Maharashtra: New slab rates by MSEDCL reveal 'Pay More for Less Consumption' model

ST Staff
Thursday, 2 July 2020

So far the power utility companies used to appeal to consumers to save electricity and money by consuming less power, but following this advice has an adverse effect on consumers.

Pune: The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has started charging consumers with their new slab rates for the monthly electricity units' consumption from April. 

So far the power utility companies used to appeal to consumers to save electricity and money by consuming less power, but following this advice has an adverse effect on consumers. A comparative study of electricity consumption has revealed that consumers are paying more for less consumption as compared to those consuming more power since April month.

Less consumption, pay more (For users consuming electricity up to 100 units)

 

Earlier:

* Electricity Charge: Rs 3.05 per unit = Rs 305

* Fixed Charge: Rs 90

* Fuel Adjustment Charge: 61 paise per unit = Rs 61

* Wheeling Charge: Rs 1.28 per unit = Rs 128

* Electricity Duty (16%) = Rs 93.44

* Total bill amount = Rs 677.44

 

Now:

* Electricity Charge: Rs 3.46 per unit = Rs 346

* Fixed Charge: Rs 100

* Fuel Adjustment Charge: 0

* Wheeling Charge: Rs 1.45 per unit = Rs 145

* Electricity Duty (16%) = Rs 94.56

* Total bill amount = Rs 698.56

 

The difference after rate hike is Rs 8.12 despite the Fuel Adjustment Charge is removed

 

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More Consumption, Pay Less (For user consuming 200 units)

 

Earlier:

* Electricity Charge: Rs 3.05 per unit (up to 100 units) and Rs 6.95 per unit (up to 300 units) = Rs 1000

* Fixed Charge: Rs 90

* Fuel Adjustment Charge: 61 paise per unit (up to 100 units) and Rs 1.08 per unit (up to 300 units) = Rs 169

* Wheeling Charge: Rs 1.28 per unit = Rs 256

* Electricity Duty (16%) = Rs 242.4

* Total bill amount = Rs 1757.40

 

Now:

* Electricity Charge: Rs 3.46 per unit (up to 100 units) and Rs 7.43 per unit (up to 300 units) = Rs 1089

* Fixed Charge: Rs 100

* Fuel Adjustment Charge: 0

* Wheeling Charge: Rs 1.45 per unit = Rs 290

* Electricity Duty (16%) = Rs 236.64

* Total bill amount = Rs 1715.64

 

Difference after rate hike is Rs 41.76 less than earlier

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