New AERC notification reduces electricity charges by 20 paise

As per an Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) notification on 15 February 2021, a new set of tariff rules have been defined, with a reduction in electricity tariffs, effective from April 1, 2021.

Domestic and commercial category charges have been reduced by 20 paise per kWh, while charges for all other categories have been reduced by 15 paise per kWh.

There has been an overall decrease of 2% as compared to the existing tariff. Notably, fixed/demand charges have not been changed as the recovery of fixed cost is already on the lower side.

Public Notices were issued by APGCL, AEGCL, and APDCL inviting objections and suggestions from stakeholders. The AERC, after considering all representations and issues raised during the hearing and through written submissions, issued the tariff orders for 2021-22 on February 15, 2021.

The commission has approved the cumulative revenue requirement of Rs. 6,068 crore for APDCL for 2021-22. The average cost of supply works out to Rs 7.55 per kWh, as against APDCL’s proposal of Rs 8.23 per kWh.

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