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Metered connections to all houses by June

RANCHI: Even as domestic consumers in both rural and concrete areas of the state brace for a steep hike in energy tariff starting April 1, Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Ltd (JBVNL), the ability distribution company, acknowledged that around 18.59 lakh consumers are yet to be supplied with power meters on their premises.

An motion plan submitted by way of JBVNL with Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) states that 5.8 lakh power meters are pending installation underneath Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY). Of the remaining 12.81 lakh, metering of seven.80 lakh consumers has been allotted to companies operating underneath DDUGJY whilst the discom is putting in meters on the houses of the remaining 5.01 lakh consumers. JSERC, alternatively, directed JBVNL to finish all of the paintings on metering by way of June.

The regulatory fee has calculated the average cost of provide of energy to all classes of consumers for the 2019-20 fiscal at Rs 6.32 consistent with unit. The regulatory fee conceded that the pattern audit knowledge submitted to it published gaps in assortment and billing, resulting in large losses and unclaimed expenses at the hands of the ability discom. It, due to this fact, directed JBVNL to habits division-wise power audit and pattern power audit of transformers, get ready circle-wise transmission and distribution loss aid plan and publish a report back to the fee within six months.

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