GUWAHATI: The Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) has announced that it will be levying a Fuel and Power Purchase Price Adjustment (FPPPA) charge of 50 paisa per unit on all categories of consumers on electricity bills for the months of January, February and March, 2023.
According to a notice issued by the APDCL, the levy has been made as per provisions of the Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (Fuel and Power Purchase Price Adjustment) Regulations, 2010.
The notice said that the relevant bills will be the ones generated in February, March and April. It also specified that "all adjustments regarding short/excess recovery due to seasonal variation of consumption within the stipulated period will be adjusted in subsequent periods or as may be directed by the AERC".
There are three categories of domestic consumers under the APDCL based on units of power consumed – one category of consumers (up to 120 units) is charged Rs 5.30 (less 75 paisa subsidy under a government scheme) per unit, the next category (121-240 units) is charged Rs 6.60 per unit and the last category (over 241 units) is charged Rs 7.60 per unit. An amount of 50 paisa per unit will be now added to these three rates.
The APDCL had previously hiked the power tariff by 30 paisa per unit for the month of November, 2022, which was realized in the bill generated in December, 2022.
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