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Assam Govt Revises Electricity Tariff Effective April 1

As per today's AERC notification, a new set of tariff rules have been defined, with a reduction in electricity tariffs, effective from 1st April 2021.

Assam Govt Revises Electricity Tariff Effective April 1

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Feb 2021 12:04 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: Consumers in the state of Assam will witness a sigh of relief as power tariff in Assam is set to be reduced effective from April 1, 2021.

A press release stated that there is an overall decrease of 2.0% (~15 paise/unit) as compared to the existing tariff.

Taking to his Twitter handle Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Chairman, Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission wrote, "As per today's AERC notification, a new set of tariff rules have been defined, with a reduction in electricity tariffs, effective from 1st April 2021."


Meanwhile, the night off-Peak rebate has been retained at Rs. 2.00 per kWh, while the additional charges during peak hours have been increased from Rs. 1.50 per kWh to Rs. 2.00 per kWh, in order to further incentivise eligible consumer categories to shift more of their consumption from peak hours to night off-peak hours.

Notably, APDCL shall levy category-wise tariffs after adjusting the amount of category-wise subsidy, if provided by the Government of Assam.

Here is the below tariff approved for Assam Power Generation Company Limited (APGCL), Assam Electricity Grid Corporation Limited (AEGCL) and Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) for FY 2021-22, applicable with effect from April 1, 2021.


Sl. No.

Consumer Category

Existing Tariff

Increase/(Decrease) in Tariff

Revised tariff

Fixed Charges (Rs/kW/mth or Rs/kVA/mth)

Energy Charges

(paise per kWh)

Fixed Charges (Rs/kW/mth or Rs/kVA/mth)

Energy Charges

(paise per kWh)

Fixed Charges (Rs/kW/mth or Rs/kVA/mth)

Energy Charges

(paise per kWh)

LT Category

LT-1

Jeevan Dhara 0.5 kW

and 1 kWh/day

20

425

No Change

No Change

20

425

LT-II

Domestic A- below 5

kW

0 to 120 units per month

50

510

No Change

-20

50

490

121 to 240 units per

month

50

635

No Change

-20

50

615

Balance units

50

735

No Change

-20

50

715

LT-III

Domestic-B 5 kW and above up to 25 kW

50

695

No Change

-20

50

675

LT-IV

Commercial Load above 0.5 kW and up to

25 kW

130

740

No Change

-20

130

720

LT-V

General Purpose

Supply

A

Non-commercial and

Non-domestic users

145

630

No Change

-15

145

615

B

Government Primary and

Secondary / Higher Secondary Schools

70

630

No Change

-15

70

615

LT-VI

Public Lighting

120

640

No Change

-15

120

625

LT-VII

Agriculture upto 25 kW

45

445

No Change

-15

45

430

LT-

Small Industries Rural

50

490

No Change

-15

50

475


Sl. No.

Consumer Category

Existing Tariff

Increase/(Decrease) in Tariff

Revised tariff

Fixed Charges (Rs/kW/mth or Rs/kVA/mth)

Energy Charges (paise per

kWh)

Fixed Charges (Rs/kW/mth or Rs/kVA/mth)

Energy Charges (paise per

kWh)

Fixed Charges (Rs/kW/mth or Rs/kVA/mth)

Energy Charges (paise per

kWh)

VIII(i)

up to 25 kW

LT-

VIII(ii)

Small Industries Urban

up to 25 kW

60

515

No Change

-15

60

500

LT-IX

Temporary Supply

Domestic

85

924

No Change

-15

85

909

Non-Domestic Non-

Agriculture

135

1134

No Change

-15

135

1119

Agriculture

45

450

No Change

-15

45

435

LT-X

LT Electric Vehicles

Charging Stations

130

525

No Change

-15

130

510

HT Category

HT-I

HT Domestic above 25 kW (30 kVA)

50

695

No Change

-15

50

680

HT-II

HT commercial above

25 kW (30 kVA)

180

725

No Change

-15

180

710

HT-III

Public Water Works

135

620

No Change

-15

135

605

HT-IV

Bulk Supply above 25

kW (30 kVA)

-15

HT-IV(i)

Educational Institutions

130

660

No Change

-15

130

645

HT-IV(ii)

Others

180

735

No Change

-15

180

720

HT-V(A)

HT Small Industries

above 25 kW (30 kVA) and upto 50 kVA

70

560

No Change

-15

70

545

HT-V(B)

HT Industries-1 50 kVA

to 150 kVA

160

600

No Change

-15

160

585

HT-V(C)

HT Industries-II above

220

650

No Change

-15

220

635


Sl. No.

Consumer Category

Existing Tariff

Increase/(Decrease) in Tariff

Revised tariff

Fixed Charges (Rs/kW/mth or Rs/kVA/mth)

Energy Charges (paise per

kWh)

Fixed Charges (Rs/kW/mth or Rs/kVA/mth)

Energy Charges (paise per

kWh)

Fixed Charges (Rs/kW/mth or Rs/kVA/mth)

Energy Charges (paise per

kWh)

150 kVA (Option 1)

HT Industries-II above

150 kVA (Option 2)

300

610

No Change

-15

300

595

HT-VI

Tea, Coffee & Rubber

270

650

No Change

-15

270

635

HT-VII

Oil & Coal

300

755

No Change

-15

300

740

HT-VIII

HT Irrigation Load

above 25 kW (30 kVA)

65

595

No Change

-15

65

580

HT - IX

HT Temporary Supply

170

900

No Change

-15

170

885

HT – X

HT Electric

Crematorium

170

430

No Change

-15

170

415

HT – XI

HT Railway Traction

300

610

No Change

-15

300

595

HT-XII

Electric Vehicles Charging Station

160

675

No Change

-15

160

660


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