What is the rate per unit of electricity in West Bengal?
The CESC is the sole power distribution company in Kolkata, Howrah and adjoining
areas and the state-owned WBSEDCL supplies power to the rest across the state.
CESC Limited, a Company under the Companies Act, 1956, is a distribution licensee in the State of West Bengal for supply of electricity in Kolkata and some areas in the districts of Howrah, Hooghly, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas of the State. It was a licensee under the provisions of the Indian Electricity Act, 1910 (since repealed) and has become a deemed licensee in terms of the first proviso to section 14 of the Act with effect from 10.06.2003 i.e. the date of coming into force of the Act.
Law: Electricity Act, 2003 and section 62(3) of the Act.
Policy: National Tariff Policy
Govt: Department of Power under Government of West Bengal-Bidyut Unnayan Bhavan (5th Floor), 3/C, LA Block, Sector-III Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 098.
Regulator: The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission
Consumer: Consumer base of CESC Limited is more than 30 lakh
Sale : 9744 MU ( 2017-18) by CESC
Average power tariff: WBSEDCL = Rs 7.12 per unit and for CESE = 7.31
- 702.17 paise per unit in 2016 – 2017
Private associations: All Bengal Electricity Consumers’ Association
Source of Energy: Haldia Energy Limited for CESE
Tariff and Associated Terms and Conditions vide Order dated 04/07/2018 of the Hon’ble West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission is as below –
Tariff_Order_for the year of 2017 to 2018
CESC (As per tariff order dated 4th July 2018) slab
- Load Factor Rebate / Surcharge
- Fixed I Demand Charge