Guwahati: Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) on Wednesday announced Rs 0.79 per unit hike in power tariffs in the state for the next three months.
The new tariff will come into effect from December to February next year, said official.
The rate hike was announced to cover the cost of fuel and energy purchases, official stated.
“It is for information of all Electricity consumers that in terms of the AERC (Fuel and Power Purchase Price Adjustrnent) Regulations, 2010, Fuel and Power Purchase Price Adjustment (FPPPA) at 79 paisa per unit (kWh) will be levied to all category of consumers for next three months w.e.f. December’22 (energy consumed during November’22) to February’23 (energy consumed during January’23)”, official said.
“Any adjustment regarding short/excess recovery due to seasonal variation of consumption within the stipulated period will be adjusted in subsequent periods or as may be directed by AERC”, officially added.
The official further added that the adjustment will remain in force unless replaced by another order to that effect.
Earlier, on April 1, the Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) approved a power tariff hike for the financial year 2022-23 at 0.59 paise per unit