Industry power tariff unchanged, subsidy for domestic consumers in Himachal

As per the tariff order issued by the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) for Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited (HPSEBL) for 2022-23, the tariff of the industrial sector has not been increased for the third consecutive year.

Electricity rates will remain unchanged for all categories except domestic and agriculture where the government has announced subsidised rates of Re 0.30 per unit for agriculture consumers and free electricity for domestic consumers having monthly consumption up to 60 units. Further, the subsidised rate of Re 1 per unit will be applicable for domestic consumers having monthly consumption up to 125 units. The new tariff rates will be applicable from April 1, 2022. The HPERC has also directed that all defence establishments will be charged at domestic rates. The commercial establishment within the defence cantonment area will, however, be charged at commercial rates.