HPERC offers power tariff rebate to industries

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has decidedto offer power rebate to industries in the state to revive the economy and spur growth after damage due to Covid.

HPERC will be reducing the night-time charges across all categories of industrial consumers by 30 paisa per unit over and above the existing rates. The peak hour charges would also be reduced by 50 paisa per unit. For new industries which will start production and existing industries which go in for expansion, on or after June 1, 2021, the charges will be 15 per cent lower than the approved energy charges for a period of three years. Additionally, there will be no hike in tariff for the domestic and agriculture sectors and the government has made a provision of Rs 4,247.4 million subsidy for power consumption in these sectors.