THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The KSEB on Friday submitted proposals to the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) for getting the electricity tariff revised.
The proposed revisions for domestic consumers are as follows (present tariff in brackets): Up to 40 units - Rs 1.50 per unit (Rs 1.15); 41-80 units -Rs 2.50 per unit (Rs 1.90); 81-120 units - Rs 3 (Rs 2.40); 121-150 - Rs 3.80 (Rs 3); 151-200 units -Rs 4.80 (Rs 3.65); 201-300 units - Rs 5.50 (Rs 4.70); 500 units and above - Rs 7 (Rs 5.45). The last time the tariff was comprehensively revised was ten years ago in 2002.
The Commission will decide on the petition after conducting hearings.
Loadshedding from Monday
The State Electricity Regulatory Commission in an interim order on Friday allowed the KSEB to impose half-hour loadsheddings in the state from April 2 onwards.
The loadshedding will be between 6.30 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.
The KSEB had sought permission for imposing loadshedding in the state from April 1 to June 30.
The Commission will decide on the KSEB’s proposal to restrict supply to HT/EHT consumers after a public hearing on April 4. The KSEB submitted its petition on Friday.
In the case of HT/EHT consumers, the KSEB proposes to restrict supply at normal tariff to 80 per cent and charge the rest at the current market rate, which is `11 per unit.
HT/EHT consumers has objected to the proposal saying it would impose heavy financial liabilities on industries and adversely hit the ailing industrial sector.