KSEB relaxes hike in power tariff

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) has made amends to the recommendations submitted to the regulatory commission for increasing power tariffs. While the board initially suggested collecting Rs 6.50 per unit from those who consume 220-250 units of electricity every month starting from this year, it has now slashed the rates to Rs. 5.50 per unit.

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission had informed the KSEB that the revised rates it had submitted earlier were unacceptable.

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At present, the electricity board is collecting only 75 per cent of the normal rates between 10 PM - 6 AM from consumers who come under the ‘time of the day metering’ policy. However it has suggested increasing this rate to 90 per cent. A final decision will be taken by the regulatory commission on this regard after considering the reviews from people.

So far the KSEB has been charging uniform rates for every unit from those who consume above 250 units of electricity per month. It recommended collecting Rs. 6.50 per unit from parties consuming above 200 units of electricity per month.

But the commission has red flagged the move, citing the sharp spike in the rates..

While 6 PM - 10 PM are regarded as the ‘peak hours’ of electricity consumption, 10 PM - 6 AM are considered as the ‘off-peak’ hours.

Justifying its decision to revise the rates, the KSEB points out that the consumption of electricity during off-peak hours have increased considerably, resulting in losses for the board.

Tweaks in the ‘time of the day meeting’ regulations will emerge as a major blow to the industries functioning in the nights.

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