AP hikes power tariffs by 15%
Himanshu Arora
March 31st, 2013

Power consumers in Andhra Pradesh will be charged more from April 1 with the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission passing a new tariff order for the next financial year.

Tariffs are up for all categories — low tension domestic, commercial and high tension industrial consumers.

The average hike is estimated at around 15 per cent. On an average, for low tension consumers it is up by 58 paise a unit; for high tension consumers, it is up by Rs 1.12 a unit and for LT commercial, it has gone up by Rs 1.13 a unit.

The HT general industrial category tariff has been hiked from Rs 4.80 a unit to Rs 5.73 .

In the domestic category, where consumption is less than 50 units a month, there is no change and consumers will continue to pay Rs 1.45 a unit. This means about 97.4 lakh of the 2.24 crore electricity users will benefit.

For ferro alloy units, the tariff has been hiked by 93 paise a unit to Rs 5.41.

The aggregate revenue by the discoms has been projected at Rs 40,639 crore. The total energy requirement is 89,845 million units.



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