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Power tariffs rise for consumers in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar

Torrent Power Limited (TPL)’s consumers having electricity consumption of more than 50 units in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar will have to pay more for the electricity they consume during 2021-22. There will, however, be no increase in tariff for consumers of the state-run Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited (UGVCL).

Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved raising of the energy charges for TPL’s residential consumers having monthly consumption between 51 to 200 units per month by 5 paise per unit.

“Power tariffs for all the remaining consumers, including residential consumers consuming electricity above 200 units per month are increased by 10 paise per unit,” the state power regulator said in a release issued on Monday.

The revised tariffs are applicable to TPL’s Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar supply area.

GERC, however, has kept the power tariffs unchanged for below poverty line (BPL) consumers and small residential consumers in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar who consume power upto 50 units per month. About 18% of TPL’s total consumers are covered under this category.

Similarly, there is no change in tariff for consumers covered under General Light Purpose (GLP) category, which includes charitable and not for profit institutions such as charitable hospitals, schools, crematoriums, and religious institutions.

“The electricity bill for those consuming 200 units will increase by about Rs 7.5 per month, while the hike works out to be Rs 17 per month for the minimum consumption of 300 units.

Source
ET Energy World
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