PSPCL decided to increase electricity rates

News Patiala: After providing 300 units of free electricity per month to domestic electricity consumers in Punjab, PSPCL has decided to increase electricity tariffs. Domestic electricity will cost 12 paise per kilowatt and industrial electricity will cost 13 paise. It has been decided to increase the rates by 12-13 paise per unit across the state. Powercom sent the file to the Punjab government for cost recovery, which the government has approved.

PSPCL decided to increase electricity rates

Sources said that a circular will be issued soon to implement the increase in rates with immediate effect. Different rates are being applied to households and industries. It will be increased by 12 paise per kilowatt for domestic consumers and 13 paise per kilowatt for industrial. PowerCom bought expensive power and coal for uninterrupted supply during the summer season.

  • This has increased the financial burden on Powercom.
  • Domestic consumers will not be affected much

If seen, with an increase of 12-13 paise, there will not be any significant effect of electricity becoming expensive on the domestic consumers, because a large number of consumers have received ‘Zero’ bills due to the free scheme of 300 units per month by the government. . Yes, the increase in electricity rates for the industry will make production more expensive, which may be met with opposition soon.

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