BESCOM on Tuesday hinted at an increase in power tariff stating that the overall performance as well as capacity of the company has improved in the past few years.
“The average interruption time at 11 kV feeder level has reduced by 41 per cent to 12.7 minutes per month while total energy supplied in million units has risen by an average of 10 per cent from 2006. Also the cost of long term power purchase has seen an increase by 12 per cent, however, tariffs have been hiked with an average of 4 per cent,” BESCOM MD P Manivannan said at a discussion programme at FKCCI on Tuesday.
However, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has to decide on the tariff hike.
KERC had announced an average 13 paise hike across consumer classes as opposed to a hike of 73 paise proposed by BESCOM in April.
In October last year, the KERC had announced a 21 paise hike as opposed to a demand of 88 paise by BESCOM.