We’ve all heard the phrase “electricity bill.” It is a statement of the amount of money owed to the power company for electricity used during a specified time period, usually one month. It shows how much power we use in units, the cost per unit, and the total amount owed. To measure consumption, an electric meter is installed in our homes/offices, and the total bill is calculated based on the meter reading.
What is the APDCL Electricity Rate in 2022?
APDCL (Assam Power Distribution Company Limited) charges between Rs. 7.00 and Rs. 9.00 per unit of electricity. The APDCL electricity rate is as follows:
Slab Unit for Residential Use:
|Unit||Rate per unit (APDCL)|
|0 – 120||Rs. 4.9|
|121 – 240||Rs. 6.15|
Commercial Electricity Rate
- Fixed charge: Rs. 6.8 to Rs. 7.7
Agriculture Electricity Rate
- Fixed charge: Rs. 4.75
Assamese residents would face an 8% increase in power tariffs, amounting to an average increase of Rs. 0.59 per unit. The tax for FY 2022-23 is up around 8% over FY 2021-22, which translates to an average increase of Rs. 0.59 per unit.
The Following are the Main Tariff Changes:
- To close the Rs. 546 crore revenue gap, energy charges have been raised by 25 paise to 50 paise and fixed charges by Rs. 10 to Rs. 50/kW across different consumer categories.
- The Commission has granted the Oxygen manufacturing plants a 20% rebate on total energy charges in exchange for their continued contribution by supplying Oxygen during the Covid period.
- The Commission has also decided to classify Charitable Organizations involved in eradicating hunger, particularly among children, as General Purpose (b) and HT Bulk Supply.
To alleviate the burden on consumers, the Assam government has committed to providing Rs. 400 crores as Power Purchase Subsidy to APDCL in FY 2022-23. After accounting for the Rs. 400 crore subsidy, the net gap to be recovered through tariffs for FY 2022-23 comes to Rs. 546 crore. The average cost of supply (ACoS) for the fiscal year 2022-23 is Rs. 8.14 per kWh, compared to Rs. 9.25 per kWh proposed by APDCL. The tariff increased by about 8% overall.
APDCL Proposes a New Tariff for 2022: See the Revised Price
Domestic B customers will see a 1.50 percent increase in charges, with Rs 75 in fixed charges and Rs 8.25 in variable charges. Notably, the per-unit charges for customers receiving Jeevan Dhara subsidies have been proposed to rise from Rs 4.25 to Rs 6.00.
- Meanwhile, the fixed charge for high-tension consumers with connections greater than 150 kVA has been increased by Rs 100.
- The highest increase of Rs 2.25 has also been proposed for option 1 industries with a connected load of more than 150 kVA category consumers for variable charge components that depend on the extent of power consumption by any consumer.
According to reports, APDCL has decided to charge an additional Rs 0.79 per unit in yet another rate increase. The increased rates, however, will be in effect for three months, from December to February.
It has come to light that a rate increase has been announced in order to cover the cost of fuel and energy purchases. This comes after APDCL admitted in September that there were discrepancies in customers’ monthly electricity dues, claiming that minor anomalies had existed for some time but had become apparent this time.
How to Work Out Your APDCL Electricity Bill
The total cost of the electricity bill is calculated by multiplying the number of units consumed by the rate per unit. The reading from the meter can be used to calculate the number of units consumed. You can also use an Online Current Bill Calculator to double-check your calculations and total bill amount.
Your meter reading should be recorded at the beginning of each month and again at the end of the month or billing period. The difference between the two readings represents the quantity consumed. You get your total bill by multiplying this by the unit rate and adding the other charges.
The mechanism for paying an electric bill has evolved significantly over time. People used to have to wait in long lines to pay their bills. If the electricity bill counter’s windows closed for lunch or their working hours expired, people were forced to return without paying their bills on time, resulting in a late payment penalty.
Pay your APDCL Bill with Bajaj Finserv
If you want to pay Apdcl electricity bill online then you need to download Bajaj Finserv App from Google play store and follow the instructions.
- Open the Google Play Store to download Bajaj Finserv app
- Open the app on your mobile phone
- Enter your 10-digit mobile number to ‘Generate OTP’
- Enter the OTP and click on ‘Proceed’
- Under the ‘Bills and Recharges’ section, tap on ‘Electricity’
- Choose your electrical power company from the drop-down menu
- Enter your customer ID and tap on ‘Fetch your bill’
- Choose your preferred payment mode and complete the payment
The total cost of the electricity bill is calculated by multiplying the number of units consumed by the rate per unit. The reading from the meter can be used to calculate the number of units consumed.
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