Power Tariff shoots up again in Rajasthan
Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) in its order dated 20th Feb 2015, has finalized tariff for FY 14-15. Industrial tariff (HT-5 category) has gone up by Rs 1/ unit to Rs 6.5/unit (this is an increase of 18% from existing tariff, and overall a 56% increase in 5 years). The hike is similar in other categories of industrial tariffs also. The availability and cost have been considered as per DISCOMS submission for FY 2014-15 for solar and its bundled projects. Existing solar rebate of 25 paisa per unit along with Max. Of Rs. 300 per month is not justified in view of the capital expenditure involved in installing the solar water heaters and therefore Commission may consider the earlier tariff rebate of 05 paisa per unit without a ceiling of the amount and as a consequence, the energy saving by use of solar heater will reduce the Discoms’ losses.