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Bhubaneswar, Sep 23 : Electricity consumers in Odisha will have to pay more as the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved a hike in power tariff by 20 paise per unit in case of retail consumers.

The new tariff will come to effect from October 1 this year.

However, the hike in the power tariff will not be applicable for Kutir Jyoti (BPL consumers) and agriculture consumers as they have been excluded from the hike, said OERC.

While approving the average cost of supply as 524.62 paise for the financial year 2020-21, the Commission has fixed 270 paise/unit up to 50 units, 450 paise/unit for the consumption above 50 units and up to 200 units, 550 paise/unit for the consumption above 200 units and up to 400 units.

It has fixed 590 paise/unit for the consumption above 400 units for the domestic category.

However, the OERC said there is no change in meter rent, monthly minimum fixed charge (MMFC) and demand charge.

A 2 per cent rebate over and above normal rebate shall be allowed on the bill to the low transmission domestic and single phase general purpose category of consumers only over and above all the rebates who pay through digital means. This rebate will be applicable on the current month bill if paid in full, it said.

Besides, 2 per cent rebate shall be allowed to all pre-paid consumers on pre-paid amount.

The rural LT consumers shall get 5 paise per unit rebate in addition to existing prompt payment rebate who draw their power through correct meter and pay the bill in time.

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