UERC approves retail tariff hike for domestic consumers

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has approved a proposal by Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) to increase the retail power tariff in the state.

The retail power tariff for domestic consumers with over 200 units of electricity consumption has been increase by Rs 0.25 per unit. The new tariff will be effective from April 1, 2021. Meanwhile, electricity consumers in snow-bound districts and BPL families with electricity consumption of up to 100 units per month have been exempted from the power tariff hike. Besides this, the commission has introduced a prompt payment rebate of 1.25 per cent on the monthly bill in case of payments through digital modes such as credit cards, debit cards, UPI, and internet banking within 10 days from the date of issuance of the bill or bill date.