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Does Delays In Taking Meter Reading Result Higher Charges?

 

  • Tariff Plan
Domestic Purpose
This rate applies to supply of electricity used for domestic purposes in private residences.
 
Public Consultation Documents on Setting of Tarrif for the period 2011-2015
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This document is a publication of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Electricity Board does not provide any clarification related to the contents of the document. The persons downloading this document are advised that for any clarifications they may require, they must contact the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka at the contact numbers given in the news paper advertisement of the Commission on 24th of February, 2010. Ceylon Electricity Board is not responsible for the contents of the document, other than the data furnished to the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, if so attributed to in the document.
 
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Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka has approved the revised tariffs based on Increasing block tariffwith effect from 20th April, 2013.
If the consumption is between 0-60 kWh per month the following tariffs will be applicable
 
Monthly Consumption
kWh
Unit Charge
(Rs./kWh)
Fuel Adjustment Charge
%
Fixed Charge
(Rs./month)
0-30 3.00 25 30.00
31-60 4.70 35 60.00
 
If the consumption is above 60 kWh per month the following tariffs will be applicable
 
Monthly Consumption kWh Unit charge
(Rs/kWh)
Fuel Adjustment Charge 
(%)
Fixed charge
(Rs/month)
0-60 10.00 N/A N/A
61-90 12.00 10 90.00
91-120 26.50 40 315.00
121-180 30.50 40 315.00
>180 42.00 40 420.00
 
Note
1. Fuel adjustments charge is applied only on monthly energy charge. It is not applied on monthly fixed charge.
 
How your bill is calculated ?

Domestic and Religious Purpose Tariffs

 

The present electricity tariff for Domestic and Religious Premises customers is such that the charge for electricity depends not only on the number of units (kWh) consumed but also on the rate of consumption. In other words, charge for a number of units consumed over a period of 10 days will be higher than the charge for the same number of units if consumed over a period of 20 days. That is why the tariff is having blocks of units with different unit rates.

 

The present tariff has energy unit blocks of 30, 60, 90, 120 and so on. These are defined for a 30-day billing period. This means that the first block of 30 units will become 28 units or 32 units if the meter readings are taken in 28 days or 32 days respectively. Other blocks will also change similarly. So, if you have consumed 30 units in 28 days, then 28 units are billed at the first block rate (lowest rate) and the balance 2 units are billed at the second block rate (higher rate) whereas, if you have consumed 30 units in 30 days or longer, all 30 units will be billed at the first block (lowest) rate.

 

Following are some examples how your bill is computed

 

Domestic Purpose Tariff

Consumption of 210 units in 31 days

Since the billing period is 31 days, the applicable blocks will be 0-31, 32-62, 63-93, 94-124, 125-186 and 187 and above.

 

 

Units

 

Price

Energy charge

FAC

FAC

Total

The Charge For First 62 Units (Up To 62 Units)

62

X

10.00

620.00

40%

248.00

868.00

The Charge For Next 31 Units (Up To 93 Units)

31

X

12.00

372.00

40%

148.80

520.80

The Charge For Next 31 Units (Up To 124 Units)

31

X

26.50

821.50

40%

328.60

1150.10

The Charge For Next 62 Units (Up To 186 Units)

62

X

30.50

1891.00

40%

756.40

2647.40

The Charge For Remaining 24 Units (Up To 210 Units)

24

X

42.00

1008.00

40%

403.20

1411.20

Fixed Charge (Above 186 Units)

 

 

 

 

 

 

420.00

Total Charge

 

 

 

4712.50 

 

1885.00

7017.50

 

Religious Purpose Tariff

consumption of 250 units in 28 days

Since the billing period is 28 days, the applicable blocks will be 0-28, 29-84, 85-112, 113-168 and 169 and above.

 

 

 

Units

 

Price

 

Rs

The Charge For First 28 Units

=

28

X

1.90

=

53.20

The Charge For Next 56 Units (Up To 84 Units)

=

56

X

2.80

=

156.80

The Charge For Next 28 Units (Up To 112 Units)

=

28

X

6.75

=

189.00

The Charge For Next 56 Units (Up To 168 Units)

=

56

X

7.50

=

420.00

The Charge For Remaining 82 Units (Up To 250 Units)

=

82

X

9.40

=

770.80

Fixed Charge (Above 168 Units)

 

 

 

 

=

240.00

Total Charge

 

 

 

 

=

1,829.80

 

 

Industrial Purpose, General Purpose and Hotel Purpose Tariffs

  • Tariff Plan
Industrial Purpose
This rate applies to the supply of electricity used wholly or mainly for motive power or for electro- chemical process in factories, workshops, foundries, oil mills, spinning and weaving mills, water supply and irrigation pumping stations, port and dock installations and other similar industrial installations.
Customer Category I- 1
This rate shall apply to supplies at each individual point of supply delivered and metered at 400/230 Volt nominal and where the contract demand is less than or equal to 42 kVA.
Customer Category I- 2
This rate shall apply to supplies at each individual point of supply delivered and metered at 400/230 Volt nominal and where the contract demand exceeds 42 kVA.
Customer Category I- 3
This rate shall apply to supplies at each individual point of supply delivered and metered at 11,000 Volt nominal and above.
 
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This document is a publication of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka. Ceylon Electricity Board does not provide any clarification related to the contents of the document. The persons downloading this document are advised that for any clarifications they may require, they must contact the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka at the contact numbers given in the news paper advertisement of the Commission on 24th of February, 2010. Ceylon Electricity Board is not responsible for the contents of the document, other than the data furnished to the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, if so attributed to in the document.
 
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CustomerCategory Energy charge 
(LKR/kWh)
  Fixed Charge (LKR/ month) Maximum 
Demand 
Charge permonth (LKR 
/kVA)
Fuel adjustment 
charge 
(% of 
Energy 
Charge)
  Peak
(1830hr– 2230hr)
Off-Peak
(2230hr-
0530hr)
Day
(0530hr-
1830hr)
     
Industry
I-1 12.50 600   15
I-2 21.00 7.00 11.30 3,000 1,100 15
I-3 24.00 6.00 10.50 3,000 1,000 15
Street Lighting 17.00 None None 0
 
Note
1. Fuel adjustments charge is applied only on monthly energy charge. It is not applied on monthly fixed charge and monthly demand charge
 
How your bill is calculated ?

These tariffs have flat rates for units consumed and thus the energy charges for a same number of units do not vary with rate of consumption. The tariffs for Industrial Purpose and Hotel Purpose customers with electricity demand of over 42kVA have different kWh rates for Time of Use (ToU). In addition to the energy charge and the fixed charge, a demand charge is also applicable.

 

Following are some examples how your bill is computed

 

Industrial Purpose I-1

consumption of 450 units in 31 days

 

 

 Units

 

 Price

Energy charge

 

FAC

Total

The Charge For 450 Units

450

X

12.50

5625.00

15%

843.75

6468.75

Fixed Charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

600.00

Total Charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

7068.75

 

Genaral Purpose GP-1

consumption of 450 units in 31 days

 

 

 Units

 

 Price

Energy charge

 

FAC

Total

The Charge For 450 Units

450

X

21.50

9675.00

25%

2418.75

12093.75

Fixed Charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

240.00

Total Charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

12333.75

 

Hotels H-1

consumption of 450 units in 31 days

 

 

 Units

 

 Price

Energy charge

 

FAC

Total

The Charge For 450 Units

450

X

22.00

9900.00

15%

1485.00

11385.00

Fixed Charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

600.00

Total Charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

11985.00

 

Industrial Purpose I - 3

consumption of Peak -14,500 units, Day -19,000 units and Off Peak – 11,600 units in 31 days with 105 kVA maximum demand

 

 

 Units

 

Price

Charge

 

 FAC

Total

The Charge For 14,500 Units At Peak

14,500

X

24.00

348,000.00

 

   

The Charge For 19,000 Units At Day Time

19,000

X

10.50

199,500.00

 

   

The Charge For 11,600 Units At Off-Peak

11,600

X

6.00

69,600.00

 

   

Total  KWH Charge
Demand Charge

 105

 X

 1000.00

617,100.00
105,000.00

15%

92,565.00

709,665.00
105,000.00

Fixed Charge

 

 

   

 

 

3,000.00

Total Charge

 

     

 

 

817,665.00

                 

 

Similarly your bill will be computed for other categories(H-2, GP-2, I-2, H-3, GP-3) as well

 

The following categories and consumers are exempted from the Fuel Adjustment Charge

 

Religious Category

Street Lighting

Government Hospitals

Government Schools

 

Does Delays in Taking Meter Reading Result Higher Charges?

There is a misconceived idea among Domestic Consumers that due to delays in taking the meter readings, consumers may be called upon to meet higher charges. How the monthly Electricity Bill of a Domestic Consumer is prepared is explained below.

In this connection, it is emphasized that the consumer is no way penalized by the date of arrival of the Meter Reader. 

The concept adopted for this purpose is that on account of each day the Meter Reader is delayed (or is early)the limit for kWh in each tariff category is pro-rated on the basis of the number of days between the arrivals of the Meter Reader.  For example, if the period between two meter readings is 35 days, the limit of the first block would be increased from 30 to 35 kWh, the limit for second block would be increased from 60 to 70 kWh and so forth.

These computations are made in advance and furnished to the meter readers in the form of a ready reckoner, and thereby the correct charge depending on the interval between the visits and the units consumed is readily available to the meter reader. The entries made by the meter reader would be subject to verification at the time of data entry, and any error would be automatically corrected in the next bill.

The consumers could verify their bills by using the Bill Calculator provided in CEB corporate web site.

 

 

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