Chandigarh people have a good news because UT electricity department has decided to cut down the extra charges by 18%. This news will surely give some relief to residents because regular tarriff is going to reduce from 80 p to 65p for the people using units between 0 to 150. The UT electricity department also has cut the FFPCA (Fuel and Power purchase cost adjustment) charges which were added on a per unit basis.
Residents can have sigh of relief because department announced that this will be effective from May 1 to July 31, from this present finacial quarter.
Changes That Can Bring Sigh Of Relief Among Residents:
- The UT electricity department has planned to reduce the extra charges by 18%.
- The UT electricity department has decided to reduce FPPCA (Fuel and Power purchase cost adjustment) charges for both domestic and commercial consumers.
- Fuel and power purchase cost adjustment (FPPCA) reduced from 80p to 65p for domestic consumers using between 0 and 150 units.
- For the domestic category for 151-400 units the FPPCA (Fuel and Power purchase cost adjustment) charges have been reduced to Rs. 1.21 from Rs. 1.48
- For more than 400 units charges of Rs. 1.28 have been reduced from Rs. 1.56. The electricity bill for the domestic category is generated after every two months in Chandigarh.
- For the commercial category, it will be reduced to Rs. 1.24 from Rs. 1.51 for 0-150 units.
- The charges for 151-400 units have been reduced to Rs. 1.38 from Rs. 1.68. But for commercial category the electricity bill is generated every month.
- For large supply connections, Fuel and Power purchase cost adjustment charges reduced to Rs. 1.56 from Rs. 1.91 per unit and for small connections reduced to Rs. 1.30 from Rs. 2.32 per unit.
- There is no changes made in Agriculture category.
What Problems Residents Were Facing Regarding FPPCA
From past one year residents were facing problems and objecting about the FPPCA as its formula for calculation is complex and residents wanted to replace the same with a fixed surcharge. Residents told about their problem during the public hearing session held by JERC in March. To address the problem, department has roped in NIELIT to develop a software for online calculation of FPPCA.