regulatory commission to allow the board to impose a surcharge to meet the expenses worth Rs 87 crore additionally spent for purchasing fuel from April 2022 to June 2022. In the last two years, the commission had dismissed the requests of the board to impose a surcharge on customers.

In June 2022, the board increased the electricity price by 25 paise in general.

The additional expense constituted Rs 18.10 crore from October 2021 to December 2021. This increased to Rs 16.05 crore during the period from January 2022 to March 2022.

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