No power tariff hike, slabs unchanged in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has declined to raise power tariff and retained the slabs of 2019-2020.

The regulatory commission decided not to change the slab category and the fixed charge, which was kept at Rs 110/KW/month. An urban domestic consumer would continue to pay at the rate of Rs 5.50 per unit for first 150 units, followed by Rs 6 per unit on consumption of 150-300 units. Likewise, for the slab between 301-500 units, a consumer would be required to pay at the rate of Rs 6.50. Consuming electricity above 500 units will require the consumer to shell out Rs 7 per unit. The tariff has also been kept unchanged for rural households and industrial units. In case of rural consumers, consumption up to first 100 units would invite Rs 3.35 per unit, followed by Rs 3.85 for consumption of 101-150 units.