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Power bills in Chandigarh set to increase by 5-10%

The charges range from 14 paise per unit to 61 paise per unit over and above the existing rates being levied on consumers.

punjab Updated: Aug 14, 2018 10:54 IST
HT Correspondent 
HT Correspondent 
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Four months after the joint electricity regulatory commission (JERC) enhanced the power rates in Chandigarh by 8%, the electricity department is all set to levy hiked fuel and power purchase cost adjustment (FPPCA) charges for the first quarter, which will increase the next bill by 5-10%.

FPPCA is the difference of per unit actual cost of power purchase and per unit approved cost of power purchase. It varies each quarter and is levied to cover up losses, if any.

The Chandigarh electricity department generates bimonthly bills for domestic consumers. The hiked FPPCA charges, which will be collected in the next bill, are for the first quarter of this financial year: April to June 2018.

The charges range from 14 paise per unit to 61 paise per unit over and above the existing rates being levied on consumers.

Chandigarh superintending engineer MP Singh said: “It has been done to recover the difference from consumers as we are running in losses.”

First Published: Aug 14, 2018 10:53 IST

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