PUCSL announces new electricity tariff structure

PUCSL announces new electricity tariff structure

PUCSL announces new electricity tariff structure

Written by Bella Dalima

30 Sep, 2014 | 4:15 pm

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has announced the new electricity tariff structure, incorporating the 25 percent tariff reduction that was announced following the opening of Phase 3 of the Norochcholai Power Station.

The new tariff structure will only be applicable to households. As per the new structure, households will no longer be required to pay the Fuel Adjustment Charge of between 10 and 40 percent.

The new structure will be applied from the billing period effective September 16, 2014.

The unit charges of each consumer bracket will be revised accordingly.

This rate applies to electricity used for domestic purposes in private residences. The tariff will be charged on an Incremental Block Tariff basis.

A “30 day period” consumption is between 0-60 kWh:

Fuel Adjustment Charge (FAC) with effect from 16 September 2014

FAC shall be applied only on the Energy Charge of the monthly electricity bill excluding the fixed charge and charge on kVA units of the monthly electricity bill.

Customer Types

Fuel Adjustment Charge, %

Domestic-Low Users

Total Monthly consumption 0 – 30 kWh

0

Total Monthly consumption 31- 60 kWh

0

Domestic-Users over 60 units

Total Monthly Consumption 61-90 kWh

0

Total Monthly Consumption over 90 kWh

0

Religious (R-1)

0

Industrial(I)

15

Hotel (H)

15

General Purpose (G)

25

Street Lamps

Nil

FAC shall not be applied for Government owned hospitals and schools. Other users in the Government category will be charged 25% FAC .

Customer Category D-1

This rate applies to supply of electricity used for domestic purposes in private residences.

Consumption blocks are based on a 30-day billing period and the number of units in a block would be prorated according to the number of dates in each billing period.

Domestic Low Users (if monthly consumption is 60 unites per month or less than 60 units)

Consumption per month(kWh)

Energy Charge (LKR/kWh)

Fixed Charge(LKR/month)

0-30 2.50 30.00
31-60 4.85 60.00

Domestic-Users over 60 units per month

Consumption per month(kWh)

Energy Charge (LKR/kWh)

Fixed Charge(LKR/month)

0-60 7.85
61-90 10.00 90.00
91-120 27.75 480.00
121-180 32.00 480.00
More Than 180 45.00 540.00

 

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