Reduced electricity rates per unit

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Reduced electricity rates per unit

The state government has announced a reduction in fuel charges for the three months of October, November and December. The government announced a reduction of 19 paise per unit. Currently, the fuel surcharge is Rs 2 per unit. Which will now be 1 rupee and 81 paise. The state government’s decision will benefit 14 million power consumers in the state to the tune of Rs 356 crore in three months.

Energy Minister Saurabhbhai Patel said that the state government led by Chief Minister Shri Vijaybhai Rupani has taken various decisions in the interest of consumers so that the power consumers in the state get electricity at cheaper rates and the burden of power generation costs is not borne by the consumers. The state government has decided to reduce fuel surcharge from consumers by 12 paise per unit.

As a result, more than 1.50 crore customers in the state will get a benefit of Rs 3 crore in three months.

The Energy Minister added that in addition to the energy charge, fuel surcharge is levied on the electricity bill from the consumers who consume the electricity. During the last quarter, i.e. during the quarter from July 2020 to September 2020, all the four power distribution companies under Gujarat Energy Development Corporation Limited were levying fuel surcharge at the rate of Rs 2.00 per unit. On the other hand, during the quarter from October 2020 to December 2020, fuel surcharge has to be levied at the rate of Rs 1.31 per unit. Due to this reduction in availability, power consumers will get a relief of Rs 3 crore.

Minister Patel added that the main reason for the reduction in fuel surcharge is that during this quarter, the state government has purchased gas at cheaper rates in the interest of consumers and has produced gas-based electricity which has reduced the cost of power generation. This means that more than 1.50 crore consumers will get this benefit directly, which will reduce their electricity bills and reduce their bills, he added.

The Energy Minister said that in addition to the energy charge, fuel surcharge is levied on the electricity bill from the consumers who consume the electricity. During the last quarter i.e. during the quarter of July 2020 to September 2020, all the four power distribution companies under Gujarat Energy Development Corporation Limited were levying fuel surcharge at the rate of Rs. 2.00 per unit. Against this, fuel surcharge has to be levied at the rate of Rs 1.81 per unit during the October-December 2020-December 2020 period has been born.

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