Karnataka hikes power tariff by 40 paise per unit


Team Udayavani, Nov 5, 2020, 2:41 PM IST

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission on Wednesday announced a hike in the power tariff by 40 paise per unit. According to the order,  there has been a 40 paise increase per unit with an average increase of 5.4 per cent  against the Electrical Supply Companies’ (Escoms) demand for increase of 17.26 per cent in power tariff. The Escoms had sought an average hike of Rs 1.26 per unit.

The KERC has also allowed an increase in fixed charges of Rs 10/KW/HP/KVA for all categories and Rs 15/KW/HP for temporary category.

The order also allowed an increase in energy charges in the range of 20 paise to 25 paise per unit for all categories and 50 paise per unit for temporary category.

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