BENGALURU: Consumers who are opposed to the demand of electricity supply companies to raise tariffs by 80 paise will have a chance to submit their objections to the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) in February.
As part of its annual tariff review, KERC has announced public hearing dates across the state to give consumers a chance to speak up. This year, ESCOMs have demanded a uniform hike of 80 paise across all categories, citing high purchase costs.
According to KERC, the hearings for BESCOM and Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) have been fixed at 11 am and 3 pm, respectively on February 6. They will be held at Court Hall, KERC, at Mahalakshmi Chambers on MG Road.
The hearing on the review petition filed by the Chamundeshwari ESCOM will be held at 11 am on February 9 at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Mysuru.
For consumers in Mangaluru, the hearing will be held on February 10, for HESCOM consumers, it will be held in Dharwad on February 12 and for GESCOM consumers, it will be in Kalaburagi on February 13.