Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India

By on January 24, 2014

Calculator For most of us, electricity bill is needed just to check the final amount and make the payment. We at Bijli Bachao asked a lot of our acquaintances about how much they understand their electricity bills, and we found hardly a handful who did understand it. And in spite of understanding the bills, not many knew how much they are spending per unit (or 1 kWh) of electricity.

It is very important to know the per-unit cost of electricity as it helps us in understanding how much we are spending per appliance at our home. It is important to understand the monetary impact of any electricity efficiency measure we take. It is also important to understand various components of electricity bills and what is their contribution to the total electricity bill. In a bid to help people understand the same, we have started building some tools that will help people understand how much they spend on various appliances every month and how they can save by doing various activities. This calculator is first in the series of such tools and we are releasing a beta version of the same. Please make sure that you read about the calculator below before using it. Click on the image on the right to see what information you can get from the tool.

 

Please note that this tool currently works only for domestic tariffs and we are working to make it work for commercial tariffs as well. In case you want to get notified when it is available, please drop an email at [email protected]

 

Enter the information below from your electricity bill


Links to check latest per unit electricity rates in various states in India

Click on this link: Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2013

Steps to use the tool:

1) Select Utility: Once you login, the first thing you need to do is select utility. Select your state, district and utility and the system saves your information for the user session automatically.

2) Enter Units: Enter this value as shown on your electricity bill. This shows up as units consumed.

3) Select Phase: Select if you have a three phase connection or single phase connection. This information is also available on the electricity bill.

4) Connected Load: It is decided by the utility based on appliances you have at your home, please see our article on connected load to get more details.. It is also mentioned as sanctioned load, load, connected load, or approved load. If the load mentioned is in Watts (it is a number is 100s or 1000s) then divide it by 1000 and enter it.

This calculator will help you:

1) Understand various components of your electricity bills.

2) Understand how much you are paying per unit (1 kWh) of electricity bill.

3) Understand how much you spend on various appliances like lights , air conditioner , refrigerator ,  tubelight , computer , set top box , fan , etc. Please note that we have taken approximate usage of these appliances based on how it is used normally in houses. Actual amount may vary as per your use. The values are just a representation.

4) Understand savings if you switch from inefficient to efficient appliances. Even these values are approximation based on general usage. We are in process of building tools to help you get to better values as per your consumption in future.

The tool has been built with latest tariff data available from all the state electricity boards in India and has maximum information as available on internet and through our contacts who helped us with sample electricity bills from various states. Certain values have been rounded to have better readability and so it may not match exactly to your electricity bills but will be very close.

The tool covers following bill components:

1) 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.

2) Fixed Charge: This is mostly dependent 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.

3) 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.

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

5) Wheeling Charge: The tool also helps you find out how your bill gets impacted if you move from Reliance Energy to Tata Power in Mumbai. Wheeling charges are applicable for the switchover.

6) 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.

The tool does not cover following elements:

1) FAC (Fuel adjustment charge) or FCA (fuel cost adjustment) or FPPCA (Fuel and Power Purchase Cost Adjustment): This is the amount which utilities apply on bills based on varying price of fuel or Coal. Every month this value is different and is derived based on the current cost of Coal. Typically this a few paise per unit.

2) Arrears/Interest and Other Charges: If your electricity bill has old payment pending and interest on the same, or any other charges, then those will not match from the output of the tool to your electricity bill.

The tool currently in beta stage works only for:

domestic LT (Low Transmission) connections with a connected load between 0 and 20 kW and has been validated for following states: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, New Delhi , Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. It also contains information for following states but has not been validated: Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal. Please feel free to play around with the tool and provide feedback to [email protected]

Have question, doubt or comment? Leave a message

There Are 175 Comments

  1. KODALI says:

    WHAT IS FSA10/11 0.9487 ?

  2. Gaurav says:

    what is the maximum KW sanctioned on Single Phase Connection in PVVNL

  3. Gaurav says:

    Tool not working…i tried many times….for PVVNL

  4. Sandeep says:

    Hi Abhishek

    What is the exact per unit charge in Pune area, as my owner charge me Rs. 8 per unit. Also please let me know, if any procedure to file a complaint against him.

  5. Partha P says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    The tool is not working for Bangalore – Karnataka. Nothing happens on pressing the “Submit” Button.

    Thanks
    Partha

  6. psprakasarao says:

    my ele.bill is showing sanctioned load is 1000.when I enter this on the informaion proforma it is replying invalid.why?

    • Abhishek says:

      Hello,

      Your sanctioned load must be 1000 Watts or 1 KW. You need to enter 1 and not 1000.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • Rajsh says:

        utility is not working, how to calculate ? I am living in Bihar state?
        units billed -1066
        Load – 2 kw
        Phase single
        Can u specify the formula of calculating the units consumed on aforementioned details?

  7. bharath says:

    Hello! I Live in a PG in Gurgaon and the owner says i have to pay the electricity bill according to the commercial rate since this is a hotel Can someone please tell me what would be the commercial rate for 19 Units consumed? i live in a single room and maximum i used is one led light, fan, TV and laptop. Please tell me the per unit charge, and if their’s any other Fixed “Meter Factor” per month. Thanks in Advance

    • Abhishek says:

      Hi Bharath,

      Commercial Tariff in haryana is Rs 5.85 per unit. There is no fixed monthly charge in haryana, there is just minimum monthly charge (which is Rs 185 per kW of connected load). Which means if for a 1 KW connection if your monthly bill is less than Rs 185, you will be charged Rs 185 and if your bill is more than that, then the actual amount remain (and not Rs 185).

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  8. Priyanshu says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    As per rate schedule for FY 2013-14.
    Under point no.7 SURCHARGE/PENALTY , section (ii) CHARGES FOR EXCEEDING CONTRACTED DEMAND.

    1. It says ” if the maximum demand in any month of a consumer having TVM/ TOD/ Demand recording metres, does not exceed the Contracted Demand beyond 10% then such excess demand shall be levied at normal rate as charged for exceeding contracted demand.. ”

    My Question: Is there a different energy rate for exceeding contracted demand under 10%? or please explain what the above paragraph means if i understood it wrong.

    2. In the next para it says ” If the demand exceeds the contracted demand by more than 10% then such excess demand shall be levied at twice the normal… ”

    My Question: If my demands exceeds beyond 10% of the contracted demand. Will my energy charge be doubled( energy rate being normal) ?
    or please explain what the above paragraph means if i understood it wrong.

    Source: http://www.uppcl.org/uppcllink/documents/11062013043528Tariff_2013_14_Final.pdf

    • Abhishek Sharma says:

      Wow, glad that this paragraph confused someone else as well! Thanks for posting exactly the question I had in my mind, Priyanshu. I have a three phase 5 KW meter and recently due to a fault in the meter, only two phases were left operational. Hence the load that was on three phases was being shared by just two phases. During winters there is a lot of load from 2000 W appliances and I nearly crossed my 5 KW limit. It was 4.98 KW and I was told by the meter reading guy that had it been 5.01 or above I would have been penalized for it. Unfortunately he had no idea how much the penalty was. Later on I checked out this tariff order and read the 10% rule. It seems that only if I had crossed the 5.5 KW mark, only then the penalty would have been applied (3.3 KW for 3KW meters). I guess the meter reading guy was doing the Idea cellular’s ‘India ko ullu banawe’ thing, lol.

      I hope Abhishek can clarify as to how this penalty calculation works. Currently the per KW charge for a 5 phase meter is Rs. 75. I think in case of excess demand, they will double the charges to Rs. 150 per KW and calculate demand charges accordingly but I am not sure. I doubt they will double the usage charges because that will result in a huge bill. Looking forward to Abhishek’s reply.

      • Abhishek says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        As you mentioned, your 3 phase meter has connected load of 5 kW. Then you do not have a demand based billing. The charges mentioned by Priyanshu are only for demand based billing that happens in commercial/industrial connections. Not for residential connection. So truly your meter reading guy is ullu banaoing. Demand based billing happens when you have a contracted demand which is typically in kVA.

        Hope this helps.

        Regards,
        Abhishek

    • Abhishek says:

      Hi Priyanshu,

      There is a lot of difference between demand charge and energy charge. And firstly let me tell you that demand charges are applicable only in commercial/industrial connection where there is demand based billing (or as mentioned in the document a connection which has demand recording meters).

      Demand charge is for the rate at which energy is consumed, whereas energy charge is on actual energy consumption. To give you an analogy: demand is like speed, whereas actual energy consumption is like distance traveled. Whenever a commercial connection is taken, the contract signed has a contracted demand which is mostly in kVA (imagine being given a vehicle where you are “allowed” to run it only at a maximum speed of 100 although it can potentially run at higher speeds). All your appliances draw electricity at a certain rate, and while signing up a contract you are saying that at any given point in time all the appliances that you are using will not draw energy more than the contracted demand.

      Now all utilities have a component of fixed charge (something that they charge for the infrastructure they provide) which is dependent on the demand. This charge is applied on your bill irrespective of your energy consumption. The surcharge/penalty mentioned above is for exceeding the contracted demand and applies on the fixed charges and not on energy charges. So suppose you have taken a connection of 10 kVA, and at any instance you switch on all the appliances so that it starts consuming electricity at rate of 12 kVA (in case of above analogy, if you start speeding and run the vehicle at 120 kmph), then your are exceeding the limit of infrastructure provided to you. And not just that, it impacts the load on the transformer. Thus there is a penalty for it.

      The energy charge is on kVAh (to explain in analogy: it is for the distance travelled say 250 km). Which does not have this surcharge or penalty. So for e.g if your appliances are running at 5 kVA for 1 hour and 8 kVA for the next hour, total energy consumption for 2 hours would be 13 kVAh. And your energy charges will be for 13 kVAh.

      So to answer you question in short, your energy charge will not double, but your fixed charges will double up.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • Priyanshu says:

        Thnx for the quick reply Abhishek and indepth explanation of Demand and Energy charges. :)

        I live in Lucknow, UP.
        I don’t know which type of meter they have installed in my house.
        But i get a Demand Charge in my Electricity Bill. I think UPPCL includes it in Domestic Meters too.
        My sanctioned Load/Demand is 2KW. And i get charged Rs75/KW demand i.e. Rs150 per month for it.

        So to be sure..

        1. If my Demand increases to 2.5KW in a particular month.
        They will charge me Rs.225 as Demand Charge for 3KW( rounded-off) demand usage + a penalty of Rs225 ( So that Fixed Demand Charge doubles up)?

        2. And in the same month, I use up 200 KWH energy. Lets say my Energy Charge is Rs.800( Rs.4 per KWH energy used which is normal rate). There will be no change in Energy Charge?
        You indicated that there will be no extra energy charge. But I wanted to be sure :P

        My final Bill will be: 225 + 225 + 800 = Rs.1250? ( Taxes and other charges not included).

        3. And that 10% thingy.
        If my Demand increases to 2.2KW. They will charge me Rs.225 as Demand Charge for 3KW( rounded-off) demand usage. But no penalty ?

        P.S – This Blog is great. Lots of info about bijli here. Which I think every Indian needs. Keeping in mind how Bijli Karmchari threaten us every now and then for paying hefty Penalty money. When in realty its very low.

  9. Kranti Goyal says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for your reply on my bill Query. It is two month bill. So 640 is making sense now. But I am feeling low even usage is low discom is charging lot.

    Thanks and Regards
    Kranti Goyal

    • Abhishek says:

      Certainly agree that RS 320 a month is slightly on a higher side, but Haryana does not have fixed charges for connected load. So if your usage is above minimum, then you have a benefit as compared to other states.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  10. prasad mayya says:

    when i checked mescom last month bill unit rate is around 20paisa less…. eg: 2.30Rs for 0 to 30unit ….

  11. Kranti Goyal says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for Bijli Bachao. It provides great deal of information. Your articles are very informative and eye opener for me. After reading articles from your website I have saved lot in electricity bills.

    I have confusion on Energy SOP charges applied by supplier.

    Here are my current bill details

    I am from Gurgaon and and my land lord is consumer of DHBVN. After analyzing electricity bill, as per slabs it is coming as 352 Rs but in Enegry SOP it is mentioned as 640. Details are as follows

    Unit Consumed: 88
    MF: 1 Phase
    Approved load: 4KW

    Slab calculation as shown by DHBVN.
    80.0000 2.70 216.0000
    8.0000 4.50 36.0000
    0.0000 5.25 0.0000
    Total 352.0000

    Solar Rebate 0
    Energy Charges (SOP) 640
    Electricity Duty (ED) 8.8
    Municipal Tax (M. Tax.) 4.4
    Fuel Surcharge Adjustment (FSA) 40.16
    Meter/Line Service/Capacitor (Rentals) 40
    MDI + Capacitor Penalty 0
    Current Cycle Charges 733.36
    Arrears -0.09
    Sundry Charges/Allowances 0.00/0.00
    Average Adjustment 0
    Total Charges Payable by Due Date 733

    It will helpful to me if you put some highlight on Energy SOP charges and how it is calculated.

    Thanks and Regards
    Kranti Goyal

    • Abhishek says:

      Hi Kranti,

      Is this bill for 1 month period or 2 month period? SOP stands for Supply of Power. In many states there is Minimum Monthly Charge for supply of electricity. And this MMC depends on the connected load for your connection. The formula for MMC in DHBVN is 200+60x(CL-2). in your case CL is 4 kW, so 200+60×2 = Rs 320 per month. So you have to pay Rs 320 per month if your energy usage is less than that of Rs 320. This is for the 4 kW connection that you have. In other states there are fixed charges for connected load. In Haryana, there is no fixed charge but minimum monthly charge which is also mentioned as Energy SOP.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  12. Dharmesh says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I need air conditioner of 1.5 ton, as per your view into Onida & Blue star which is the best???

    • Abhishek says:

      Hello Mr Dharmesh,

      We do not collect feedback on brands just because people have different experiences with different brands. There are couple of factors that come into consideration while evaluating brand: 1) is technology: and typically it is observed that better technology brands are priced a little higher than others (which is mostly market driven) 2) is maintenance: and here every person has different experience from different brands because some brands outsource their post sale services, some do not. Some have good service centers in a particular location, so do not.

      So the best feedback that you can get is from the people who live in and around your area. Because if I suggest a brand without having a knowledge of which brand can provide better service in your area, then it would be wrong on my part.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  13. Abhishek says:

    For MVVNL, Uttar Pradesh, there is 3.71% surcharge now as well. Currently the calculator is not taking this in account and the bills are being calculated wrong. Kindly update. Regards.

  14. Aditya Bhatia says:

    thanks for the tool

  15. ravi kishore vepakomma says:

    Hi ,
    I am living in sector-I salt lake city Kolkata. I have been living there since April 2013. I am paying my landlord @10 rupees per unit. I have a sub meter and I pay according to my consumption. All my friends said that 10 rupees per unit is too high, but my landlord insists on the amount and says that it is a lot higher in salt lake city when compared to rest of Kolkata. So, ever since I have been looking for some official document through which I can confront him. I have tried to look into the local electricity board website, but I could not understand the terminology they use. So, I request you to kindly tell me what is the exact tariff in sector-I, salt lake city, kolkata (pin code is 700064). Also, kindly point out to me the source where the actual tariff data for my region is given.

    With Regards,
    Ravi

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi Ravi Kishore,

      You should look at the tariff orders on this link:

      http://www.wberc.net/wberc/tariff/wbsedcl/Tariff/ordnpet2001/index.htm

      Tariff Order Dated 1/12/2012 is the one.

      In that PDF, look for Chapter 8 (Tariff Order for 2012-2013) -> Table for Low and Medium Voltage -> Row containing data for Domestic (Urban) tariff.

      This is the website of West Bengal Electricity Regulator Commission that decides the tariffs.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • ravi kishore vepakomma says:

        Thank you very much Abhishek you have made my day. Now I understand it well. Thank you once again for your help and congratulations to you for building and maintaining all these tools. Keep up the good work.

        With Regards,
        Ravikishore

  16. vinoth says:

    great tool guys… never thought that i would get so much details in it… glad i found this now.. works like charm… all the best and keep it up going :)

  17. Harish says:

    Can you educate us on How to calculate units that would be consumed by appliance per day eg. How to calculate units consumed by a 32″ LCD TV and DTH set top box that is running for avg. 5 hrs per day OR a 14 watt CFL bulb that runs for 4 hours per day. Can you give us a standard list so that we can calculate approx energy used by us in our homes.

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hello Mr Harish,

      A very standard formula for calculation of units is: if 100 watts are used for 10 hours, then you have consumed 100×10=1000 wh = 1 unit of electricity.

      Now this works well if you know the wattage of appliances. To know the exact numbers, you need to look at the manual for your appliance and see what is the rated power. Wattage of a 32 inch LCD TV will depend on the features and technology in it. If you look at all 32 inch TVs (http://www.bijlibachao.com/Appliances/best-television-tv-buying-guide-sony-samsung-lg-sharp-india.html), you will find that all have different wattages based on features. You can certainly get a range of wattage for 32 inch TVs and can guess a ballpark number, but it will not be exact. Even for a DTH set top box, it depends on the features: HDDVR consumes highest about 25 watts (depending on the brand), HD box would consume about 18 watts, SDDVR box would be about 15-18 and just a regular set top box about 8 Watts. As for 14 watts bulb, if it runs for 4 hours then it consumes (14×4)/1000 units per day.

      Also if you look at Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, and other thermal appliances, the electricity consumption depends on various factors like insulation, temperature setting, outdoor temperature, etc. So it is truly difficult to calculate exact electricity consumption, but again a ballpark number can be estimated based on size.

      For appliances like ceiling fans, it will depend on model, motor type, speed at which it is used, etc.

      So truly speaking, it is difficult to give a standard list to calculate units. But we are trying to come up with databases of power consumption of various appliances. You can try some of our calculators that can help you out for refrigerator, water heater, ceiling fan and lights.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  18. Nitin Bansal says:

    Dear Sir,

    We are using these appliances (Gurgaon)

    3 tubes on avg. 4-5 hours per day

    3 fans on avg. 9 hours per day

    one 180 ltr refrigerator 24 hours

    One tv 2-3 hours per day

    one invertor

    One small motor used for 20 mins a day

    these is our you can say fixed consumption but as we are living 3 friends and we have AC’s in our rooms but we dont use them, wanted to know is 6000 for 2 months is justified with this usage or there is surety that AC must had been used to reach a bill amount of Rs. 6000.
    Our electricity bill for July-Aug is Rs. 6000.

    Please revert

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi Nitin,

      Your consumption should be close to 6-7 units a day or roughly 180-200 units a month. Rs 3000 for one month looks extremely high.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  19. Gagan says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    My landlord is charging Rs7.5 per uint by saying this the actual cost which he is bearing for consuming more than 800 units per month… kindly let me know how much i have to pay him because I don’t the tax part beyond Rs.5.98 per unit if it cross 800 units per month? kindly do me a reply on my mail as well: [email protected]

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi Gagan,

      For which city and state is this for? And how much is your own electricity consumption? Do you have a submeter?

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  20. suneel says:

    Can you please improve this to usage wise like for an Ac continuously run for the night (8 Hrs.), Continuous usage of the fridge, usage of per tube light or 15 W CFL, or 10W CFL like wise so as to plan and limit and check the bill accordingly! It will be more usefull to all! A tool can educate all the people who use power and waste it!

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Great suggestions! Thanks a lot for the suggestion Mr Suneel. We will surely try to incorporate these in our future improvements of this tool.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  21. Ramesh Khatkar says:

    HI my name is Ramesh my last month meter reading was 702 & kw 2 ,your calculator says bill should be near 3938 but i was charged 4673 ca any one explain .Ilive in Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam Ltd

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hello Mr Khatkar,

      The calculation done by the calculator does not include fuel surcharge on your bill as the value for surcharge changes frequently (and the frequency varies in every state). The latest FSA for Haryana is as per the HERC order on: http://110.234.224.54/main/saleregulation/salecircular/circular2013/SC.2013-34.pdf

      The rates are: for 0-250 units Rs 1.06
      250-500 units Rs 1.15
      500-800 units Rs 1.27

      The differential of 700 rupees on your electricity bill with come out of FSA. You can check it on your electricity bill.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  22. Ayush Deol says:

    Sir I have brought a 1 TON 3 star Samsung AC EER 2.99.I use it 6 hrs/day.My previous bill’s unit was 790 units (3 months).Sir may i know how much my units will vary after the installation of the AC.currently i had to Rs 5000 for 3 months.Can you predict how much will it come this time?

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi Ayush,

      Expect an increase of roughly about 7 units per day to your total energy consumption, if you use it for 6 hours a day and keep it at a reasonable temperature of about 24 degrees. Electricity consumption will be less in rainy season, may go up to 8 units and more when the rain stops and it is hot and humid.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • abhishekjain203 says:

        By the way you can test it by observing your electricity meter every day. Check units without using AC and with AC. It should give you a more accurate idea.

  23. VINAY says:

    My daily cosumption are as follows

    1. 190 L ref 24 hours :5 star LG
    2. 01 Fan 15 Hours/ Day
    3. 02 Tube Light :1 Hours /Day
    4. One wasing machine:60 MIN /day 7 kg LG
    5. ONE CRT TV LG 21”: 14 HOURS / DAY
    6. ONE DESKTOP : 01 HOUR/DAY
    7. 15 watt 2 CFL : 4 HOURS / DAY

    8. 15 watt 1 CFL: 1HOURS / DAY

    So, What should be my daily units consumption

    SIR, MY LAST MONTHS CONSUMPTION 316 UNIT
    IT IS SHOCKED

    SIR, CAN YOU HELP ME

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hello Mr Vinay,

      From what you have mentioned above, it does not look like a 10 unit per day consumption setup. Can you please make sure that you are not missing anything? It looks more like a 5-6 units per day setup (which is about 150-180 units a month). Can you please check if you are not missing anything? Like a pump or another fan or water heater.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  24. Ritesh says:

    Hello,
    I am living on rent in Dwarka, Delhi in a seperate room in 3 BHK flat. In rest of 2 BHK portion a working couple is living. I have seperate meter for my room. My last month total units consumed is 287. The couple asked me for Rs 6.6 per unit that totals to 1890 Rs approx. I am wondering here on this website am reading that there is a slab for unit consumption.I have BSES delhi electricity connection in my society. Can anyone explains to me how electricity bill is calculated and am I paying correctly or I was overcharged.

    Thanks

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi Ritesh,

      Electricity bills typically have following components: 1) Fixed Charges: these are fixed for your connection based on the size of connection you have taken.
      2) Energy Charges: which depends on your unit consumption. And this has a slab wise rate.
      3) Surcharge: This is a variable component and also depends on your unit consumption. Currently in Delhi surcharge is around 8%.
      4) Electricity Duty: which is tax on electricity bills. This is a percentage of sum of all the charges above.

      You can use the calculator above to calculate bill for 287 units. It will be safe to assume 2-3 kW connected load as you are using it only in 1 room.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  25. Neeraj says:

    I am on rent near Maharani bagh, south delhi,My daily cosumption are as follows:
    1. 200L 4 star Whirlpool : 24 Hours/Day
    2. 01 AC 3 Star LG : 4-6 Hours/Day
    3. 01 Fan : 24 Hours/Day
    4. 01 Fan : 8 Hours/Day
    5. 01 Tube Light : 7 Hours /Day
    6. 01 Tube Light : 3 Hours /Day
    7. 02 CFL Uses : 2 Hours /Day
    8. 01 washing machine : 40 Min/Week 5.5 kg LG
    9. 01 TV : 06 – 08 Hours/DAY 40″ samsung Full HD

    As, I noted that my daily meeter consumption is 24 to 32 unit/Day.
    I don’t understand the consumption and why do i pay this much.

    Can you help me understand.

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hello Mr Neeraj,

      There are several things that people tend to miss while accounting for appliances. I am sure there would be some you would have missed. Like I guess you would have a DTH connection like (Tata Sky or Airtel). The set top boxes consume good amount of energy. Water Heaters are also mostly ignored, Laptops/Desktops, Microwave Ovens, etc. By the way, if we look at the things that you have mentioned:

      1) 200 L 4 star Whirlpool would consume 1.5-2 units a day depending on how well it is used.

      2) LG AC of 3 star would consume about 1.3-1.5 units in an hour, so 6-9 units a day. Again this is approximation and it can be more based on how the AC is used.

      3) Ceiling Fan for 24 hours use would consume more than your Refrigerator. Approx 1.8 units for a 75 watts ceiling fan used for 24 hours.

      4) Ceiling Fan for 8 hours would consume another 0.6 units. Assuming both the fans are not BEE star rated fans.

      5) 1 Tubelight for 7 hours would consume 0.4 units assuming T8 tubelight with electromagnetic ballast.

      6) 1 Tubelight for 3 hours would consume 0.15 units assuming T8 tubelight of 50 Watts (electromagnetic ballast).

      7) 2 CFL of 23 watts each would consume another 0.1 units per day for 2 hours of use.

      8) Washing machine would not consume more than 0.5 units if it does not have heater dryer along with it.

      9) 40 inch samsung full HD TV (assuming LCD) would consume about 130 watts, so about 1 units for 8 hours.

      Total comes to about 15 units a day. The above numbers have been calculated assuming that you are using least efficient appliances (wherever star rating not mentioned). Also if you missed some appliances, they would add up more units.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  26. Neeraj says:

    Great tool. I really love it……keep it up

  27. Pearl M says:

    i am on rent in j block , c r park, we are a working couple , we are at home from 8.30 pm to 8.30 am.. we go to bed at 11.00 max.
    use a 1 ton ac for a min of 2 hrs max 4.
    we have a 3 star fridge which runs the whole day..
    tv from 9.00 to 10.30 , 2 old tube lights are on during the mentioned hours.
    there is a neighbor on the second floor who has a single room and a separate sub meter.
    i pay around Rs. 5500 per month a min of 3500 per month.
    I dont understand the consumption and why do i pay this much.
    Can you help me understand.

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi,

      Which city do you live in?

      Regards,
      Abhishek

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi Pearl,

      Rs 3500-5500 in Delhi means your monthly consumption is coming around 600-800 units. Which is about 20-25 units a day. This is very high as per the data you have mentioned. A 1 ton AC for 4 hours will take max 6-7 units (highly inefficient use). Assuming you have a 270 lts fridge, it would take another 2 units. A fan running for 12 hours would take a max of 1 unit more. Tubelights are TV for couple of hours would not even take 1 unit. So all in all, your consumption should not be more than 10-11 units per day (unless whatever I have mentioned above is true). Here is what you should do:

      1) Check units on your bill and verify with this calculator and see if the bill amount is close to the result or not.
      2) Check the total units on the main meter. Check if it is more than units on your meter or not.
      3) If the single room on 2nd floor is occupied, the try to get the electricity bill of that and compare with main meter.
      4) If everything fits in fine, then request your owner to get the electricity meter tested by BSES or NDPL (whoever is your electricity provider). If they are not able to find any fault in the main meter, then there is some electricity leakage in your house.
      6) To test possibility of electricity leakage, check your electricity meter after shutting off everything in your house (even the fridge) and monitor the meter. If the bill you mentioned is right, within a few mins or max in an hour you will see that the meter would have moved on to a new reading.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • Pearl M says:

        Thank u very much indeed, will try working this out with your help

      • Pearl M says:

        DearAbhishek,

        Thanks for your help, will try to work this out as suggested. the other doubt what we have is, that our house owner has connected some lines to our meter, dishonestly.

  28. Abhishek says:

    I’ve seen a lot of people who have their ACs running 24×7! They aren’t millionaires or anything so they can’t have that much money to spend on cooling. I am pretty sure they are stealing power or they’ve got their meters rigged. Honest people are doing everything to save power but our effort is going into vain because of these corrupt and greedy people who steal power. I suggest people at bijlibachao site should test out some power meters and let the concerned departments know the loopholes in these electric meters!

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      The best way to stop electricity theft and manage distribution well is to go with smart meters and smart grids. Unfortunately there is a lot of opposition even for electronic meters, setting up smart meters would be the next step. We hope that some day there will be extensive deployment of smart meters and grids in India.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  29. Abhishek says:

    People are paying out of their noses for 5 star rated ACs but their rooms are not properly sealed for air leaks! So much cold air leaks out of slits in windows and doors so the rooms take longer too cool down and don’t stay cool for long time. I got all my house’s air leaks sealed and after that I found the rooms cooled down so much faster and stayed cool for a longer time. My electricity bill came down a lot as expected! Also people are so lazy to clean their AC filters. A dirty and clogged up filter will slow down the cooling efficiency of the AC a lot because the air flow is drastically diminished then.

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      AC Maintainence and insulation are certainly very important to save electricity. Well said.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  30. Abhishek says:

    A T5 tube light, even if it is rated at 28W costs around Rs. 110 per tube, while a normal tube light is around Rs. 45. Initial cost of fitting is higher too with T5 fittings coming at around Rs. 700 or more while normal ones cost around Rs, 400-450. So on the savings front you don’t really save anything at all but end up paying more. I use T5 tube lights more because the look much better and the light is brighter too. They seem to last longer as well. One of my rooms has T5 ones working since Nov 2010 and it is now July 2013 and they still seem bright. The more these fluorescent lights are turned on and off, the faster they burn out. In our main room, we switch them on once in the morning and then switch off at night. Maybe once or twice in between. So they’ve been working for such a long time, nearly three years. But the one we had in our kitchen, it was switched off and on all the time, even more than 10-15 times a day and they burned out within a year.

  31. Anjon Talukder says:

    a great job done by you…keep it up…thanks for your effort..

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Thanks for the appreciation Anjon. It certainly keeps us motivated. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to get monthly updates from the website.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  32. Pardeep Bawlia says:

    My daily cosumption are as follows

    1. 270 L ref 24 hours :3 star LG
    2. 05 Fan 15 Hours/ Day

    3. 01 AC 1.5 TON 4 Hours/Day

    4. 01 AC 1.5 TON 8 Hours/Day

    5. 02 Tube Light :12 Hours /Day

    6. 06 Tube Light :04 Hours /Day

    7. One wasing machine:60 MIN /day 7 kg LG
    8. 02 LCD 32” LG : 6 HOURS / DAY
    9. ONE TV LG : 04 HOURS / DAY
    7. ONE DESKTOP : 01 HOUR/DAY
    8. FIVE FANS : 10 HOURS / DAY
    So, What should be my daily units consumption

    SIR, MY TWO MONTHS CONSUMPTION LAST MONTH IS 1470 UNITS BUT THIS TIME IT IS 2600 UNITS.
    IT IS SHOCKED

    SIR, CAN YOU HELP ME

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hello Mr Bawlia,

      Although the real numbers will depend on the health of your appliances, type of appliances, usage hours and the environment, but if I have to take a rough guess, my numbers will be as shown below:

      1) A 270 lts 3 star refrigerator would roughly consume 2 units a day. It can be more if it is not used right or less if there is hardly anything kept in the refrigerator. 2 units is for ideal usage.

      2) 5 ceiling fans for 15 hours a day each would consume about 5.6 units, assuming you have old 75 watts fans.

      3) Again assuming a 3 star 1.5 Ton AC is used for 4 hours then it would consume about 5.2 units a day (1.3 units an hour).

      4) Similarly 1.5 ton 3 star AC for 8 hours would be 10.4 units.

      5) Assuming 2 tubelights are older ones with electromagnetic ballast and T8 tubes, the unit consumption would be about 1.2 units a day.

      6) 6 similar tubelights for 4 hours a day would be another 1.2 units.

      7) A washing machine typically consumes about 0.5 units per run.

      8) 2 LCD TVs of 32 inch would be about 80 watts each, so about 0.96 units for 6 hours of viewing.

      9) Assuming CRT TV LG being used for 4 hours, it should be about 0.48 units (CRT TVs generally consume about 100-120 watts).

      10) A Desktop again consumes about 120 watts, so 0.12 units for 1 hour usage.

      Adding all the 10 units: 2+5.6+5.2+10.4+1.2+1.2+0.7+0.96+0.48+0.12 the total comes to about 28 units a day. Which is about 1700 units for 2 months. This will have 10% error plus or minus for assumptions.

      Having said all of the above, if most of the things mentioned above are true, then there is a lot of scope of saving if you switch to efficient appliances in near future. You can look at our website for other ideas that can help you save without switching to efficient appliances.

      While doing the calculations I assumed that the last five fans you mentioned were already included in the 2nd point. If not then you can add additional 4 units a day.

      Your maximum consumption is for ACs and then is for ceiling Fans and 3rd for Refrigerator. These are the 3 that can significantly increase or decrease your electricity bills. So to save, these are your 3 starting points.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  33. av abhishiek says:

    a great tool but the information is hindered by the right side ticker which overlaps with information of charts & table.Please do something about it.

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      We are working on revamping our website. The work is in process, but once done, these issues will disappear. Till then please bear with us. It only happens for smaller screen resolutions. If you try the calculator on higher resolutions 1280×600 and above, it will work well. Apologies for the inconvenience, but we hope to fix it soon.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  34. kunal says:

    I doubt my meter.

    My daily cosumption are as follows

    1. 180 L ref 24 hours :3 star samsung

    2. 01 Fan 15 Hours/ Day

    3. 01 fan 9 Hours/Day

    4. One Tube Light :5 Hours /Day

    5. One wasing machine:20 Min /day 7 kg samsung

    6. One TV:05 Hours/DAY:29″ samsung
    7. 0me Bulb 100 watt: 20 mins/Day

    So, What should be my daily units consumption

    As, I noted my Meter reding it jumps between 7.5 to 9/Day

    And my neighbourers are having A.C. Iin there house and there bills are about half of mine.

    So, what do you think
    Any help?????????////

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi Kunal,

      7.5 to 9 units per day looks high based on the numbers you have given. It looks more like a 5-5.5 units per day consumption. You should submit a request with your utility for testing the meter. They will certainly fix the bills if the meter is not right.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  35. kunal says:

    I doubt my meter.

    My daily cosumption are as follows

    1. 180 L ref 24 hours :3 star samsung

    2. 01 Fan 15 Hours/ Day

    3. 01 fan 9 Hours/Day

    4. One Tube Light :5 Hours /Day

    5. One wasing machine:20 Min /day 7 kg samsung

    6. One TV:05 Hours/DAY:29″ samsung
    7. 0me Bulb 100 watt: 20 mins/Day

    So, What should be my daily units consumption

    As, I noted my Meter reding it jumps between 7.5 to 9/Day

    And my neighbourers are having A.C. Iin there house and there bills are about half of mine.

    So, what do you think
    Any help?????????////

  36. kunal says:

    Hi this is my bill details,

    Reading :905
    Total Bill:5931,Where as calculator gives other reading ,can any one please justify and tell me how do they calculate these charges?

    FIXED
    CHARGE
    10

    ENERGY CHARGE
    4056

    MINIMUM CHARGE
    0

    FUEL SURCHARGE
    1067

    REACTIVE
    CHARGE
    0

    VIDYUT SHULK
    770

    METER/DEPACITOR
    CHARGE
    20

    FUSE CHARGE
    1

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi Kunal,

      Can you tell me the start and end date of the bill? The tariffs have changed recently and your energy charge are not matching both (old and new tariffs). Sometimes there is an overlap between periods and the tariffs are extrapolated.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  37. kunal says:

    HI my name is kunal my last month meter reading was 455 ,your calculator says bill should be near 2400 but i was charged 2733 ca any one explain .Ilive in bharuch gujarat

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hello Kunal,

      Can you please check your bill and see if there is any Fuel Surcharge or a Fuel Adjustment Charge component of some Rs 300? This is a variable component that changes every month and is not included in our calculator.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  38. ANNY says:

    what is addl. charges, FSA11/10 0.2941, FSA08/12 0.6213?

  39. GS says:

    Great program. Deeply appreciate your inputs to reduce consumption.

  40. Girish Haridas says:

    Hi Abhishek

    Could you please let me know how much of units would be consumed if an AC is used for one hour. Further details are as below:

    LG 1.5 ton Window AC

    Three Phase
    Connected load as per EB is 11
    Location is Mumbai and service provider is Reliance
    Thank you in advance

  41. SANJAY KADAM says:

    UNITS ARE 126, SINGLE PHASE, 1.6KW, HOW TO CALCULATE ELECTRIC BILL

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hello Mr Kadam,

      Which state and which city are you from? The tariffs are different all across the country. Also if you are from Mumbai, do let me know if you are using Reliance or Tata power.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  42. Nimisha says:

    Dear Abhishek,

    Please reply on my query as well I have sent on your email id ([email protected]),,,,, I am in dire need of this information……

    After going through the responses mentioned on your website I request you to pacify me query as well……….

    Regards

  43. Nimisha says:

    really like the page and the details given hereby……………. beautifully explained…………… Can u please also suggest about the MINIMUM NUMBER OF UNITS consumed on a single phase connection which also assures that your electricity meter is working fine……… Consumption of electricity in our house is too low and it comes down to 100-115 units (not more than this………. units I am saying here is also a bit high on what we actually consumes)………… We totally believe in saving electricity ………… please pacify my queries ……………

  44. Ashok Bhardwaj says:

    Thanks a lot Mr. Abhishek for such a good site….

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Thanks a lot for the appreciation Mr Bharadwaj. It means a lot and motivates us to do better.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  45. Himanshu Pandey says:

    Very useful site, pls help me regarding my elec bill, i live on rent in Varanasi, whereas my previous Landlord was charging me @3/- per unit the new one is charging me @5/- per unit saying that i have to pay various charges. What is the correct way to calculate my bill if i live in a rented accomodation? Will it be beneficial if a get a new connection in my name or should i continue…

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi Himanshu,

      Do you get the electricity bill that is issues by the electricity utility? If not then you should insist for that. Because that is where you will get the exact amount charged by utility per unit. The calculator above shows everything leaving the fuel adjustment charge, which in some states is significant, and it varies every month.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  46. William says:

    Interesting page. You are right. Almost nobody knows about the electricity bills, other than the last part, that is, Net amount payable. Thanks Mr. Abhishek for providing this important information. I wanted to know if the supply voltage drops, do the equipments draw more current and hence the increase in more consumption (bills)?. Here we get a very low voltage in the mornings and in the evenings. eg. around 170V. instead of 220V. Can someone please pass on some information on this? All the lights becomes dim and even if a tube light is switched on you would see a dip.

  47. Usha says:

    Pls mention about washing machines too.

  48. chetan says:

    hi.. i am from dewas (MP),,, i have doubt on my home meter that it is running fast than my electricity usage… i want to know the usage details of any product…..for eg… in how many minutes a 40 watt fan can consume 1 unit of electricity…please answer it, so i can check the meter by myself…thanks.

  49. REDBERRY Ramesh England Moliya says:

    Dear Abhishekji,
    Very calculative information for saving energy for wallet and planet

    I am not able to view full page out put, as side bar of feed pack is overlaping on output,
    Can i print my given data’s output to use is for offline mode, so that i can reclaculate and verify what i need and how

    i m from Gandhinagar Gujarat

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Can you send me the details that you are trying to fill in and I will send you the printout of the report? alternatively it should work well on a google chrome web browser.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  50. disqus_GWrmAi2KIX says:

    Is it possible for you to share your database of rate slabs for all the utilities in India?
    A few points:
    1. NDPL is now changed to TPDDL with revised slab charges as per the recent order but it is not updated on the website.
    2. It is interesting to see people getting excited about their bill being same as what the tool mentions – it is simple static slab based calculation.
    3. Some of the power measurements we have done show that star ratings do not always tell the truth – there are cases when 3 star is better than 4 star.
    4. It is unclear how you decide on appliance level expense – I assume it is a simple static formula which may not hold true. Was there some statistical analysis done to arrive at the formula?

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hello Mr Singh,

      The database of slab rates is available on our link http://www.bijlibachao.in/News/domestic-lt-tariff-slabs-and-rates-for-all-states-in-india-in-2012.html.

      1. For NDPL to TPDDL change, it is a recent name change and people take some time to register it, so we have still kept it NDPL for convenience.

      2. As for the rate change, we typically do not update the latest rates for 2-3 weeks after the change as people keep validating the month that they are paying for. The new change happened on 22nd Oct 2012.

      3. The tool does the calculation for all states and there are multiple factors that impact the billing: connected load, wheeling charges, fixed charges, taxes and duty. The tool takes care of all. Also every state has a different tariff structure.

      4. Power consumption of appliance depends on multiple factors and depends on testing conditions. Ambient temperatures can impact Air Conditioner and Refrigerator power consumption. Position of appliances in a room impact the power consumption. In case of air conditioner, size of the room can impact power consumption. So it all depends on the testing conditions. BEE ratings are dependent on standard test conditions. Our aim at Bijli Bachao is to help people save electricity and if you have seen difference in power consumption of 3 and 4 star during a test, we would love to publish the case study on the test cases.

      5) It surely is static formula for appliance level consumption as we have mentioned in the text in the article. It just gives a representative idea and is not exact. The exact consumption will depend on multiple factors. We are doing several home energy audits (currently in Mumbai) to get to some idea. You can read some of our case studies on the website. We constantly update the website based on results.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  51. govardhan says:

    this is a great site there to check one’s bill efficiently

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Thanks. We are glad that you liked it. You can also register for our monthly newsletter through which we provide regular updates available on the website.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  52. lawrence says:

    i would like it to also calculate commercial electricity charges

  53. pankaj gera says:

    there is some difference between your calculation and it is good tool. However I wish to know acuracy of electronic meter installed since (I remember reading) due to earthing problem, these meter do not give accurate reading. I hv already been following what has been mentioned (there are no bulb or 36/40W tubelight etc…) but still I feel reading is too high speacially considering we both (H+W) are working and our child also is away during day. We do not use AC. Can you assist in getting energy audit or checking of electricity meter of house

    Thanks

    Pankaj Gera

    [email protected]

  54. jai says:

    hello Mr.Abhishek can i use the data which you have posted in your web. i want my village people to get aware of these things .
    i suggest you to mention the peak time timings where the demand of power is more just like 6-9 am and pm at these timings the demand of power is more that is lod on grid is more at this time if domestic loads like mixi, grinder, motor etc large loads should be avoided so that power factor at peak time will be improved etc …good things will be possible please just check it i didnt mention clear here . by the way i came to know about this website from eenadu daily really i want to collect ths data but you did it sir i like ur web site bye good day’

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hello Jai,

      I am glad that you are thinking about peak demand and demand response programs. The success of demand response programs will depend on how creative utilities or distribution companies are in giving incentives to consumers. Some people may get motivated by telling them not to use appliances during peak hours as it benefits the world. But many may not. So creative ways need to be identified to motivate people to change their consumption pattern and consumption timings. By the way, you can certainly use the data you get on this website.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  55. Rama Murty says:

    It would be more effective ,if all categories avialable i.e domestic.non-domestic and industrial tariffs

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hi,

      We are trying to work on them one by one. As the tariff plans and usage patterns are different in different situations, we will have to treat them separately. Will keep you posted when we get the commercial calculator published.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  56. krishna kanthk says:

    this website is very useful,the matter is very informative i am able to guide my parents&friends.
    Tkuu Baya

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Thanks for the appreciation. I am glad that you liked it. You can sign up for our newsletter through which we provide regular updates, our new research and seasonal tips.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  57. nikeeta says:

    good tool and informative website. I am from Pune and my bill does not match the calculation. Can u please help/explain? This month bill is way toooo high.

  58. disqus_QsOJJPRBZo says:

    Sir,

    it is great tools for all the electricity consumer and if you can develop of industrial and commercial consumer then it will very good.

    B.P.Agarwal,
    Adv

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Thanks Mr Agarwal. I am glad that you liked it. We are trying to work out something for commercial consumers and will publish it soon. Currently we are helping them out on emails.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  59. Jinesh says:

    I m not able to find my utilities name in the list. Its MSEB.Kindly update it.

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hello Mr Jinesh,

      MSEB or Maharashtra State Electricity Board is no longer referred with the same name. In most of maharashtra electricity is provided by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited or MAHADISCOM. You can find the same in the list.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  60. nidhi says:

    this is a great site there to check one’s bill efficiently

  61. Kapil Sreedhar says:

    thanks

  62. ANTONY says:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS HELP FULL TOOL

  63. applegrew says:

    One question. The slab rate you have used gives me accurate result but I fail to understand from did u get this slab rate since this is different from what is printed on the back of the bill.. It says 0-50 @ 1.45, 51-100 @ 2.80, and so on.

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      The rates that you have mentioned are for contracted load less than 500 watts, which is too less a load for most urban houses. These rates are typically kept for poor and low income houses who just have lights and fans in their homes. Otherwise the rates are 0-100 @ Rs 2.6, 101-200 @ Rs 3.6 and so on.

  64. applegrew says:

    Awesome tool. I tried for my bill at Hyderabad. It was absolutely accurate. Great job!

  65. Prince says:

    how much electricity unit consumed during inverter charging in a day.

  66. Ravi Teja says:

    But how can i download the the data that has been provided as my bill

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Mr Teja,

      Currently you can just take a print of the webpage through your web browser. But it is a great idea. We will try to work to provide this feature in our future releases of this calculator.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  67. naveen kumar sharma says:

    great tool to keep an eye of your electricity consumption.. great job done by your team… keep it up , but one prob. that is shortage of staff in pdd J&K due to this electricity will be theft continue , also low power is the big prob in j&k one person siting in a.c room , due to this the neighbor is unable to start his fan because the person who installed a.c in his hose consume all power so before installation of high volt equipment in any house pdd make some necessary terms & condition i.e the transformer which pdd installed in that area is full fill for taking load of that high voltage equipment if it can take that load then give him permission to installed them

  68. shiju says:

    I have a BEST electricity connection in mumbai. The units consumed for last month was 167. Can someone please tell me what should be my bill. Coz the calculator bill and bill what I received doesn’t match.Thanx

  69. shobhit verma says:

    it proved to be very useful 4 me…thanq guys

  70. shravee says:

    fantastic site. impressed.

  71. kksharma says:

    very good website , its very informative, i felt very happy, its really a very very good work by your team . it helps me to understand my bills and how should i use my appliances and save money.

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Thanks for the good words :). Please do recommend the website to your friends. Also you can sign up for our monthly news letter to get regular updates on our latest research.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  72. xyz says:

    Hi,
    I calculated the bill for 63 units. It shows the bill of Rs 212. However we have received a bill of Rs 170 for 63 units in Maharashtra.

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Hello,
      The tariff for Maharashtra has changed effective 1st Aug 2012. Rs 212 for 63 units is as per the new tariff. Rs 170 comes with old tariff of Rs 2.82 per unit. Which month did you get this bill for?

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  73. safdar imam says:

    It is great tool for calculating bill……………….:)
    thankxxxxx

  74. Jona Khiangte says:

    my electricity bill just came today, and it is sooo much… im using 2 normal size cieling fan, 1fridge and 2 laptops and there came 1300 for 1 month?? can u please help me out??? my landlord let me use a sub metre and they charge me for rs 7 per unit.. is this rs7 per unit a real costing in kolkata?? please

    • abhishekjain203 says:

      Mr Khiangte,
      Rate per unit depends on the amount of electricity you consume. It is a slab wise tariff that you can check on our link http://www.bijlibachao.in/News/domestic-lt-tariff-slabs-and-rates-for-all-states-in-india-in-2012.html.

      Now looking at your appliances: a ceiling fan consumes about 75 watts and if you use both of them for 12-14 hours, you can consume about 60 units a month for them. Consumption of fridge depends on size and if it is of about 250 lts size then it would consume another 40 units. 2 Laptops if used for 10 hours a day would consume about 15-20 units in a month. I am sure you would have some lights as well which will add to another 25-30 units a month. So all in all your consumption would be close to 150 units in a month (approx).

      In Kolkata, billing happens quarterly so in 3 months your consumption will be close to 450 units (assuming that the approximations taken above are close to actuals). In the above mentioned link you can also see that the tariff is not at a fixed rate per unit, and it increases as your consumption increases, and is quite less for initial units of consumption. We would recommend you to check the meter reading for the month and multiply it by three and validate it using our calculator to see how much should it be per unit.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  75. Naveen says:

    New rates for assam are not incorporated..
    Kindly do so..

  76. Rajwinder Singh says:

    Great work of comparison on this website. Today Punjab govt. issued big ads. in newspapers to show to people of Punjab that the recent hike in electricity price in Punjab is less than states like Tamilnadu, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh etc. But this site helped me to find that rate per unit in the mentioned states is already much less than Punjab even after price hike. Punjab government is cheating people with already costly electricity making it 12% more costly in PUNJAB

  77. Krfis says:

    great tool to keep an eye of your electricity consumption.. great job done by your team… keep it up

  78. sher says:

    in some states meter rent is being charged monthly’even the cost of energy meters is covered in one or two years but the cost is being charged for life long for the same meter installed at consumer’s premises’which should be stopped as & when the cost of energy is covered by charging monthly or biomonthly from the consumer.

  79. sher says:

    online billing is good but it needs more training to employees in himachal

  80. Rahul says:

    nice effort. a great help to the nation.

  81. Nissar Bagwan says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing information, It will be very useful far saving the electric consumption of our Nation.
    Good Efforts , Pls Keep it up !!!!!!!!!!!!11

  82. Rajiv says:

    nice efforts

  83. Samshath says:

    Wonderful and very informative site!! Continue to do the good work.  may God bless you.

    Samshath

  84. Sithick says:

    Very Useful Information… :)

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