Domestic consumers to bear brunt as Kerala plans power tariff hike


Domestic consumers to bear brunt as Kerala plans power tariff hike

Domestic consumers in the state may bear the brunt more as the government is set to hike the power tariff soon after the end of the ongoing assembly sessioDomestic consumers in the state may bear the brunt more as the government is set to hike the power tariff soon after the end of the ongoing assembly session

Sources in the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) told Express that the regulatory commission has finalised the new tariff — an 8-10 per cent increase from the current rate. here will not be any hike for commercial consumers as they have the option to buy power from other states at cheaper rates and utilise the KSEB’s network by paying wheeling charges.

The Board expects a revenue of Rs 1101.72 crore for the 2019-20 from the hike and Rs 700.44 crore for 2020-21.While the fixed charge for consumers in the VI-F to VII-A slabs was based on single and three- phase connections, consumption in kilowatts will determine it  Read More

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