The company, which has a residential consumer base of 4.5 lakh in the city, charges a tariff of Rs 2.13 per unit from customers consuming power up to 100 units with a fixed charge of Rs 40 and Rs 3.62 per unit and fixed charge of Rs 75 for up to 300 units, the Tata Power Company (TPC) said in a statement issued here today.
It said that while Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) charges an average of Rs 5.68 per unit within 250 units, BEST charges Rs 4.52.
RInfra has the largest number of low-end customers, followed by BEST and TPC. While RInfra supplies power to over 18.8 lakh low-end households, TPC has 2.94 lakh customers and BEST 6.53 lakh. The demand to reduce power tariff in Maharashtra gained momentum after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced a 50 per cent cut in electricity tariffs in Delhi, soon after forming the government in December.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan today said the state government will soon make an announcement in connection with reduction of power tariff. Elections to the Maharashtra Assembly are scheduled to held in September and October.