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KERC: Pay higher power bills from July 1

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Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has approved the proposal submitted by the electricity supply companies (Escoms) to revise the power tariff and pass on the fuel cost adjustment charges on to the consumers for the next six months — July to December.

According to the order, consumers in HESCOM limits for the fourth quarter will have to pay an adjustment of 27p/unit.

BESCOM is 31p per unit, Mescom 21p/unit and Gescom 26p/unit

The average consumer who uses 200 units will have to pay Rs. 40 more.


The recovery will be made on a per unit basis for the last two quarters of 2021–22 and will be reflected in the bills of the customers of the five ESCOMS in the coming quarter.

The KERC, in an order, has said, “There is an increase in the variable cost of thermal stations, ranging between 37 paise per unit to 49 paise per unit in respect of all the ESCOMS. The overall actual per unit power purchase cost incurred by the ESCOMS is also increased/decreased than the approved per unit power purchase cost, ranging between (-) 14 paise per unit to 29 paise per unit..”

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