Electricity has become expensive in Punjab, new rates have been released

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Electricity rates have been increased in Punjab. These new rates will come into effect from tomorrow, which will remain in force till March 31, 2024. PSPCL has issued a notification in this regard. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has given information about this by tweeting.

The order in this regard has been issued by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission. According to the issued orders, the rate for the first 100 units for domestic consumers up to 2 kW load has been increased from Rs 3.49 to Rs 4.19 per unit.

Along with this, the fixed charges have also been increased from Rs 35 to Rs 50 per kilowatt. Apart from this, from 101 to 300 units the rate has been increased from Rs 5.84 to Rs 6.64 per unit and for more than 300 units the rate has been increased from Rs 7.30 to Rs 7.75 per unit.

For consumers with loads from 2 to 7 KW, the rate for the first 100 units will be Rs 4.44 instead of Rs 3.74. From 100 to 300, Rs 6.64 per unit instead of Rs 5.84, Rs 7.75 per unit instead of Rs 7.30 for more than 300. The fixed charges for this category have been increased from Rs.60 to Rs.75 per kilowatt.

The rate for consumers with 7 to 50 kW load will now be Rs 5.34 per unit instead of Rs 4.64 for the first 100 units, Rs 7.15 per unit instead of Rs 6.50 for 100 to 300, Rs 7.75 per unit instead of Rs 7.50 for more than 300. The fixed charges for this category have been increased from Rs 95 to Rs 110 per unit.

For consumers with 50 to 100 kW load, the charges will be Rs 6.75 per unit instead of Rs 6.43. The fixed charges for this category have been increased from Rs.115 to Rs.130 per kilowatt. For consumers with load above 100 KW, the rate will now be Rs 6.96 per kWh instead of 6.63 and the fixed charges have been increased from Rs 125 to Rs 140 per kWh.

For non-residential consumers up to 500 units of load up to 7 kW, the rates will remain the same but the fixed charges have been increased from Rs 45 to Rs 70 per kW. For more than 500 units, the rates will be Rs 7.75 per unit instead of Rs 7.29. For consumers with 7 to 20 kW load up to 500 units, the rates will remain the same but the fixed charges will be Rs 110 per kW instead of Rs 70. For above 500 the rate will be Rs 7.75 per unit instead of Rs 7.29.

For 20 to 100 kW, the rate has been increased from Rs 6.35 to Rs 6.75 per unit and fixed charges have been increased from Rs 100 to Rs 130 per kilowatt. For loads above 100 kW, the rate has been increased from Rs 6.55 to Rs 6.96 per unit and fixed charges have been increased from Rs 110 to Rs 140 per kilowatt. The rate for electric vehicle charges stations will be Rs 6.20 per unit instead of Rs 6.00 and there will be no fixed charges.

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