what does your bill amount on?

Electricity/ Energy Charge: This is the per unit electricity charge that you pay on your bill. It is mostly defined slab wise and the cost increases as units on electricity bill increases.

Fixed Charge: This mostly depends on the connected load that the utility provides you. Connected load is typically calculated as sum of wattage of all the appliances that you have at your home. The utility allocates this much amount of electricity for your home and that is why the fixed charge is applicable.

Electricity Duty & Tax: This is the government tax for using electricity. Duty is applicable per unit of electricity consumption and tax is applied on the whole bill amount.

Minimum Monthly Charges: In some states, if the consumption is less than a certain amount, minimum monthly charges are applicable, which means that the bill amount cannot be less than minimum monthly charges. 

Sometimes you see charges like meter rents and wheeling when you seek a new connection or when a meter is replaced and/or when a supplier is changed.

Meter Rent: Rent that you pay for having a meter at your home. Rates are different for single phase and three phase connections.

Wheeling Charge: Wheeling charges are applicable for the switchover. Example: If you move from Reliance Energy to Tata Power in Mumbai. 

In Tamil Nadu, there is only one Distribution company: TANGEDCO.

 

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