KATHMANDU:- The Electricity Regulatory Commission has made public the new tariff rate of electricity with effect from November. As per the rate, the average tariff has decreased by 2.84 percent. Electricity used for irrigation is now 40.69 percent cheaper. The new tariff will be applicable on consumption from November 20. According to the new tariff structure, about 1.986 million customers will be able to burn up to 20 units of electricity by paying Rs 30 per month.
As proposed by the Nepal Electricity Authority, the commission has charged a minimum monthly fee of Rs 30 if a single phase five ampere customer consumes only 20 units per month. There is no need to pay energy fee but if the consumption is more than 20 units, it will cost a minimum of Rs 50 per month for up to 30 units, Rs 60 per unit for up to 20 units and Rs 60 per unit for additional units. For 31 to 50 groups, eight rupees has been fixed and for 51 to 100, nine rupees has been fixed at 50 paisa per unit.
Chairman of the commission Dilli Bahadur Singh informed that the discount of up to 20 units will not be available to the connected capacity of 15 amperes and above. Targeting domestic consumers, the minimum tariff for five, 15, 30 and 60 ampere connected customers has been reduced by Rs 25. In order to allow domestic consumers to use induction stoves, the price of 151 to 250 units of electricity has been reduced by 50 paisa per unit to nine rupees 50 paisa.
Similarly, 11 per unit has been maintained for consumption above 400 units. Arrangement has been made for the customers of three phase to get electricity at cheaper rates as per the seasonal rate from July to October. Three phase low voltage customers will get Rs 10.50 per unit in rainy season and Rs 11.50 per unit in dry season.
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