The Public Utilities Commission yesterday approved a new electricity tariff computing method effective from April 20th.
Accordingly the sector-wise billing method that existed previously will be in force again.
According to this method different unit fares will be charged for the different sectors of units of electricity consumed.
In this method the total fare is not computed by multiplying the total number of units consumed by the unit fare pertinent to the sector unit fare relevant to the total consumption of electricity.
Accordingly up to 30 units the fare will be charged at the rate of 3 rupees per unit.
From unit 31 to unit 60 inclusive electricity fare will be charged at the rate of 4 rupees and 70 cents per unit.
Accordingly up to 60 units there won’t be any electricity tariff increase.
However if more than 60 units are consumed, up to 60 units tariff should be paid at the rate of 10 rupees per unit.
Tariff from unit 61 to 90 inclusive will be at the rate of Rs. 12.
From unit 91 to unit 120 inclusive the bill would be at the rate of Rs. 26.50 per unit.
The PUC says that from unit 121 to unit 180 inclusive the fare would be at the rate of 30 rupees and 50 cents.
If the consumption is more than 180 units the charge will be at the rate of 42 rupees.
While the fuel adjustment fare up to 30 units is 25 per cent, the monthly stable fare will be 30 rupees.
From unit 31 to unit 60 the fuel adjustment fare is 35 per cent.
The monthly stable fare will be 60 rupees.
While from unit 61 up to unit 90 the fuel adjustment fare is 10 per cent, the stable fare will be 90 rupees.
The fuel adjustment fare from unit 91 to unit 120 and from unit 121 and unit 180 unit will be 40 per cent and the monthly stable fare too will be at the rate of 315 rupees.
If the units consumed is more than 180 units, although the fuel adjustment fare is 40 per cent, the monthly stable fare will be 420 rupees.