Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India

By on June 20, 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]

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There Are 279 Comments

  1. Harshat Jain says:

    Hi Jain Saab,

    First of all, I appreciate Your Efforts Regarding Energy Saving Guide.
    This Website Has Proved To Be A Lot Helpful In Understanding What My Appliances Really Are.
    Next Thing To Notify You, Is That The EBC (Elec Bill Cal-C) Is Not Working For The State Of Punjab, After you Click “SUBMIT”.

    Kindly Look Into It,

    Thanks
    :)

  2. Harish Sharma says:

    how much penalty if using electricity in home as office per unit, 6325 period 19.9.12 to 26.6.14 and rs100354.74.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      We do not have information for the same. You should contact your electricity distribution company for it.

  3. Prabhakar Edala says:

    Hello Abhishek,
    I appreciate all the great job that you are doing in this context. Power saved is power generated, so India needs these kind of initiatives that would help in realizing our dreams of futuristic green India.

    Towards this, I would like to help you in developing a smart phone app (to start with on android) that produces the same result as the energy saver calculator that you have. Please let me know and I would be glad to work on this for the great cause.

    Cheers, Prabhakar

  4. SANKALP says:

    BILL GENERATED THROUGH UR WEBSITE:

    Your Electricity Bill

    Element  Value (in Rs) 
    Fixed Charge 75
    Energy Charge 3625
    Regulatory Surcharge 137
    Energy Tax 185
    Total Bill 4022

    MY ACTUAL BILL IS :
    Your Electricity Bill

    Element  Value (in Rs) 
    Fixed Charge 300
    Energy Charge 3625
    Regulatory Surcharge 0 (NO SUR CHARGE BUT THERE IS MD PENALTY=300)
    Energy Tax 196
    Total Bill 4422

    AND ONE MORE CONFUSION :
    MAY READINGS : 37147-37640 (493 UNITS)
    JUNE READINGS : 37603-38398 (795 UNITS) (I THINK JUNE READINGS SHOULD START FROM 37640 AS MAY
    READINGS END AT 37640 BUT METER READER HAS MADE MY
    FROM 37603-38398)
    JULY READINGS : 38324-39309 (985 UNITS) (SIMILARLY JULY READINGS SHOULD START FROM 38398)

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city is this for? What type of connection is it? How many units are there on the bill? What is the connected load?

  5. J S Prakasam says:

    bescom bill paymen from chennai kindly send me procedure.where to get account code

  6. Lakshay Agarwal says:

    What are FSA charges ?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Lakshay,

      You can read more about it on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/electricity-bill/fuel-adjustment-charges-on-electricity-bills-explained.html

  7. sumeeta says:

    hi Abhishek, need to buy a new AC for my bedroom of 300 sq.ft Mumbai (sion). could u help me with most efficient energy saving model/brand of AC which i should install.

  8. trinadh says:

    hai I entered all data and tried to press submit its not working!!!!!whts the problem I tried in different browsers also

  9. Poulami says:

    what is the billing period of various states like Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, etc in India?

  10. abhinav agrawal says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I am looking for the fuel power adjustment price and cross subsidy on electricity in Tamilnadu , can you please help me in that and mention the links of the document from where I can download the same.
    Regards
    Abhi

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Abhinav,

      Sorry I do not have that information. You will have to search it on TNERC website.

  11. anand rajan says:

    thank you..fantastic stuff

  12. neelam rathi says:

    tried using the online bill caculator but even after submitting the full data nothing shows.

  13. Rupesh says:

    Hi Abhisek,
    Thanks for your efforts, it is helping larger section of consumers.
    I am using 1.5 ton AC Hitachi for 4-5 hours daily ,2 Tube lights for 6 hours,2 fans for avg 8 hours,1 Fridge for 22 hours and I TV for 6 hours. What should be ideal units in a month ? I am surprised to see my society has raised 700 units after some repair done in electrical meters. What I estimate it should not more than 12-15 units for day.

  14. jai krishna jha says:

    Awwwsssssome

  15. Moonmoon says:

    Hi Abhishek
    I have recently shifted to gurgaon and haven’t bought my appliances yet.i have the following thing running.
    1 fan – 12 hours
    2 CFL’s- max of 4 hours daily
    1 cooler – max of 3-4 hour daily
    1 exhaust fan- 15 mins daily

    i’m confuse because my landlord recently gave me a bill where in my unit consumption is around 164 units in a month,and he is calculating it @ around 7Rs per unit which comes to around 1148. and i’ve yet not connected my appliances like TV, fridge,washing machine,AC or any heavy appliances….
    Is the pricing correct for Gurgaon sector 54)

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Firstly 164 units looks too high, because here is my calculation:

      Appliance Wattage Unit per hour hourly usage total units per day
      Fan 75 0.075 12 0.90
      CFL 46 0.046 4 0.18
      Cooler 200 0.2 4 0.80
      Exhaust 75 0.075 0.25 0.02
              1.90

      With 2 units per day your monthly consumption should be around 60 units. 164 is too high. Are you using anything else as well?

    • Moonmoon Mukherjee says:

      No…i do not use any other products occasionally an hair dryer for 1-2 min once a week and a phillips iron 5 days a week for 2-4 minutes…but nothing else…i missed it the last time because its usage is so rare…i use absolutely nothing else….most of the time (from morning 9 to evening 9) no-one is at home and we switch off the main MCB from outside so that even by mistake nothing remains switched on…
      i spoke to my landlord to clarify..he says its the latest digital meter that he has installed and its tamperproof…also the motor is also connected to separate line..i’m unable to find any discrepancy and hence i don’t know what to do…he also got an electrician to check the connectivity….

      Now i’m scared to connect an AC or a TV or a fridge :(

  16. G.Aravindh. says:

    i have more iformation in TNEB for TANGEDCO,TANTRANSCO, and TNEB Limted. then latest informations for our TNEB corpration. i am study in EEE in B.E. So i want lot of details. then job vacancy for TNEB in details.i want rating for genration , transmision and distributions system.

  17. Uday says:

    Dear Abhishek,
    I’ve been using a whirlpool refrigerator and Daewoo washing machine at my home in Kerala, India. I’ve bought this from Dubai. It’s 230V, 50 hz rated appliances. Unfortunately, to advise you the model numbers is not possible at this point of time. My question is will the fact of ‘being imported equipment’ affect the power consumption? Will it increase or decrease the power consumption or remains the same compared with similar appliances bought from India. Home is connected with three phase power.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Uday,

      I am not sure about energy standards in Dubai but it will truly depend on the model. Energy efficiency standards are different in different countries, however everywhere there is a range. Japan has very high energy efficiency standards for ACs and refrigerators, but it again is a range that overlaps with efficiency standards in India. India’s most efficient ACs are equivalent mid range ACs in Japan. India’s lowest range ACs will not be sold in Japan. So it truly depends.

  18. pintoo says:

    WHY DO YOU CHANGE MY METER WATTAGE

  19. RAVI says:

    Your site is not at all working. I reside in Tiruvannamalai TAMILNADU and I put my usage units but never got the bill amount even after trying 10 times. In a way you are misleading the public. It is such a waste site.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      The calculator uses a javascript. Can you please check if javascript is blocked on your browser? Also if you are unable to use the calculator, can you please send me number of units and connected load and I can generate the bill for you.

  20. RAM WABLE says:

    HI ABHISHEK, I AM FROM MUMBAI (SOUTH) AND YOUR CALCULATOR AND THE SITE IS REALLY HELPFUL. THANKS A LOT. IN THE BILLING I THINK, THERE IS ANOTHER CHARGE CALLED “INDHAN SAMAYOJAN AAKAR” WHICH IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE CALCULATIONS.THE CHARGES ARE: 0.38, 0.73, 1.05, 1.34. FOR THE 4 DIFF SLABS. PLEASE CHECK THE SAME FROM YOUR SIDE AND UPDATE THE SITE.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      FSA or Fuel Surcharge Adjustment changes more frequently than the tariff. Tariffs change once in a year whereas FSA changes anytime when the utility feels that they are paying more for buying electricity. MERC (Maharashtra Electricity Regulator Commission) determines the maximum limit for FSA but most of the time this value is determined while billing and is not available in public domain. And that is the reason we have not been able to include FSA in the calculator. Thanks for the appreciation, it really motivates us to do better.

  21. Niru Singh says:

    Hi Abhishek, I had asked if I could use my Samsung Frig without a voltage stabiliser in Delhi.You had kindly responded and asked the model no. I dont have a booklet or and printed material for the fridge. This is a double door model no:SR-S20DTD and is at least ten years old. I got it from my brother as a gift as he shifted overseas..but has been troubling me with low cooling, and erratic performance since. Appreciate any advice, thanks and regards, Niru Singh

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      I doubt that a refrigerator which is more than 10 years old would have higher voltage tolerance. So if you are experiencing voltage fluctuations in your area then you should go for a stabilizer. Else if you are not facing fluctuations, then it may not be necessary.

  22. Piyush Tandon says:

    Hi ABhishek…

    I have two connections 5 KW each.. residential & commercial.
    Residential has 5 A/c connected ( only 2 or 3 are used), fridge, 1.5 HP pump, geyser,2 flat TV ,1 computer,lights and fan 5 rooms…tenant having 2 A/c and fridge (they put both A/c this month)

    Commercial has my consultancy office with 3 A/c, 6 computers,an inverter 3.5 KVA, fridge(2 usually run) and an expansion of one more A/c in future….
    Till date both connection bills showed up MD lesser than 5KW ( surprisingly between 1 to 2) but charged 5KW obviously but this month the bills showed a Demand of 11 and 12 KW (1800 units & 650 units) thus higher fixed charges and penalty…An increase of usage was certainly there..

    Is it possible that such a steep increase possible in KW in MD???

    I am planning to increase my residential load from 5KW to 8KW and get an additional connection of 5KW for my rented portion..

    Am i planning corrected or need to do something else..?? DO i need to give any other information??

    Thanks in advance

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      That’s a lot of load on each connection.

      If the ACs are 1.5 ton ACs, then each of them would be about 1800-1900 watts or roughly 2 kW each. So 5 ACs can be 10 kW. Fridge would be another 500 watts. 1.5 HP is another 1200 or 1.2 kW. Geyser would be another 2 kW. 2 Flat TVs would be 120 watts each. 1 computer would be another 200 watts. 5 fans and 5 lights would be 5×75 + 5×55 (tubelights) = 650 watts. So total would be about 10 + 0.5 + 1.2 + 2 + 0.24 + 0.2 + 0.65 = ~ 14-15 kW (if everything is running together). But as not everything will run together, it may come down to 11-12 kW.

      In office 3 ACs would be about 6 kW. 6 Computers about 1.2 kW. 2 Fridge another 1 kW. So total of about 8-9 kW.

      It is possible that they were not measuring it earlier and started measuring it recently. Because it is not possible for such steep increase. But your load looks really high.

  23. Piyush Tandon says:

    If one month suffers from MD penalty.. Is the increased demand of load carried to the next months also even if I consume lesser ??

  24. Saji says:

    Hi,

    Sorry to say that there is something seriously wrong with your calculator.
    I am from Mumbai using reliance energy. When you put the “Billed unit” it
    gives you a wrong amount (much higher than what is charged in the actual bill)
    I think you are adding wheeling charges twice.
    Please try it with an actual E bill so that you can get a clear picture and rectify the mistake.
    Good luck and appreciate your work.
    Regards
    Saji

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Can you try it now? It should work. And you guessed it right, wheeling charges were getting added twice.

  25. Raj says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am using following things….
    1 Cooler 17 hrs
    1 fan 17 hrs
    2 tubelight 6 hrs per day
    1 refrigerator 165 L full day
    press 20 min per day
    washing machine 2 hr per week
    TV 8 hrs per day
    The last bill shows a consumption of 471 units. is it correct

  26. Mithun Paul says:

    My name is Mithun Paul. I purchased a second hand refrigerator of kelvinator ( New sterling supreme) and a CRT telivision of Sunsui K2K21. Can u please tell me how many these two consume electricity in one month. And also let me know how much i can save monthly replacing refrigerator with a new 5star and also TV with a LED .. Hoping a reply from you.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Mithun,

      Savings on refrigerator will depend on the size and BEE star rating of your old refrigerator. But for TV I can say that CRT TV of 21inch is of about 120 watts and LED of similar size would consume 25 watts. So you save roughly 1 unit of electricity in 10 hours of usage.

  27. prabu says:

    Hi Abhishek, thank you for your knowledgeable information sharing. This post definitely helps to who blindly using power in their home. In my home I am in-charge for Power EB , so far i have paid only around 500 for every two month period. Two months before I bought a New split ac, Onida 1.5 ton 5 star rated, after using this 8 hours everyday now EB charged Rs 2415 (600 units). It was big hit for me, What i thought was 2014 year 5 star rated AC will take very less amount of energy than previous year models. My previous units are 240,260,300 like that. Even I am using 29 degree constantly, It gives good output (chill) otherwise remote is for just switch on and switch off.

    Is there any way to reduce power consumed, I mean is there any method for split ac usage. I am in very hottest place in Tamil Nadu. Please let me know if there is any idea. And anyway simply super what you have done here. Good job !

  28. Shams Ali says:

    Abhishek you deserve a lot of kudos for the information and knowledge expertise you shared on this site with such a simple language, great effort indeed.

    I just want to know how PF ( I believe its power factor) in electronic meter can effect our billing, after going through you site I started electric audit for my home and found our PF is 92 and all other meters in our building in between 71 to 78. Please advice whats going wrong here.

    Regards

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Ali,

      I am glad that you found the website useful. Well yes PF stands for power factor and higher the power factor better it is. 92 means 92% or 0.92. Power factor of unity or 1 is ideal. You can read more about Power Factor on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/general-tips/what-is-power-factor-correction-and-how-mdi-maximum-demand-indicator-penalty-can-be-avoided.html

      Formula is like this:

      Watts = Power Factor x Voltage x Current

      Watts consumed by appliance remains almost the same. What varies is power factor, voltage and current. But in residential connection we are billed for watt-hour consumed. In commercial and industrial connections, the billing happens on Volt-Ampere (or VA). So if power factor is low, for the same watts the VA value will be high. Improving power factor will decrease the VA value. So you need not worry about PF in your house which however is good as it is 0.92 (although it can reach up to unity).

  29. Abrar says:

    Hi Abhishek
    I purchased Voltas 1.5 tnr Split AC with Model 185 CYA with Power consumption of 1438w , but i have measured its taking more kw according to electricity meter than voltas rating . I run AC on 27 degree for only night time for around 7-9 hrs. Also chkd with voltas engineer they told me its taking normal watts around 6amp or 1500 – 1550w .
    My room is at top floor , exposed to direct sun light .
    Kindly suggest .

  30. sachchidananda says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    I purchased a new( Voltas Split 1Ton AC Model No- 125CYa 5 star, 1011w) for my room, that room size is 14/12 also one wall getting sunlight which is east side Ground floor . My location is Bishnupur Bankura near to Kolkata . I am using 5 to 6 hrs per day ….so suggest me which mode is best for power consume also … how much unit/pm I can aspect…!!! That ac is good or bad ??

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      1 ton AC for your room sounds less. Are you getting good cooling from the AC during peak summer day time?

      • sachchidananda says:

        yes …But it’s take time 30mins on 21o temp but 1 thing I notice that outside unit connected with 2 pipes …from one pipe cotinues comming drop of water that is not draing pipe!!!so is it any problem ?

  31. drsanthoshgoud says:

    I have single phase 1kv connection. I used 229 units in the last month.Instead of getting Rs1004 I got Rs1749 as utility charges. Apart from that Fuel surcharge 350 and misc. 100 ..My total bill was 2200..Is it possible a domestic meter will get this much bill for 229 units? And for my shock when I checked the bill twice I noticed that the in the bill it was charged as category 2b which means its a commercial meter.When I called my house owner he was blindly arguing it is a domestic meter and the bill is correct one and I should pay it..Whom should I consult now?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      can you send your bill to [email protected]?

  32. Giridhar says:

    I’m using immersion water heater. It is 230v 50hz single phase coil. How much time it required to use one unit of electricity???

  33. balaji says:

    Sir my main query is is 10kw 3 phase load enough for 3 Ac s ,4 freezers, 22 cfl s,water motor and 8 fans.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Sounds less. However to tell exact number I need to know tonnage of ACs (if possible star rating), wattage of freezers and size of water motor.

  34. balaji says:

    Sir
    I have 3 a/c’ s , 3double door freezer, 22 cfl bulbs ,and one water motor for
    borewell in our restaurent.
    We have one 3 phase meter and 2 single phase meter total 10kw.
    There were lot of burnt wires near meter junction box .We rewired all the connections in the junction box with local electrician and distributed power equally.
    But thick fuse is burning off every 7 to 10 days .
    Please give suggestion what to do.
    Thank you.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      I think you have gone for re-wirable fuse and if it is burning very frequently means quality is bad. Don’t select the fuse size arbitrarily but as per the maximum load current. Electricians sometime have tendency of providing fuse wire arbitrarily. Better go for HRC fuse or MCB. Never play with the protection and better hire a qualified electrician and provide the protection correctly.

  35. abhi says:

    very nice jain saab awsome calculator hats off Senor :)

  36. Ashish says:

    I recently purchased a resale (unused) flat in SAS Nagar, Punjab. There was no electricity connection provided by the seller. When I went to apply for new electricity connection, I was told that Builder has not obtained NOC from Pollution Board. I felt cheated. However when speaking to Society/Neighbors i came to know that i can get a subconnection by installing a sub-meter. Rent is 600/- per month + Rs. 7 per unit. Please suggest what shall i do? Where can i get a good Sub-Meter?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Ashish,

      Ideally you should have legal connection for you house. By putting a submeter you are getting costly electricity. Someone is basically trying to sell you electricity on their connection and making money out of it (which I think is not legal). Firstly in punjab there is no fixed charges for meter and it is mostly energy charges. Secondly the tariffs are slabbed so if you consume less you pay less per unit and for higher consumption you pay more. In this connection you are getting flat rate which is higher. But you do not have any option as well.

  37. Karthik says:

    Hi – I am setting up a restaurant in Chennai, Tamilnadu. The landlord has obtained 20 KW load from EB (Commercial). My electrician says the appliances will use a minimum of 25 KW. Should I ask my landlord to apply for more load? He says I can use up to 40 KW without any problem and it is normal (although approved in 20KW).

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      If the assigned load is 25 kW, practically you may exceed the load without having any problems as such. But being on commercial connection, you may get penalty for exceeding the load (depending on commercial tariff plan in Chennai). So it is better to get the load increased.

  38. Palvinder Mann says:

    Thanks a lot Sir !

  39. Palvinder Mann says:

    I have applied for a three phase connection of 9 Kw in Punjab, but as of now my requirement is of only 6 Kw for atleast two years, my question is that weather i have to pay more for three phase connection per month as compared to single phase user in my electricity bill and secondly what are minimum utilization of units per month in three phase connection if any then what is the cost associated with it per Kw. I am worried as my friends told me that your monthly bill will be more due to three phase connection as you need only 6 Kw units per month.

    Please help !

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Punjab has Rs 41 / KW MMC or minimum monthly charge. Which means if your total bill is more than MMC then your bill value is taken, else the MMC value is taken as your bill. Otherwise there is no other impact of increasing the connected load. You may just have to pay for the three phase meter.

  40. sanjay tambe says:

    How electricity duty calculate in HT express feeder in Maharashtra

  41. gireesh says:

    The energy charges calculated by your website for Vadodara Gujarat are not correct. It shows higher than what I am receiving in my electricity bill.
    Also MGVCL has added fuel surcharge per unit which is not taken into account here.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Gireesh,

      What is the billing period on your bill? Is it more than 1 month? The calculator above calculates based on one month billing period. Can you please send a copy of your bill at [email protected] so that we can improve the calculator.

      Also the Fuel Surcharge is not a fixed amount and changes every month. Typically state regulatory commission puts an upper limit for fuel surcharge, but the actual amount is determined by the distribution company depending on the rates of coal (or fuel) for that month. As this information is not available publicly in most states, it is very difficult to get this amount. You can look at this link to know more about fuel surcharge: Fuel Adjustment Charges on Electricity Bills explained

  42. gireesh says:

    I tried to calculate my electricity bill for Vadodara(MGVCL). The energy charges calculated by your website are not correct.
    Also request you to add fuel surcharge for Gujarat, which is added recently.

  43. bittu says:

    only for domestic users calculator??but i want to know about my shop..

  44. sameer shah says:

    Hi Abhishek

    When as per your calculations my bill should be 7885 for a consumption of 964 units , when actual bill is for 11602.
    how do we determine whether the meter is set by them for higher consumption.
    Sameer

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Which city is this for? Tariffs have changed in a few places and we have to update them in our database. If it is for Mumbai then the tariff has increased significantly in Mumbai.

  45. Anand Dixit says:

    Hello

    I am residing with my big family in same house floor-wise. As we consume more units on a single meter and have to pay a huge electricity bill monthly.

    Is it beneficial for applying another connection of meter for taking extra advantage of tariff, if yes then please tell me HOW.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Dixit,

      If you have different addresses with different address proofs, then you would be able to do that. Else I guess it would be difficult.

  46. veera says:

    hi abhishek,
    the tariff that you have given are not matching with the rate (slab wise) shown after filling the fields in the calculator.
    i have tried for bihar. And for bihar there is no condition on the load(according to your data), still it is affecting the bill by calculator.
    thanks.

  47. Abhishek says:

    Hello,

    I am looking for the user’s manual for Landis Gyr E250 electronic meter. I’ve just got this meter installed and trying to figure out what the various displays mean. If anyone has the manual for this meter or for another similar Landis meter then please share.

    Regards,
    Abhishek.

  48. Murali says:

    I have 0.8 Godrej AC 3 Star , 6 years old. Daily this is used for about 7 hours a day. Will there be any benefit if I change this to an Inverter Technology AC ?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Murali,

      There will be savings if you move to inverter tech. But the benefit will depend on your usage of AC and electricity rates. If you go for 0.75 ton inverter AC, it will cost about Rs 28000 or so. My guess is that you would save max about 2-2.5 units per day if your usage is for 7 hrs. So if your rate of electricity is Rs 5, then about Rs 10-12 per day or Rs 300-350 per month. And thus it will take quite some time for payback (or may not payback at all). It will be better if you choose one efficient AC when you plan to buy one next time.

      • Murali says:

        Thanks Mr.Abhishek
        Efficient AC means , in Tonnage or Technology based ?
        My average bimonthly usage is around 500-550 units. But when AC usage iver, it may go beyond 600 units and the Unit charge will be flat Rs.6.50/- from unit one. so I wish to bring it down below 400 units.. Now AC alone takes more than 5 units a day, ie 300 plus units swallowed by AC. So if I switch over to inverter AC ( 0.75 or 1 ton), I can save around 180 units no ?

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          The Efficient AC mentioned above is BEE 5 star rated AC. It will certainly depend on tonnage and technology. Inverter tech ACs are more efficient than BEE 5 star rated AC and thus if you switch to Inverter AC, there could be 30-40% savings in units consumed by AC.

  49. Shaashi says:

    I sent a snapshot of my bill at [email protected]; have a look please!
    Is it fair that our landlord is asking us to pay Rs. 7 per unit(Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam Ltd)? What should we do?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Shaashi,

      As per the HERC tariff order, if your consumption of electricity is less than 100 units then the tariff is: Rs 2.98 per unit for first 40 units and Rs 4.75 for next 60 units. Plus Rs 100 fixed charge for 2 kW connected load. There is additional FAC which is also applied but it is mostly a few paise per unit. So I don’t think you should be paying Rs 7 per unit as your usage is less (66 units). However if there is a single meter and the total consumption for you and your landload goes beyond 800 units a month, then every unit is about Rs 6 + FAC (so around Rs 7 per unit). In that case Rs 7 looks fine.

  50. ashu says:

    if the meter rent is included in each month bill then why they asked to buy the meter ?
    plz clarify .

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Ashu,

      Not sure why you had to buy the meter. You should talk to the consumer grievances department in your electricity distribution company.

  51. Deep says:

    wrong calculation for MVNL.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      can you please help us improve it by sending a copy of your bill at [email protected]

  52. biman says:

    this calculator does not working. I can’t find the result

  53. narendra sheth says:

    Electricity Duty & Tax: this is applicable on Energy Charge or total
    pl.give detail

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Well different naming conventions in different states. One of them is a fixed amount per unit (in Mumbai Electricity duty is fixed paisa per unit consumed), one of them is % of total (not just on energy charge, again in Mumbai it is referred as Electricity Tax, in some state it is mentioned as duty on bill).

  54. prashant says:

    hi abhishek
    could you please tell if there is any other way to know approved load besides looking on electricity bill or doing the tedious task of summing up that of all appliances being used…is that listed on meter somewhere???..there’s something listed as 3200 imp/kwh ..is that connected load??

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Prashant,

      Electricity bill is the best source for information. If you are in cities like Mumbai/Delhi where there are private utilities who give an online account, then you can check your online account to find the same as well. I have not seen utilities mention it on meter. Also you may sum up the appliances, but that may not be your connected load, as it is something that is decided when you take the connection (or you may get the value altered at some later stage), but it is not something dynamic.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

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  56. Ali says:

    I can’t find the result. I want to know about my bill details.

  57. Sandeep Dimri says:

    Hi tried to calculate my bill with the following details but the tool is not working
    utility Punjab state power corporation
    billed unit 151
    phase single
    Kv 10
    could u let me know the bill amount as per details given above

    Sandeep Dimri

  58. KODALI says:

    WHAT IS FSA10/11 0.9487 ?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      For FSA, you can read our article: http://www.bijlibachao.com/electricity-bill/fuel-adjustment-charges-on-electricity-bills-explained.html

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  59. Gaurav says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      4 kW is the maximum sanctioned load that PVVNL gives for single phase connection.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  60. Gaurav says:

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

  61. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sandeep,

      Electricity tariffs are slabbed, i.e. for first few units the charges are less but as consumption increases the tariffs increase. You can check Maharashtra tariff on this link: http://www.bijlibachao.com/news/domestic-lt-tariff-slabs-and-rates-for-all-states-in-india-in-2013.html. For the first 300 units the tariffs would be less than Rs 8. But beyond that it will be equal to or more than Rs 8 per unit.

      If it is between you and your owner, I doubt that you will be able to file complaint with the Distribution company.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  62. Partha P says:

    Hi Abhishek,

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

    Thanks
    Partha

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Partha,

      It is working for me. Can you please let me know the values that you have put (or can you send screenshot of error at [email protected])? Also is javascript enabled on your browser?

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  63. Raghu says:

    I want to start plant in mangalore karnatakka in a industrail area.my machine 10 kw.if I ran my machine 8 hour in day for 1 month can you let me know my elecric bill amount?
    My mail id is [email protected]
    Thank you.
    RAGHU

  64. 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 Jain 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?

  65. 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 Jain 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

  66. 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 Jain 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 Jain says:

        HI Abhishek,

        Looks like Bijli Dept in UP is applying penalty for exceeding demand even for residential connection. We got a few electricity bills from UP that have the penalty. So please make sure that you do not exceed the contracted load.

        Regards,
        Abhishek

    • Abhishek Jain 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.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Priyanshu,

          Firsty I must say that I have not seen any state till now that applies Maximum Demand Penalty for residential consumers. But it is strange that the UPPCL document says that “General Provisions are applicable to all category consumers” (Page 1). Although it also says that MD penalty is applicable only if you have a tri-vector meter/tod meter installed. If you have a tri vector meter installed then your electricity bill should have all “kVAR, kVA, power factor” readings mentioned along with kW reading. The document you shared also states this for residential consumers: “Recording of such maximum demand will be used for the purpose of system planning and education in the current tariff year” (page 8).

          Will it be possible for you to send a scanned copy of your bill to [email protected]? Also have you noticed any difference/change in the Sanctioned Load/Demand column in your last few electricity bills (because if the demand is being measured, then it will be highly unlikely that it is same month on month)?

          Regards,
          Abhishek

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          HI Priyanshu,

          Looks like Bijli Dept in UP is applying penalty for exceeding demand even for residential connection. We got a few electricity bills from UP that have the penalty. So please make sure that you do not exceed the contracted load.

          Regards,
          Abhishek

  67. 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 Jain 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

  68. prasad mayya says:

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

  69. 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 Jain 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

  70. 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 Jain 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

  71. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      Can you please send us a sample scanned copy of your electricity bill at [email protected]?

      Thanks

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • Abhishek says:

        Hey Abhishek,

        Please follow this link to see a screenshot from my latest bill.

        https://www.dropbox.com/s/fbjd8wzbuk9b62x/Bill.JPG

        The regulatory surcharge is calculated at a rate of 3.71% on Electricity charges+fixed/demand charges. It is a three phase, 5KW connection provided by MVVNL, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. I think this much info will suffice to update the calculator and I did not feel the need to mail the entire bill with all the personal info, I hope you’ll understand. If you need any other information regarding the bill, feel free to contact me. Kindly let me know when the calculator is updated.

        Regards,
        Abhishek.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Abhishek,

          You can try it now.

          Regards,
          Abhishek

          • Abhishek says:

            Hi Abhishek,

            Just checked the updated calculator and now the amount is coming out absolutely accurate. Quick update is appreciated. Will let you know if any further changes are made in the billing.

            Couple of suggestions:

            1. Every time I visit the calculator page, I have to manually choose the utility. Can you update the calculator in such a way that one does not need to select utility every time, perhaps by using cookies maybe.

            2. Also this new drop down menu in utility selection is rather inconvenient, as the menu being so long ends up out of the screen area and one needs to keep scrolling to reach the required city and utility. Maybe you can have three different drop down menus for state, city and utility, that will make it much easy for users.

            Regards,
            Abhishek.

  72. Aditya Bhatia says:

    thanks for the tool

  73. 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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  74. 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 :)

  75. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  76. mukesh odedra says:

    I want to start plant in Ahmedabad my machine 15 hp if I ran my machine 8 hour in day for 1 month can you let me know my light bill amount?
    My mail id is [email protected]
    Thank you.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      HI,

      My guess is that you will be on an industrial LT connection. A 15 hp machine for 8 hours a day in a month will cost you about Rs 12000-13000 per month on electricity bills (as per rates in Ahd). Please make sure that you use a capacitor bank for power factor correction so that your electricity bills are optimized. More about capacitor banks on these links:

      http://www.bijlibachao.com/General-Tips/what-is-power-factor-correction-and-how-mdi-maximum-demand-indicator-penalty-can-be-avoided.html

      http://www.bijlibachao.com/General-Tips/power-saver-devices-or-capacitor-banks-does-it-really-save-electricity.html

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  77. 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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  78. 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]

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  79. 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!

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  80. 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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  81. 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?

    • Abhishek Jain 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

      • Abhishek Jain 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.

  82. 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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  83. 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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  84. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  85. Neeraj says:

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

  86. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      Which city do you live in?

      Regards,
      Abhishek

    • Abhishek Jain 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.

  87. 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!

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  88. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

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

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  89. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      The tubes are impacted by the temperature in the room where they are used. We had similar experience with T5 in our Kitchen. It was mainly because the temperature in Kitchen is higher. You can check out our link which has more information on this: http://www.bijlibachao.com/Lights/life-and-performance-of-cfls-and-fluorescent-tube-lights-depends-on-ambient-or-room-temperature.html .

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  90. Anjon Talukder says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  91. 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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  92. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  93. 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?????????////

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  94. 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?????????////

  95. 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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  96. 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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  97. ANNY says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi,

      FSA is fuel surcharge which is a variable monthly rate per unit of electricity consumed. More on it is available on our link: http://www.bijlibachao.in/Electricity-Bill/fuel-adjustment-charges-on-electricity-bills-explained.html.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  98. GS says:

    Great program. Deeply appreciate your inputs to reduce consumption.

  99. 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

  100. SANJAY KADAM says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  101. 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

  102. 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 ……………

  103. Ashok Bhardwaj says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

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

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  104. 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…

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  105. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      Low voltage should not impact your electricity bills as the billing happens on the amount of energy you use. And energy or (kWH) is equal to voltage x current x time (you can check our article http://www.bijlibachao.in/Electricity-Bill/what-are-watt-kilowatt-and-a-unit-of-electricity.html).

      What low voltage can do is impact the life and performance of your appliances (and that is why stabilizers are used for computers at some places).

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  106. Usha says:

    Pls mention about washing machines too.

  107. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Chetan,

      A 100 Watt bulb if left on for 10 hours consumes 1 unit of electricity. So it is simple 100 (watt) x 10 (hours)=1000 Watt Hour = 1 kWh = 1 unit. There are few articles on our website that can help you understand more:

      http://www.bijlibachao.in/Electricity-Bill/what-are-watt-kilowatt-and-a-unit-of-electricity.html
      http://www.bijlibachao.in/Self-Assessment/high-electricity-bills-what-can-you-do.html
      http://www.bijlibachao.in/Self-Assessment/measuring-electricity-consumption-of-home-appliances-and-doing-self-audit.html

      Specially check the last one where we talk about how you can buy a single phase energy meter and make a device to assess appliances at home. Please note that the calculations for lights, fans, TV, etc are straight forwards. But to measure any thermal appliance (Refrigerator, Air Conditioner, Water Heater, electric iron, etc), it will not be a straight forward calculation but will depend on multiple factors (atmospheric temperature, usage, sizing, etc), and that is where a meter will help.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  108. 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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  109. 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?

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  110. govardhan says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  111. lawrence says:

    i would like it to also calculate commercial electricity charges

  112. 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]

  113. 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’

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  114. Rama Murty says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  115. krishna kanthk says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  116. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Can you please send a copy of your bill at [email protected] There is a Fuel Adjustment Charge component that varies frequently (every month at some places in the country) and is not included in the calculator. We are trying to get the source of that information and will include in the calculator once we have it. In the meanwhile we can help you do the analysis of your bill.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  117. 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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  118. Jinesh says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  119. nidhi says:

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

  120. Kapil Sreedhar says:

    thanks

  121. ANTONY says:

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS HELP FULL TOOL

  122. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain 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.

  123. applegrew says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Thanks. We are glad that you liked it.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

      • sushil kumar says:

        hello, abhishek

        I want to know the online payment website of bihar electricity bills of Bihar for house bills.

        The website http://www.biharbills.org does not give information about house bills it gives only L/T bills. But, i want to know BH consumer.

        please send reply to my email [email protected]

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hello Mr Kumar,

          L/T stands for low transmission, and all households received low transmission connection. So you should be able to pay your bills using the website. Are you not able to do so?

          Regards,
          Abhishek

  124. Prince says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      We are in process of evaluating inverters and so will not be able to give a number at this stage. But you can read more about inverters on our article: http://www.bijlibachao.in/Appliances/choose-right-inverter-ups-for-home-and-maintain-it-right-to-manage-electricity-bills.html .

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  125. Ravi Teja says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  126. 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

  127. 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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello,

      As per the latest tariff from BEST (http://www.bestundertaking.com/pdf/Tariff_Booklet_1june_2012.pdf) your energy charges will come close to Rs 585 (not including fuel adjustment charges). Your fixed charges and taxes will depend on the connected load that you have. If you can send a scanned copy of your electricity bill at [email protected], we can analyze and help you understand how the bill is calculated.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  128. shobhit verma says:

    it proved to be very useful 4 me…thanq guys

  129. shravee says:

    fantastic site. impressed.

  130. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  131. 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.

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  132. safdar imam says:

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

  133. 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

    • Abhishek Jain 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

  134. Naveen says:

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

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Naveen,

      The latest rates for assam are available in the tool. The rates are taken from the latest tariff order available from APDCL website: http://www.laedcl.gov.in/downloads/tarifforder1013.pdf (available on page 139 and 140). The tool does not incorporate FPPCA which may cause some discrepancy in total bill amount, but the energy charges and fixed charges should tally. But those are temporary changes which are determined by utility in the beginning of every month and varies from month to month. You can send an email to me at [email protected] and we can discuss more if you want.

      Regards,

      Abhishek

  135. hsg says:

    kindly incorporate best new rates for mumbai
    http://www.bestundertaking.com/pdf/Tariff_Booklet_1june_2012.pdf

  136. 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

  137. Krfis says:

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

  138. 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.

  139. sher says:

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

  140. Rahul says:

    nice effort. a great help to the nation.

  141. 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

  142. Rajiv says:

    nice efforts

  143. Samshath says:

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

    Samshath

  144. Sithick says:

    Very Useful Information… :)

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