Use electricity wisely, if not for the good of nature, for your own pocket then because power bills in Chandigarh are going to witness steep rise by 30% to 40%.
And the reason is steep increase in fuel and power purchase cost adjustment (FPPCA) charges.
The UT electricity department has imposed fuel and power purchase cost adjustment (FPPCA) charges on the existing tariff from 87 paise to a maximum of Rs 3.89 paise per unit under different slabs and categories. Due to which the power bills of the residents have been doubled for both commercial and residential consumers. The increase in FPPCA charges will reflect in the bills for February 1-March 31 period.
The increase in FPPCA charges will reflect in the bills for February 1-March 31 period.
The UT electricity department generates bills for domestic customers bi-monthly. Domestic consumers are divided into four groups of 50,000 each and pay bills in six cycles a year.
FPPCA is the difference of per unit actual cost of power purchased and per unit approved cost of power purchase.
How much is the increase in tariff?
|Slab||Increase in charges (per unit)|
|0-150 units||87 paise|
|151-400 units||Rs 1.63|
|above 400||Rs 1.72|
|Slab||Increase in charges per unit|
|0-150 units||Rs 1.67|
|151-400 units||Rs 1.79|
|above 400||Rs 3.89|
Source: HT Chandigarh
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