Rate for charging e-vehicles cut from Rs 8 to Rs 4.85 per unit

With the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) revising the power tariff on Monday, Bengalureans will have to pay 25 to 38 paise more per unit for power consumption.

According to the revision, if a household, for instance, consumes 130 units (falling under 101-200 units), it will have to pay 21 paise per unit more. So, its monthly bill will rise by Rs 27, including electricity tax (of five paise per unit).

Rajendra Cholan, Managing Director, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom), said around 40 to 50 percent of consumers in the city fall in the bracket of 100-200 units of monthly consumption.

To promote green energy and electric vehicles, a standard rate of Rs 4.80 has been fixed for electric charging instead of Rs 8 as announced before, Cholan said.

There is also no need of a license to install an electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the City, Cholan added.

Cholan added that while the Bescom would supply power at Rs 4.85 per unit, it would be up to the end user whether to use it for themselves or to sell it.

Since the Bescom has the highest number of consumers (covering 59%), the KERC has decided to pass on the incentive of timely payment by the Bescom to consumers.

“Those paying by debit or credit card will no longer bear the bank charges. Instead, the Bescom will bear it,” M K Shankarlinge Gowda, KERC chairman said.

The KERC has revised rates for the low tension (LT) industrial users in five BBMP and other municipal corporation areas of the Bescom at Rs 5.50 per unit for the first 500 units, Rs 6.75 per unit for consumption above 500 units.

Tariff for industrial users

For the high tension (HT) industrial users in the BBMP and other municipal corporation areas of the Bescom, the new tariff will be Rs 6.90 per unit for the first one lakh units, Rs 7.20 per unit for consumption beyond one lakh units.

For the HT industrial users in all other areas of the Bescom, the new tariff will be Rs 6.80 per unit for the first one lakh units of monthly consumption and Rs 7.00 per unit for consumption beyond one lakh units.

The commission has increased the tariff in the range of 20 to 25 paise per unit for the private educational institutions and private hospitals in the LT category.

The revised LT tariff in the BBMP, municipal corporation and urban local body areas of the Bescom is fixed at Rs 6.75 per unit for the first 200 units and Rs 8 per unit for consumption beyond 200 units.

BMRCL to pay less

After a request by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited, the KERC has reduced the tariff from Rs 6.25 to Rs 5 per unit.

With this, the Bescom and KERC anticipate a reduction in the metro ticket rates and that the passengers to benefit with this.

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