Relief for Consumers: No Hike in Power Tariff in Gujarat for 2019-20


Relief for Consumers: No Hike in Power Tariff in Gujarat for 2019-20

In a big relief to electricity consumers in the state, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has said that there would be no power tariff increase for the financial year 2019-20 since no such hike was requested by distribution companies.

The GERC, in its order issued on Wednesday, said there would be no increase in power tariff for consumers of state-owned electricity distribution companies (discoms) and Torrent Power Limited (for Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar and Surat areas).

The order further stated that the number of slabs in residential tariff was reduced from five to four to simplify the present structure and energy charges for lift irrigation were brought down by 30paise per unit. Read More

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