Govt set to hike power tariff from next week
Thiruvananthapuram: The government is set to hike the power tariff from next week. The hike will be 10 percent for domestic consumers, according to the Kerala state electricity regulatory commission. The KSEB will convene a meeting today to discuss the possibility of load shedding due to the scanty rainfall the state is experiencing. KSEB chairman told Mathrubhumi News that the present situation will continue for 10 more days.
The Electricity Regulatory Commission that is set to announce the hike next week was the decision pending because of the Lok Sabha polls. The regulatory commission made it clear that the hike would be 20 paise to 40 paise for a unit. Majority consumers who consume electricity till 200 units will have to shell out 10 to 80 paise. And those consuming above 200 units will only have to bear a minor hike, is what the Board would demand in the meet.
Along with power tariff hike, the fixed charges too will be increased. Even if rain does not lash the state for the next 10 days there will be no power regulation till July 15, informed KSEB chairman N S Pillai. But if there exists a situation of acute power crisis for domestic consumers after July 15 then the board will meet on how to deal with the crisis.
The meeting that will be held today will also discuss the decreasing water level in dams and how to deal with it by way of load shedding.