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The Himachal State Electricity Board (HPSEB) being bailed out by the HP State Government to the tune of Rs 1450 Cr to distribute subsidized power decided to enhance its tariff as the State Power Regulatory Commission is considering the proposal of HPSEB to allow the hike.
Chairman of the Himachal Pradesh State Regularity Commission Mr. Negi told that the hike is under consideration however, it would be too early to disclose about the increase in the tariff rate or power charges. He said that the HPSEB had proposed to levy more tariffs from the consumers which is yet to be decided by the HPSRC and is likely to be allowed soon.
HPSEB reportedly proposed to levy the surcharge from the customers from this year as commission would determine Additional Surcharge on the consumers availing Short Term Open Access (STOA Consumers).
The HPSEBL has requested the Commission to approve the Additional Surcharge of Rs. 1.84 per unit for Short Term Open Access (STOA) Consumers.
It has further been requested that the Commission may also pass such orders as are deemed fit and proper in the facts and circumstances of the case.