Electricity Regulatory Commission

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 It was a licensee under the provisions of the Indian Electricity Act, 1910 (since repealed) and has become a deemed licensee in terms of the first proviso to section 14 of the Act with effect from 10.06.2003 i.e. the date of coming into force of the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

1 25 4.89
25 60 5.40
61 100 6.41
101 150 7.16
151 200 7.33
201 300 7.33
301 above 8.92

Other Charges

  1. Load Factor Rebate / Surcharge
  2. Fixed I Demand Charge