Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India

By on August 5, 2015

Hindi Translation: ऑनलाइन बिजली बिल कैलक्यूलेटर - सभी राज्यों के लिए

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.

Calculator

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 created this online electricity bill calculator that will help people understand how much they spend on various appliances every month and how they can save by doing various activities. Please make sure that you read about the calculator below before using it.

 

Please note that this tool currently works only for domestic tariffs.

 

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 2014

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.

Check this video to make it easier to understand basic terms used for Electricity:

Also check this video that can help you understand how many units your appliances are consuming:

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]


  • MANISH

    PLZ HELP ME I Installed new electric meter .Bill charge in every month for 40 unit without any printed biiled unit in Bill shit.After 1 year he charged RS4783.45 with printed billed unit (privious billed unit 8853 i.e reading of old meter) but my biiled unit in new meter is 1336. plz suggest what i can do???

  • ralph

    hi, tata power has come up with some new charges so could y’all pls update the calculations

  • Harsh Vardhan Sharma

    Hi,
    I am glad we have people like you in our country to understand and help educate others about the importance of such an important utility of our daily lives. I would be much obliged if you can help me with my problems as I am spending almost 15% of my earning on electricity every month.

    I live with my parents and a sibling in Kolkata under the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company area however I have the following usage in my home:
    4 Fans out of which only 1 would be running for 24 hours for 30 days. 2 Nos. Havells and 1 Crompton Greaves and 1 Local (hardy used).
    Havells CFL Tubes 3 Nos operating for 10 to 12 hours (max) per day.
    Phillips T9 Tubes 2 Nos. 8 hours max each per day.
    3 CFLs, 11W, 8W & 15W, 6 hours max per day
    2 5W LED Bulbs. 12 hours per day
    Electroluxe 230 Ltrs Refrigerator (No Star) 24 hours
    Heavy Duty Invertor hardly operates.
    1 300W Exhaust 6 hours
    1 800W Exhaust 2 hours
    1 1000W Chimney 2 hours
    1 RO System 12 hours
    1 Toshiba 24″ LCD with Normal Set Top Box on Multi Plug + Phone Chargers on it. 18 hours
    1 1200 W Washing Machine running one a week for 4 hours.
    Provided Load is 2.75KWh

    I do not have any Air-Con, a Water Heater which operates only in winters and there is hardly any power disruption. Still I am ending up paying 2500 to 2700 per month for more than 325 Units.

    Can you help me understand how can I bring this down or is there a fault in my wiring? I have an Isolater in the main and MCBs inside the house. Though the wiring is provided cheap by the developer.

    I have some families using AC 24 hours and still pay 1500 a month with two refrigerators of 600ltrs + 300ltrs.

    I would be delighted to receive assistance as the Government officials don’t even bother to hear you out or respond in any manner. This amount is increasing every quarter now. Earlier is was like 1600 per month now I am paying 2600 average from past two quarters.

    Please help.

    Regards,

  • chavda ashvin

    Hi,
    how can i calculate payable amount from my sub meter .
    main meter unit is 457 and bill amount is 3220
    and my sub meter reading is 135 unit…
    so… how much rupees payable by sub meter user ?

  • Umendra Kumar Dwivedi

    I am a resident of House No. – 157, Block – A, Sector – 47, Noida – 201303, Distt. – Gautam Budh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh). The PVVNL (Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited) Electricity Meter Reader visited my house on 14/08/2015 and made the Electricity Bill for August, 2015 at 12:15:42 P.M. The number of units consumed by us is 236 Units. He made a Bill for Rs. 1716/- as per his procedure.

    When I tried to match the above charge with that as calculated as per your site https://www.bijlibachao.com/electricity-bill/online-electricity-bill-calculator-for-all-states-in-india.html#util, it came out to be Rs. 1481/. Thus, I am having to pay Rs. 235/- more over the what-should-have-been amount. The difference is quite considerable and I, therefore, request you to kindly suggest what steps I should take up and how in order to ensure that such anomalies never occur anymore in future. This difference becomes Rs. 2,820/- on yearly basis.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Dwivedi,

      Tariffs have changed in UP starting last month. Here is the new tariff plan:

      Consumption Range Fixed Charge Energy Charge
      Upto 150 kWh / month Rs. 90.00 / kW / month Rs. 4.40 / kWh
      151 – 300 kWh / month Rs. 90.00 / kW / month Rs. 4.95 / kWh
      301 – 500 kWh / month Rs. 90.00 / kW / month Rs. 5.60 / kWh
      Above 500 kWh / month (From 501st unit onwards) Rs. 90.00 / kW / month Rs. 6.20 / kW

      However even using this the energy charges are Rs 1085. On top of it the fixed charges will depend on your connected load. Then there would be energy duty or tax payable to government and finally there is Fuel Adjustment Charge. We typically get the energy and fixed charges from State Electricity Regulatory Commission’s website. But getting data for duty/tax and Fuel Adjustment Charges is extremely difficult as it is not published on regulatory commission’s websites regularly. And it changes more frequently (almost every month). So keeping the calculator updated with all that information is super difficult. If you can send a scanned copy of your electricity bill on [email protected], then we can try looking at it in detail to figure out the discrepancy.

  • Vaibhav Agarwal

    I stay in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad and get electricity from Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. This month our total consumption units are 851 which according to your calculator shall get us a bill of INR 4980 on 5KW sanction. But we have received the bill of INR 5886.61. Need your support to know the reason for Gap. Also, fixed charges mentioned by you is different.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vaibhav,

      The tariff for UP has changed and we do need to update the calculator with latest tariff. By the way the latest tariff is:

      Consumption Range Fixed Charge Energy Charge
      Upto 150 kWh / month Rs. 90.00 / kW / month Rs. 4.40 / kWh
      151 – 300 kWh / month Rs. 90.00 / kW / month Rs. 4.95 / kWh
      301 – 500 kWh / month Rs. 90.00 / kW / month Rs. 5.60 / kWh
      Above 500 kWh / month (From 501st unit onwards) Rs. 90.00 / kW / month Rs. 6.20 / kW

      As per this tariff your energy charge would be: Rs 4698, Fixed Charge would be Rs 90 x 5 = Rs 450. On top of it there would be energy duty, tax, Fuel Surcharge.

  • Gaurav

    sir ,
    we get electricity payment receipt from DAKSHINANCHAL VIDYUT VITRAN NIGAM LTD Agra.
    There is a term “समायोजन छूट (-)” what does it mean? and how it affect total value of our bill .whether it is added to or subtracted to the bill.?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Gaurav,

      That is Fuel Adjustment Charge. We have explained it on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/electricity-bill/fuel-adjustment-charges-on-electricity-bills-explained.html …. it can be positive or negative depending on price of coal.

  • Gaurav

    Hello Team, I live in a society flat with Xenius Electricity Meter. However they are picking up KVAH units for calculation as compare to KWH. Is this ok? What is difference technically. For me there is huge difference in KVAH and KWH units. KVAH is much higher as compare to KWH units. for example: KVAH unit is 487 whereas KWH is 423.

    Please help!!!!

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Gaurav,

      Formula is KWH = Power Factor x KVAH. And Power Factor is between 0 and 1. In a good setup it should be between 0.95 and 0.99. In your case it is 0.86. If you are being charged on KVAH then you should put a capacitor bank in your society. Are you located in Delhi or UP? Because those are the places where distribution companies have started charging on KVAH for residential connections, else in most other states, billing is in KWH. You can read more on these links:

      https://www.bijlibachao.com/general-tips/power-saver-devices-or-capacitor-banks-does-it-really-save-electricity.html
      https://www.bijlibachao.com/general-tips/what-is-power-factor-correction-and-how-mdi-maximum-demand-indicator-penalty-can-be-avoided.html

      This should give you a fair idea.

  • Reeta

    Is the rates given as per the state is the updated which is applicable from 1St June 2015.

  • Priya

    how to measure an hour energy consumption for a residence and to plot 24 hour daily curve?

  • sudhanhsu

    if an hand dryer is used by 100 people in a day at office .every drying time is 12 sec average. then what will be unit consumption of electricity bill .please advise

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Sudhanshu,

      Not sure about it. We have not measured hand dryer ever. Sorry.

    • FMK

      20 units per month. Calculations below:-

      100 people – 12 sec per person per day .. would mean 10 hours per month of usage
      If its a 2 KW dryer then usage is 2 KW * 10 hrs = 20 KWH per month ie 20 units

  • Sandeep

    Hi I am from Pune, I have received a bill of rs 910 where as i could see from the calculator above an estimate of rs 766 for 148 units consumption. May i know why there is a discrepancy. Also the bill is in not in english, so i cannot make it out. Please let me know how accurate and reliable this calculator is ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      There are several charges that are not known to us and thus this calculator is able to effectively calculate only the energy charges and fixed charges (the data that is available in public domain). We are not aware of Fuel Surcharges (as they are approved later by electricity regulatory commissions). We at times are also not aware of electricity duty and taxes (changes) which may impact calculation. This calculator is not to calculate exact amount, but to give you an idea of what range your bill should be in. If you got Rs 2000 and this calculator shows 700, then there is something seriously wrong. But getting exact number is not possible as most information on bill heads is not available in public domain, and Bijli Bachao is not connected to any electricity utility to get this inside information. We just pick up information that is there in public domain (regulatory commission’s website).

    • viral

      I think that bal. 144 is charges for fixed Exp. which is always there in every bill

  • Altaf khan

    Sir g,

    Example ke liye 1phace me 100 watt
    Ka bulb 2 hour me kitne unit ban jayenge?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You may refer to this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/electricity-bill/what-are-watt-kilowatt-and-a-unit-of-electricity.html

    • FMK

      100 Watt * 2 Hrs = 0.2 KWH ie 0.2 units

  • Soma seal

    what is the per unit domestic electricity rate in chinsurah, hooghly. West Bengal?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Soma,

      You can check domestic electricity tariffs on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/news/domestic-electricity-lt-tariff-slabs-and-rates-for-all-states-in-india-in-2015.html

  • Deepak

    Currently,I am living in nagaland ,Dimapur .I will hardly use electricity coz from monday to friday during office hours ,only my lg five star energy efficient refrigerator is running. I will have lcd philips tv , one ceiling fan and table fan along with Laptop i will use sometime hardly for 10-14 hour used hardly.so,what will be the accepted bill should come.We will have three-four hour power cut daily in nagaland.

  • shrikant dutt

    i am from gujarat using torrent power electric, please state me that why fuel adjustment charge, meter rent, government duty is being taken by company and what is criteria of this all. how it calculate in bill what effect it makes in bill.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shrikant,

      Fuel Adjustment charge is to take care of variation in price of coal. We have explained about it on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/electricity-bill/fuel-adjustment-charges-on-electricity-bills-explained.html

      Meter Rent as the name says is rent for the meter installed in your premise.

      Government Duty is tax that the utility pays to the government. Just like all other taxes (service tax, sales tax) it is charged to the customer. You can read more about it on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/electricity-bill/electricity-duty-and-tax-on-electricity-bills-in-india.html

      Fuel Adjustment is on the units consumed.

      Meter Rent is fixed monthly charge

      and Duty is applied either on units consumed or on total bill amount (energy charge + fixed charge).

  • Dipankar

    I want a new connection .my father and me live in 2nd floor won building.my father live in 1st floor and i live in 2nd floor.i used electric which connection is my father name. can i apply a new connection for my name at same building(2nd floor) .because my father and me separate. My father and me both work on public sector. i used west bengal electricity board.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      In general electricity distribution companies need address proof to give a connection and each address has one connection. If there are different address proofs for both the houses, then it should be possible.

    • Ravinder Singh

      If you have name in the ration card with your father, that will suffice the requirement, you need to take copy of last bill, NOC from the the owner of the house (in your case your father, if he is the owner), copy of registry or power attorney of house, copy of ration card, 2 photo of your father and you.

      If you have all these, you can apply for a new connection.

      Br
      Ravinder

  • Dharmajit

    Hello,
    Is there a standard consumption by family and home unit size – for e.g in Bangalore, my apartment is 1300 sqft and houses a family of 2 adults and 2 children. Peak summer temperatures are 37 degree, and winter is mild 20 degree. In such a scenario, my energy consumption is about 260-270. How do i know if this is high for the family size and average consumption of electric appliances. Very little or no a/c used.

    Thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Dharamjit,

      An average middle class Indian family consumes about 250 units of electricity. Local city specific benchmarking is not yet done. Average consumption in bangalore will be much lower as compared to average consumption in Delhi. However your consumption looks average.

    • Dharmajit

      Thanks this is useful. I feel this is slightly on higher side and so am keen to understand where the waste is and cut back consumption. Recently I got my fridge back side cleaned of large quantity of dust and dirt. That should help some – and I’m looking at other ideas. Your website is a useful reference for this. Keep up the good work

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      We have a lot of ideas on our website that can help you identify some causes. If you do not have ACs then I would suggest that the next thing that you should look at is ceiling fans. They are silent killers as they have decently high wattage and super high consumption … and every room has ceiling fans.

  • guest

    i stay in delhi. This month my electricity consumption was 1450 units. Could you please tell me the appx bill? BSES is the supplier. tanq

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Varun,

      The energy charge only will be around Rs 10,300. Plus there would be fixed charges, taxes and duty …. so somwhere around Rs 11000 to 12000 is what it would come.

  • M K Lakshmi

    Thanks a lot for your prompt reply, BB Team. I appreciate your efforts.

    Lakshmi

  • Udit Bhattacharjee

    Hello, we are living in Howrah – West Bengal under CESC Electric supply. For the last few years we are receiving high electricity bill from CESC.
    Our March,2015 bill is Rs. – 1,960/- (units consumed – 282)
    April,2015 – bill is Rs. – 1,890/- (units consumed – 273)

    Whereas
    Our February,2015 bill is Rs.430/- (units consumed – 72)

    Is it possible in normal condition ?

    We are not using Air conditioners or even Air Coolers. Not using water pumps. Using expensive Philips and Eveready LED Lamps in every rooms.
    Using 5 star rated refrigerator, LED TV and LED Computer Monitor. But no such effect on the electricity bill.
    In our Apartment other people are paying less than us.

    Few families those have 2 Air Conditioners in their flat are paying Rs.1,700/- max per month. No families are using expensive LED Lamps in every
    room like us. But all our efforts to lower electricity bill are in vain.

    We rarely use washing machine (2/3 days in a month) and microwave oven (for few minutes only to heat the food). We use Philips induction cooker
    for 1 to 1 and half hours daily. TV for 2/3 hours daily.

    People are living under CESC area with own hose (not flat) with water pump , 2 Air Conditioners are paying Rs. 2,200/- max.

    For the last 15 days we are watching our electric meter reading every day (every night at 10 pm) and that is 8 to 10 units consume every day.

    Most significantly people who are seeing our electricity bill are getting surprised by the amount and asking that whether we are using Air Conditioner or not.

    I want some kind suggestions from you that how to get rid of this high electricity bill problem.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Udit,

      Can you send a few scanned copies of your past electricity bills on [email protected] ? Also if possible can you compile a list of appliances in your house and their usage in hours per day?

    • Udit Bhattacharjee

      Thanks Bijli Bachao Team for your sharp reply. I will send you scanned copies of our past electricity bills on [email protected] and also send you
      a list of appliances in our house and their usage in hours per day.

      Thanks.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Replied to you on email.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      By the way anyone using AC cannot have such low electricity bills in Kolkata. Tariffs are quite high in the city. Regular ACs consume 1-1.5 units in an hour of consumption. So with 2 ACs and a bill of Rs 1700 is not possible unless the ACs are not used or used less. Another possibility can be that you have an electronic meter and they have old electromagnetic meter. Electronic meters are more accurate while electromagnetic meters become quite in efficient with time.

  • M K Lakshmi

    Hello BB Team,

    This is Lakshmi from Chennai. We had analogue meter installed by EB dept.for the past 13 years. In July 2014 the EB dept changed our meter to digital meter. The earlier analogue meter recorded our bimonthly consumption as 360 units (on lower end) and upto 720 units (on the higher end -a very rare occurence). Largely our consumption was upto 600 units only max. We are using the same power load for the past 14 years (where we are residing). After the meter change, the digital meter is recording our bimonthly consumption ranging from 700 units upto 1100 units for the same power load / appliances and for the same consumption. Can there be such huge variation between analogue and digital meter recordings. We believe that both the meters are meant to perform the same function, ie., measure the power consumed by us for a given period of time. I have raised the issue with the TNEB Ombudsman here in Chennai and my case is under investigation.

    Meanwhile I need to understand whether such huge variation of units is allowed between analogue and digital recordings and if so, what is the logic behind such variation. Is it possible that the digital meter is running faster and so recording higher consumption ? On my complaining, the local EB officials conducted a test of the digital meter and declared it as working in order.

    I request you to guide me in presenting my case before the Ombudsman in case a hearing is called with the parties concerned. I am having record of the entries made in my EB pass book to prove my past consumption. Besides is there any other way to prove the excess recording done by the digital meter. What is the remedy I should seek for this problem . Will the EB replace my digital meter with analogue meter if I insist upon it ?? Please guide me. thanks

    I have checked all my electrical appliances (incl my a/c) for any power leakage and found them in order.

    Lakshmi

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Lakshmi,

      Usually electro magentic meters slow down with time as they have mechanical working. While electronic meters remain more accurate in general. Many people observe increase in electricity bills when electronic meters are introduced. In fact many utilities want electronic meters as they are more accurate. We have written about this on our post: https://www.bijlibachao.com/electricity-bill/electricity-power-electromechanical-electronic-meters-smart-reading.html …. By the way 350 units per month with AC usage is quite normal in most cities in India. In fact many people consume much more than that with ACs.

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  • Bijli Bachao Team

    Hello Mr Deshmukh,

    You are free to believe and imagine who is “lying”. How I wish we benefitted from lying :).

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Deshmukh,

      We will certainly try our best next time. All I can say is that trust is a very strong positive feeling with positive outcome. We are always open to discuss and help people on their electricity bills if people trust us. Negative feelings and expressions always have negative outcomes.

  • Sunty

    hello experts,

    I am from Ghaziabad, I would like to know about the procedure to get a electricity connection from other state electric board if it is possible, if yes how it can be or if not why it can’t be possible, what is the hurdles, problems…

    means to say if i do not need electricity from UPPVNL and want to get connected from RAJDHANI power or other power distributer

    Is there a any way to do so ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sunty,

      All distribution companies have their allocated areas where they can supply electricity. It is not possible to get electricity connection from Rajdhani Power if you stay in Ghaziabad.

  • Rabin Mishra

    Hi my name is rabin I have electricity connection without meter and every month I have got 375/-rupees bill but in April month’s bill is 745rupees so I want to know is there increase the charge..plz tell me..

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rabin,

      Its quite strange that you have an electricity connection without a meter. Wonder on what basis you are charged for electricity!! It is extremely difficult to tell why your electricity bill is more without knowing your electricity bill details: Name of electricity distribution company, connected load, units consumed, etc.

  • Rahul R

    I stay in Pune, maharashtra.
    There are Rs100 added to my bill as other charges. They are charged for some month randomly, not every month.
    Can you please provide details on why are they levied.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Rahul,

      Cannot comment without looking at the bill. Can you send a scanned copy of your bill at [email protected]?

  • sarita

    Hello sir…..jaipur mai electricity prices per unit kya h ? Hmara landlord 8rs per unit k accrdng leta h….nd unko bolo to bill dikhate h….us pr b 8 rs per unit likha hta

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,

      You can look at the domestic tariffs on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/news/domestic-electricity-lt-tariff-slabs-and-rates-for-all-states-in-india-in-2015.html ….. Rs 8 per unit is high.

  • siya

    What are the fixed charges for Panchkula ,India

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Panchkula should come under Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitaran Nigam. And for UHBVN there are no fixed charges but there are minimum monthly charges based on connected load as mentioned in http://www.uhbvn.com/documents/circular/SC2014/SC_U_38_2014.pdf.

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  • anita

    Hi B.B. Team.me janna chahti hu k kya ek kirayedar ko bhi fixed charge,energy duty.meter rent ka bhugtan krna hota h.ydi haan to mujhe 52 unit pr apne landlord ko kitna pyment krna chahiye.me rajasthan k alwar dist.k behror city se hu.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      kyunki bijli department ka ek hi meter hai to makaan malik ke bill mein to fixed charge, meter rent, etc aata hi hoga. Aur woh apna connection aapke saath share kar raha hai. To uska kuch hissa to woh aapke saath share karega hi.

  • anita

    Hi B.B. Team. Thnx aapne mujhe bataya k raj.me bijali dar per unit 7.5 rs.nahi h.mujhe ek qu.aur poochna h k ek kirayedar hone ke roop me ydi mene52 unit bijali jalai h to hw mch should I hav to paid2 my landrord?in the month of apr.in 2015.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Aapke ke case mein makaan malik ke paas ek connection hai jise woh aapke saath bhi share kar raha hai. Agar aapka apna alag meter seedha bijli company se hota to aapko kareeb 4-4.5 Rs per unit padta. Par kyunki aapka connection makaan malik ke saath hi hai aur kyunki makaan malik ke units bhi bijli bill mein judte hain, to total unit aakhri slab mein chale jaate honge. Ab yeah to aapke aur aapke makaan malik ke beech ke contract par depend karta hai ki aap kitne paise dengi, kyunki agar sarkaari connection direct aapke ghar mein hota to kafi kam bill aata. Par kyunki connection saath mein hai to bill kaise divide hoga woh to aap logon ko aapas mein tay karna hoga. Woh aapse aakhri slab wale paise charge kare, ya sabse kam slab wale paise charge kare, ya average charge kare, woh aap logon to tay karna hoga.

  • anita

    Sir me rajasthan ke alwar dist.ke behror city se hu and rent pr rhti hu.plz mujhe bataiye ki yha pr govt.ki taraf se bijali ki dar prati unit kya h. Mere landlord hmse 7.5 Per unit ke hisab se charge kr rahe h.mere pas normal home appliances h.like cooler,cfl bulb,tv.etc.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Rs 7.5 per unit kaafi zyada hai. Rajasthan mein last slab 5.45. In Rajasthan the tariff slabs are like this:

      1 50 3
      51 150 4.65
      151 300 4.85
      301 500 5.15
      501 above 5.45

      So Rs 3 for first 50 units, Rs 4.65 for next 100 and so on…

  • Lakshmi

    Hi BB Team,

    This is Lakshmi from Chennai. Many thanks for sending me the trail of our earlier conversation regarding power consumption of my various appliances in units.

    Congrats to you team for doing a great job. Keep it up !

    Lakshmi

  • mranu

    what happens when the meter is read only after 3 months , they say ur house was locked, can we give a particular time slot to them as we r not available due to job in morning hours? fixed charges in mp as per ur rates is 680 for 3 mths while we r charged 1020?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Meter should be ideally read every month. If it is read after 3 months then it is highly likely that wrong calculations may happen. By the way how many units were consumed in 3 months? And how much is your connected load?

  • Lakshmi

    Hi BB team,

    This is Lakshmi from Chennai. Thank you for your prompt reply to my query on Inverter A/C brands to choose from and also other energy efficient power appliances to reduce my overall power consumption. I will certainly consider your suggestions for replacing my power appliances. Last year I had written to Abhishek about my overall power consumption & he had replied me in detail about my equipment wise power consumed. It was sometime during Sept 2014 I think. I am not able to retrieve that question / reply from this website. Could your help me retrieve the old mails exchanged. It is a very useful guide to me for my future reference. Is there any search option on this website. Pls help. The question was sent from my name M.K. Lakshmi to Abhishek. thanks

    Lakshmi

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Lakshmi,

      Below is the message trail of the conversation:

      Conversation 1:

      Hello,

      Here is my calculation based on the appliances and usage you have mentioned. I have put assumptions next to the calculation.

      Appliance Wattage Hourly Units Usage Hours Total Units Assumption
      AC 1 1660 1.328 3 3.984 Only 1 AC used
      Geyser       0.75  
      Tubelight 1 55 0.055 8 0.44  
      Tubelight 2 55 0.055 8 0.44  
      Fan 1 90 0.09 18 1.62  
      Fan 2 90 0.09 12 1.08  
      Fan 3 90 0.09 12 1.08  
      Fan 4 & 5 180 0.18 2 0.36  
      Fridge       1.5  
      TV 140 0.14 3 0.42 Assumed CRT TV
      Computer 150 0.15 8 1.2  
      Washing Machine       0.25 Per cycle is 0.5 but the washing machine is used on alternate days
      RO & Mobile Chargers       0.05  
        Daily Total 13.174  
        Monthly Total 395.22  
        Bi Monthly Total 790.44 Margin of error 10%

      As per above calculation (assuming appliance usage and inventory is right), up to 900 units bimonthly looks right to me. However I have assumed that none of the appliances: lights/fans etc are energy efficient. 1200 bimonthly looks on a higher side. But we may be missing some usage (even slight increase in AC consumption can have significant impact, at times refrigerators also cause leakage and get heated up and consume a lot of electricity). But bi monthly usage of 400 units with AC looks highly unlikely to me.

      Now many people feel the difference during meter change. The old electromagnetic meters were a little inefficient and used to get slower with time. Digital meters are generally more accurate. Here are the things I would suggest:

      1) Check the usage of AC: My assumptions are based on usage at temperature setting of about 22-23 degrees. If you keep it cooler then it’s consumption will be more. Also if your room remains open or is not well insulated, or if the room is bigger and the AC is undersized, the electricity consumption will be more.

      2) Check if the refrigerator is getting hot on the sides. Heat released by any appliance means that there is a leakage of electricity.

      4) Check usage of your fans. If you look at the total above, 3 fans in your house may consume more units in a day than what an AC uses in 3 hours.

      As for the complaint, you can reach out to the Consumer Grievance Cell in TamilNadu Electricity Governance Initiative: more details on: http://tegi.org.in/cgrf

      If they are also not able to help you, then you can also reach out to the ombudsman: http://tegi.org.in/ombudsman

      Conversation 2:

      Hello,

      I know that electromagnetic energy meters get slow with time. How slow can they get, I am not sure about it. Ideally it is joint responsibility of owner and electricity company to manage the meter. Electricity company should do regular checks. And in many states if there is any discrepancy found in the meter, only the last 3-4 months’ billing is fixed. So certainly they cannot charge you for 13 years.

      Many people complain about high bills with change of meter. One of the point in Arvind Kejriwal’s agitation in Delhi was to check effectiveness of the new meters as many consumers faced high bills when private discoms changed old meters with new digital meters. One of the common complaints in our country against digital meters is that they are faster. But these issues are more common that what all of us think.

      Taking services of energy auditor will be a bit expensive for you. Easier thing would be to buy a kill a watt meter like this one: http://www.ebay.in/itm/like/meco-energy-meter-pg07-killawatt-energy-metering-power-guard-kill-watt-/171170339641?pt=lh_defaultdomain_203 and measure the consumption of your appliances on your own (or do self audit). These devices are very easy to use and understand. You can measure any appliance that goes in a plug point using this device. This can help you validate your bill for sure.

      However let me tell you, that there can be only 3-4 pain points in any house:

      1) AC (the biggest energy consumer in any house, consumes anywhere between 1 to 2 units in an hour). Moving to efficient ones with inverter technology helps a lot. But inverter tech helps when the usage is high (which is not the case with you).
      2) Ceiling Fans. Most underestimated appliance. If AC not used, combined usage of all ceiling fans will be highest in any house. Moving to super efficient fan like superfan (www.superfan.in) can help a lot. Superfan saves 60-70% electricity depending on your old fan.
      3) Refrigerators. In many cases old refrigerators start leaking electricity. This results in heating up of refrigerators. Best is to replace the refrigerator with new efficient one in case refrigerator is heating up. If the refrigerator does not heat up then it may not cause problems.
      4) Water Heaters. Consumption of water heater depends on number of people using hot water and how long you keep the water heater on. Lesser the usage of hot water and the amount of time water heater is kept on, the better it is.

      Rest all appliances are low in power consumption. However it is always better to switch them off from the power plug as soon as they are used.

  • JAMBIN

    Is there any contribution of indicators attached to switch boxes in increasing electric bill ? if yes, then how much power does it consume ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      It is quite insignificant. However it is still better to switch them off. TVs have standby power consumption of 0.5 watts which is mainly for just the LED which is on when the TV is not in use.

  • Lakshmi

    Hello BB team,

    Thanks for your prompt reply to my query on going for solar power in my residence. I appreciate your suggestion to first improve my current efficiency of power loads and I am interested in doing so. Please help me in this exercise. Which is the most energy efficient A/C inverter brand you would recommend for me to buy to replace my window A/C 1.5 ton 3 star rating which I am using currently in 2 bedrooms. There are too many brands in the market for Inverter A/C and each one is claiming very high about their product. I want to save on my current bill thro A/C and so please suggest to me the best one. How much savings (in terms of units) I can expect by installing Inverter A/C 1.5 ton capacity and for 8 to 10 hours usage on an average per day. Also pls suggest to me the best DC superefficient ceiling fan as i want to replace my ordinary ceiling fan which is being used for 24 hours a day. Here also pls let me know my savings in terms of units. Whether LED lights will give the same brightness as an ordinary tube light without any eye sight hazards if so which wattage I should go in for.

    I look forward to your suggestion as to the best brand for replacement of my appliances stated above. thanks again

    Lakshmi

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Lakshmi,

      You may look at any of these 1.5 ton inverter ACs:

      1.5 ton inverter AC:

      Brand Model EER Ratio (Cooling) Price
      Hitachi RAU019IVEA 3.81 53290
      Hitachi RAU019AVEA 3.81 51390
      Daikin FTKM50PRV16 3.8 49590
      Hitachi RAU019EUEA 3.8 50450
      Sharp AH-XP18PHT 3.66 43690
      Sharp AH-XP18PMT 3.66 49990
      Sharp AH-X18PET 3.66 41700
      SHARP AH-XP18MV 3.66 45500
      Hitachi RAU018HVEA 3.61 53960
      Carrier Kurve Inverter (1.5T) 3.57 43900
      O General ASGA18JCC 3.51 54500
      Hitachi RAU018HUEA 3.5 48900
      Daikin FTKP50PRV16 3.46 42850

      A BEE 3 star rated window AC would be consuming 1.5-1.6 unit per hour of usage. If you switch to inverter tech AC then it would consume 0.8-0.9 units per hour. So you would get roughly 50% savings on that. So in 10 hours you would save about 5-6 units per day or 150-180 units per month.

      For Fan you can look at Superfan (www.superfan.in). They are in coimbatore and would be close to you. They have 35 watts fan. Regular fans are 75-90 watts. Even if your fan is 75 watts then you save about 1 unit a day or 30 units a month if you use the fan 24 hours. A superfan may cost about Rs 3500 per fan.

      A regular tubelight can be replaced with 18W LED tubelight (should come in about Rs800-900). If you replace it with regular 40 watt tubelight then you save 22 watt (which is roughly 0.32 units for 6 hours usage or about 4 units a month). LED will give same brightness as ordinary tubelight. Go for a tube with frosted frame so that it does not pinch your eyes.

  • Lakshmi

    Hi Abhishek,

    This is Lakshmi from Chennai. I am planning to install a solar pv panel for my residential purpose as my EB bill is rising exhorbitantly. I need your suggestion whether it is advisable to switch over to solar energy and whether it will bring down my power cost considerably. At present my bi-monthly energy consumption is around 900 units and i am paying around Rs. 4700.00 to EB. Pls advise if 1 KVA solar panel is sufficient to support my current consumption. How much will be my cost savings by adopting solar energy and within how many years can i recover my investment in solar unit ( net of govt. subsidies ) Are there any hidden features in solar power system for domestic users like me and if so pls highlight them. What is net metering and how does it work. I read that surplus energy can be transmitted to EB for which we will be re-imbursed. Pls explain this concept and whether it is beneficial for us. In general please add your other comments you may like to offer with regard to solar power system for domestic users thanks

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,

      Your consumption is 450 units a month or about 15 units a day. For that you would need about 4 KW Solar PV system which would cost about Rs 4-5 lakhs. However it is an extremely bad idea to use solar without improving the efficiency of the house. The first thing that you should look at is switching to energy efficient appliances. Looking at your consumption I am very sure that you would have ACs running. If yes then first thing is to switch to energy efficient inverter technology or BEE 5 star rated ACs. Then you should consider switching your old ceiling fans with energy efficient brushless DC superefficient ceiling fans. Lights can be changed to LEDs. Refrigerator can be changed to inverter technology refrigerator. All this would bring down your electricity consumption by about 40-50% at least. Then your electricity bill also will be much lower. And if you decide to go for solar after that, then the size of solar pv required will also be half.

      Also I have not heard of net metering in tamil nadu yet. And subsidies for solar are almost nill now.

  • Bharath

    Tamilnadu bill cycle is wrong. Please update it.

  • Chandra shekhar varma

    M using all those for arnd 12 hr sir

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      It will consume about 3-4 units a day or 90-120 units a month. You can use the calculator above to find how much will it cost for 120 units in your city.

  • Chandra shekhar varma

    Hii sir…m using one fan n one tubelight in ma rum..n nw wl use one cooler in summer..can u tell me sir hw much it wl cost for me for one month

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      How long (in hours) do you use each of them?

  • rahul deshumkh

    there is some serious mistake in bill calculator

    because i am from anand gujarat use MGVCL company connection

    we use 189 units and my bill is 1148

    but your website calculator says its 877

    so who is lying your website or company ?

  • Anjum

    Hi Abhishek, I wanted to know about the unit consumption of samsung refrigerator model no. RR21J2415SA/TL/2015 per month. it runs 24*7.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anjum,
      Samsung refrigerator model no. RR21J2415SA/TL/2015 consumes 208 units/yr. Therefore it consumes 17.33units/month. This data’s are under test condition and typically a standard refrigerator consumes 30% more electricity in regular usage.

    • Anjum

      Thank you Abhishek for such a prompt reply!!! I have one more doubt. I have purchased this refrigerator 8 days ago. and the meter reading is 19 unit in this short span only. This refrigerator runs 24*7. other than that i uses one fan- 15hrs, one tubelight-8 hrs, two cfl (25watt)-2hrs. Is my electric meter is running fine? I think there is some serious problem with the reading.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anjum,
      According to our calculation the units consumed by the appliances you have given is 2.6 units/day. So for 8 days it is 20.8 units. So your meter is working fine.
      You can look at these table to see the units consumed by your appliances per day.

      Appliances Wattage Usage in hours Units/day  
      Fan 90 15 1.35  
      Tubelight 50 8 0.4  
      2 cfls 50 2 0.1  
      Refrigerator   24 0.75  
          Total 2.6

    • Anjum

      Thank you Abhishek for your kind reply. You are doing a great job. God bless you

    • aakib

      HI Abhishek ,

      Can You Send Me the Data Like This table , that sees how many units used by each and every electric items per hours and its bill per hours
      I need this data because of my project..

  • Saurabh

    Hi,

    I tried using your calculator but it’s not working for me. Not sure about the javascript.

    I recently shifted to a new place in gurgaon my current month usage is 36 units. I have 3 phase connection with 6 KW sanction load. How much do you expect the bill to be?

    • Abhishek Jain

      It should be about Rs 100-150.

  • Rajendra Panikar

    The online electricity calculator with rates is not working….please help

    • Abhishek Jain

      What are the values that you had put in as inputs?

  • rohit

    awsome app

  • anand

    is electric sub meter legal to install in house built to provide 9 rooms to students on rent,

    • Abhishek Jain

      It is legal to put submeters if you are giving rooms on rent. The electricity distribution company will collect bill only for one main meter. You will have to divide it and collect bill from your renters yourself.

  • sivaramaprasad

    calculation is not happening in this site.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sivaram,

      What are the values that you are selecting in the calculator? If you can let me know then I can calculate and send the calculation to you. The calculator uses Javascript and if javascript is blocked on your browser, the calculator will not work.

  • Digambar

    Hello i am staying pune at kondhawa i have one LED Light bulb in my room for that now i am paying Rs 400 per month is it right ?????& also i want Know how much rupee charge for per unit let me know about this also please

    • Abhishek Jain

      Rs 400 for LED sounds high. How many units consumption does your electricity bill shows? Price of electricity can be found on: https://www.bijlibachao.com/news/domestic-electricity-lt-tariff-slabs-and-rates-for-all-states-in-india-in-2014.html

  • R.C.SHARMA

    sir, bijli bill online dekhkar jama karta aaya hun,phir bhi august se bill bahut jyada aaya hai,iske liye awedan bhi diya office me, receiving kawke do bar awedan ko rakha hai ,yahan ka JEE sunta hi nahi hai. kya karu?
    mera consumer no. SPL/DS/5908. addess- jayprakash nagar w.n. 26,supaul,bihar 852131. Hoping a reply from you.

    • Abhishek Jain

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  • Alka agarwal

    1)What are the duties of a meter Reader while reading,???
    2) what is the time period of checking meter by power suppliers??

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Ms Agarwal,

      Reliance Energy has monthly billing, so they should check meter every month. As for other things I would suggest to read this report (if it can be helpful): http://www.prayaspune.org/peg/2013-02-21-09-18-33/item/download/118_341560a5872ca7743a629e31b524576f.html

  • kuldeep

    if i have more than one meter in my house than regulatory surcharge and energy tax will be charged separately for all or combined for all
    ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      That is right, it will be charged on every meter. Every meter will have its own bill and regulatory surcharge and energy tax is on the bill.

  • ravindra patidar

    1 unit(1kwh) = how much cost (in Rs)

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ravindra,

      It will depend on your location (city/state) and your usage. Electricity rates are slabbed, i.e. if your usage is less the cost per unit will be less, if your usage is more, cost per unit will be more.

  • narendra

    How many units are consumed per hour by 32 and 42 inch lcd tv of LG

    • Abhishek Jain

      32 inch LCD should be about 100 watts and 42 inch about 130-140 watts. So a 32 inch would consume 0.1 units in an hour and 42 inch would consume 0.13 units.

  • Rushabh

    I rented a single room with submeter and total units are 65 only… so its not above 100 so i have to pay only 297 but ower said that you should pay 7 Rs. per unit. but i only use on tube light , one fan, 1 laptoip…plz help me sir

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rushabh,

      It is between you and your landlord. You will have to talk to him to sort it out.

  • Aastha

    Hi. Very useful information. is there some data that you guys have compiled on monthly all India avg retail electricity tariff?
    Look forward to your response

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can check the tariffs on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/news/domestic-electricity-lt-tariff-slabs-and-rates-for-all-states-in-india-in-2014.html

  • swapan kar

    Recently the CESC(my electricity service provider in Kolkata) has replaced our street transformer.After this,my house electricity meter shows a line voltage of about 253v to sometimes 257v.
    Can it increase my electric bill?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Kar,

      High voltage will certainly increase your electricity consumption and thus your electricity bills. You should complain to CESC about the high voltage.

  • rajiva

    how much an average indian house with one air conditioner, one fridge 270 lt, four fans, two geysers, eight cfl and one exhaust fan consume per day or per year – how many such houses can be supported by 1 MW solar power

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Rajiva,

      It all depends on the efficiency and usage of these appliances.

  • Anil Kumar Mohanty

    sir i want to know if i charge a ups for about 10 hr and a refrigerator how much it will show in meters.

  • sujit

    My wifi havin two charger and both are 12v but it on total day time for 12hr .I want to know how many unit they are consming per month and cost ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Are you asking about wifi router?

    • sujit

      Yes

    • Abhishek Jain

      Wifi routers typically consume 4-5 watts of power. So if you keep one on for 12 hours it would consume (5×12)/1000 = 0.06 units.

  • krishan

    total units conyert in kw exmple. 111 units = ? ndpl use MDI meaning.

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can check this link for more details on MDI: https://www.bijlibachao.com/general-tips/what-is-power-factor-correction-and-how-mdi-maximum-demand-indicator-penalty-can-be-avoided.html

  • M K LAKSHMI

    Hi Abhishek,

    I cant thank you enough for your patience, time spent and for your efforts in doing such a detailed analysis of my power consumption and giving me valuable suggestions to check any increase in my power consumption. Really nice of you and keep up the good work you are doing for general public like us.

    Just one doubt Abhishek. Can the variation between the old meter and the new readings be so vast like 400 units becoming 900 units for the same power load. Does it mean that all the past readings recorded in my EB book over the past 13 years are questionable. Is it likely that EB will charge me separately for any arrears payable due to this correction. Isnt it a sudden burden on the consumers for no fault of theirs. What is the system followed generally by EBs when they change meters to the consumers. Does such high variation in meter readings happen to all or on stray cases like ours .. i dont know if my questions are pertinent to your scope of study but i thought i will get them clarified. thanks

    What is your opinion on Energy Audit. Will it help to find out the genuineness of our past EB bill .and to identify areas where we can reduce our daily consumption of energy . I read about Energy Audit in this website but couldnt understand the benefits of doing this exercise. thanks

    M K Lakshmi

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello,

      I know that electromagnetic energy meters get slow with time. How slow can they get, I am not sure about it. Ideally it is joint responsibility of owner and electricity company to manage the meter. Electricity company should do regular checks. And in many states if there is any discrepancy found in the meter, only the last 3-4 months’ billing is fixed. So certainly they cannot charge you for 13 years.

      Many people complain about high bills with change of meter. One of the point in Arvind Kejriwal’s agitation in Delhi was to check effectiveness of the new meters as many consumers faced high bills when private discoms changed old meters with new digital meters. One of the common complaints in our country against digital meters is that they are faster. But these issues are more common that what all of us think.

      Taking services of energy auditor will be a bit expensive for you. Easier thing would be to buy a kill a watt meter like this one: http://www.ebay.in/itm/like/meco-energy-meter-pg07-killawatt-energy-metering-power-guard-kill-watt-/171170339641?pt=lh_defaultdomain_203 and measure the consumption of your appliances on your own (or do self audit). These devices are very easy to use and understand. You can measure any appliance that goes in a plug point using this device. This can help you validate your bill for sure.

      However let me tell you, that there can be only 3-4 pain points in any house:

      1) AC (the biggest energy consumer in any house, consumes anywhere between 1 to 2 units in an hour). Moving to efficient ones with inverter technology helps a lot. But inverter tech helps when the usage is high (which is not the case with you).
      2) Ceiling Fans. Most underestimated appliance. If AC not used, combined usage of all ceiling fans will be highest in any house. Moving to super efficient fan like superfan (www.superfan.in) can help a lot. Superfan saves 60-70% electricity depending on your old fan.
      3) Refrigerators. In many cases old refrigerators start leaking electricity. This results in heating up of refrigerators. Best is to replace the refrigerator with new efficient one in case refrigerator is heating up. If the refrigerator does not heat up then it may not cause problems.
      4) Water Heaters. Consumption of water heater depends on number of people using hot water and how long you keep the water heater on. Lesser the usage of hot water and the amount of time water heater is kept on, the better it is.

      Rest all appliances are low in power consumption. However it is always better to switch them off from the power plug as soon as they are used.

  • Brijesh Sharma

    Hi Everyone…..please help me on my query….We are a middle class family using the foll appliances :-

    # 1.5 ton A.C (3 Star) (16 hour per day)
    # Fridge 4 star(165 LTR)
    # Exide inverter 850 Waat with Exide battery
    # 2 Fan
    # 1 RO (1 hour per day)
    # Automatic Machine (7kg)

    Please tell me how electricity bil should be there for one month.I am in Patiala state.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sharma,

      For how long do you use the fans? I mean for how many hours?

  • Abhishek Shukla

    Hi Abhishek, First of all, I would like to thank you for such an informative site. I came to know about so many previously not known facts (to me). I have a question regarding AC electricity consumption. I live in Chennai, TN. I have a 1 ton window AC (3 star) in one of my room and the consumption is about 6 to 7 hours a day. How much electricity bill should come on bimontly basis? Please let me know if any other info required.

  • M K LAKSHMI

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thank you so much for your immediate response. I am sending my query again hereunder :

    We are a middle class family using the foll appliances :

    1. 1 1/2 ton AC units of Voltas brand and 3 star rating – 2 nos. ( at any time we use only 1 AC for approx 3 hours usage per day)

    2. 1 Usha Lexus geyser lowest capacity . we have automatic cut off in 15 mins we use it only once a day. My geyser switch will be kept off always

    3. 5 tube lights of which only 2 are used say for 8 hours max per day

    4, 5 ceiling fans of crompton greaves of which 1 is used for 18 hours and 2 are used for 12 hours remaining 2 very sparingly used

    5. 1 whirlpool fridge 165 litres single door used round the clock

    6. 1 tv 24″ color used for 3 hours a day

    7. 1 desktop HP computer (All-in-One model) used for 8 hours a day

    8. 1 RO unit for water filter used for 1 hour a day

    9. 2 mobile chargers used for 1 hour per day

    10. 1 samsung front load washing machine used for 45 minutes (only 1 load) on alternate days as we dont have required volume

    We are using the above appliances for the past 13 years and our bi-monthly EB bill used to be ranging from 300 to 400 units and amounts between Rs.700 and Rs. 1000.00 only so far ie until June this year.

    On 8th July 2014, the EB officials changed our old meter into new digital meter after which our bill suddenly shot up to 1185 units and Rs.5779.00 that too for just month ie july / Aug 2014. When we reported this to the local EB officials, a team landed in our house to test the new meter and simply walked out saying meter is working well. They asked me to sign a report which was greek and latin but I had to sign it to avoid consequences.

    We are perplexed as to how 150 to 200 units per month of consumption suddenly became 1185 units and bill amount rose upto Rs. 5779.00 We cant understand the logic behind this demand. There is no change in our power load nor its usage hours . It has been the same over 13 years. We had to pay the above bill to avoid disconnection.

    We sent a mail to the consumer grievance officer attached to our EB ward explaining the above, but he has just turned a deaf ear to our mail.

    After seeing the exhorbitant bill we cut down our AC usage and have minimised our other loads to a great extent but life has become miserable. Still our units consumed is reading as 585 units today (for about 30 days only) which means on bi-monthly, it would again touch 1200 and odd units costing us around Rs.6000.00 . This is totally absurd and these EB guys are very arrogant to our plea over such huge bills.

    Abhishek can you help us understand whether the EB claim is genuine and how such big numbers could be possible suddenly. Is it due to the meter change. We are both senior citizens and certainly cannot afford such huge EB bills on an ongoing basis . How to resolve our issue pls advise. thanks for your time Abhishek.

    M.K. Lakshmi from Chennai

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello,

      Here is my calculation based on the appliances and usage you have mentioned. I have put assumptions next to the calculation.

      Appliance Wattage Hourly Units Usage Hours Total Units Assumption
      AC 1 1660 1.328 3 3.984 Only 1 AC used
      Geyser       0.75  
      Tubelight 1 55 0.055 8 0.44  
      Tubelight 2 55 0.055 8 0.44  
      Fan 1 90 0.09 18 1.62  
      Fan 2 90 0.09 12 1.08  
      Fan 3 90 0.09 12 1.08  
      Fan 4 & 5 180 0.18 2 0.36  
      Fridge       1.5  
      TV 140 0.14 3 0.42 Assumed CRT TV
      Computer 150 0.15 8 1.2  
      Washing Machine       0.25 Per cycle is 0.5 but the washing machine is used on alternate days
      RO & Mobile Chargers       0.05  
        Daily Total 13.174  
        Monthly Total 395.22  
        Bi Monthly Total 790.44 Margin of error 10%

      As per above calculation (assuming appliance usage and inventory is right), up to 900 units bimonthly looks right to me. However I have assumed that none of the appliances: lights/fans etc are energy efficient. 1200 bimonthly looks on a higher side. But we may be missing some usage (even slight increase in AC consumption can have significant impact, at times refrigerators also cause leakage and get heated up and consume a lot of electricity). But bi monthly usage of 400 units with AC looks highly unlikely to me.

      Now many people feel the difference during meter change. The old electromagnetic meters were a little inefficient and used to get slower with time. Digital meters are generally more accurate. Here are the things I would suggest:

      1) Check the usage of AC: My assumptions are based on usage at temperature setting of about 22-23 degrees. If you keep it cooler then it’s consumption will be more. Also if your room remains open or is not well insulated, or if the room is bigger and the AC is undersized, the electricity consumption will be more.

      2) Check if the refrigerator is getting hot on the sides. Heat released by any appliance means that there is a leakage of electricity.

      4) Check usage of your fans. If you look at the total above, 3 fans in your house may consume more units in a day than what an AC uses in 3 hours.

      As for the complaint, you can reach out to the Consumer Grievance Cell in TamilNadu Electricity Governance Initiative: more details on: http://tegi.org.in/cgrf

      If they are also not able to help you, then you can also reach out to the ombudsman: http://tegi.org.in/ombudsman

      This link explains the complete process: http://tegi.org.in/lodging-complaint

  • M K LAKSHMI

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am M.K. Lakshmi messaging from Chennai. On Aug.28 I sent a long message on this website raising some queries about my huge EB bill. So far my message has not appeared online even after 8 days. Whether my message will appear on this site and whether i will get your reply. I am waiting for your comments to take up the matter with the local EB guys. Pls reply my queries at the earliest. thanks and sorry for bothering you Abhishek. M.K. Lakshmi

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Lakshmi,

      My apologies. Your messages were getting filtered by the spam filter. Can you please resend your message?

  • Shiva

    Hello Sir,

    Actually i see there are only 4 units burnt for a month. As per the slab rates, energy charges should be 2.6 * 4 = 10 appx. But i see its Rs 50 in my power bill. kindly let me know why not 10 instead of 50?

    • Shiva

      I am from Andhra Pradesh

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Siva,

      There is meter rent of Rs 50 for connected load more than 0.5 kW. That Rs 50 is for meter rent.

  • anubha

    hello sir, my name is anubha from patna ,bihar in my home we are using 2 laptops fr almost 12 hr., 6 cfl one cfl of 35watt one 18 watt and rest 3 of 7 watt and one medium size single door freeze of 185 litre , and one desktop with tft monitor and three fans ,and washing machine of 7 kg wt. (not regularly use )& two mobiles. sir my landlord takes 5rs.per unit and 212 units came can u plz tell me…sir plz calculate the unit….and show me how you have calculated..sir plz

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Anubha,

      How many hours do you use each of the appliances?

    • anubha

      2 laptops 12 hr. , 35 watt cfl-4 hrs,18 watt cfl-7 hrs,nd all 3 ( 7 watt cfl -25 hrs.) freeze 24 hrs desktop 3 hrs (4to 5 days used) washing machine used one day for 7 hrs.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Here is the calculation for you. The calculation can be off by +- 10% as efficiencies and usage may vary.

      Appliance Calculation Unit Per day Days used in a month Monthly units
      2 laptops 12 hrs (60×12)/1000 0.72 30 21.6
      35 watt bulb for 4 hours (35×4)/1000 0.14 30 4.2
      18 watts CFL for 7 hours (18×7)/1000 0.126 30 3.78
      Three 7 Watt bulb for 24 hours (3x7x24)/1000 0.504 30 15.12
      Refrigerator of 185 ltd typically consumes 1.5 units a day   1.5 30 45
      Roughly 6 cycles of washing in 7 hours. Each cycle about 0.5 units (0.5×6) 3 4 12
      Desktop about 250 watts (250×3)/1000 0.75 20 15
      3 Fans of 80 watts each used for 10 hours each per day (3x80x10)/1000 2.4 30 72
        Total 188.7

  • thesandeepgoyal

    Dear Mr. Jain,

    First of all, YES – you are doing a fantastic job.
    My question is simple, I think

    I have a rented office in Mohali, Phase 7 Ind Area. The 1st Electricity bill which I have received is as under. Please help me understanding the details:

    Units Consumed: 5074

    SOP: 33374 INR
    Rentals: 76 INR
    ED: 4339 INR (Not sure what is this for)
    Octrol: 507 (Not sure what is this for)

    Thanks again

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Goyal,

      Can you please upload a sample copy of your electricity bill on this link http://bit.ly/1ovHIiS ? Do drop a note once you have uploaded.

      SOP is supply of power or energy charges for the 5074 units.
      Rentals will be for meter.
      ED is electricity duty which is mostly a state tax.
      Octroi — need to check what is this for as no other state applies octroi.

      Are you under PSPCL or Chandigarh electricity dept?

  • gurpreet singh

    please let me know if i reduces my sanction load from 240 to 102 can it reduces my electricity bill because i only use load 50

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Sir,

      Sanctioned load of 240 is too high, is it for residential or industrial connection? Typically for residential connections the load is less than 20 kW. Also the benefit will depend on the tariff structure in your state. Which state/city is this for?

  • usha

    i live in first floor of a rented house which has sub and main meter.ground floor member and i have a singke electric bill.how to tally the bill monthly with the help of main and submeter reading.how to calculate the amount for us individually.

    • Abhishek Jain

      I think the best thing would be to divide the bill in the ratio of consumption. So suppose bill is Rs 1800 and one person used 100 units the other 200 units, then the one with 100 units gives one third or Rs 600 and the other two third or Rs 1200. This will be the best way to do it without any differences.

  • Akhilesh Kasera

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    ???? ???? ?? ?? ?? ????? ???? ??? kwh ??? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ??? ?? ?? ??? ???? ??? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ???
    ????? ???? ?? ?????? ????? ?? ???? ????

    • Abhishek Jain

      ???? ??? ????? ??

      ????? bulb ?? ???? Watts ??? ????? ???? ??? ? Watts ?????? ?? ??? ???? ?? ?? kWh ???? ?? ??? ???? ?? ? ?? ?? ?????? ??? ?? km /hr ?? ?? ?? ?? ???? ??? ?? km ????? ? ??? ??? ??? ???? ???? ??? watts ?? ?? ?? ?? ? ???? ??? ??? wh ????? ???? ?? ?? ???? ??? ???? wh ?? ? kwh ????? ????

      ?? ??? ?? ???? ?? ?? ???? ??????? ?? ??????? ?? ???? wattage ?? ???????? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ?? ?? ???? ????? kwh ???? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???? ???

  • narmadha

    Hi abishek, greetings… your explanation are too good… I have a doubt , I ve purchased 1.5 tonn onida 3 star ac and planed to use 8 hours daily, how much units it ll consume bimonthly ,,, thanks in advance

    • Abhishek Jain

      It would be roughly (approximation) 1.4 units per hour. So about 11.2 units in 8 hrs. So about 672 units in 2 months.

  • Umang

    Hi,
    What is “arrears credits” in electric bill?
    Arrears credit is = 6710.91 and sub-total = – 6710.91 (minus 6710.91)
    Current Bill = Sub Total 610.83
    Gross total = – 6100.08 , Rebate = 16.30

    Amount payable –
    Upto(4/9/14) = -6116.00
    By(14/9/14) = -6100.00
    After (14/9/14) = -6116.00

    July month bill was 1072.00 that i paid online on 31july.

    In the current bill..it says Last.Paid Amount = 6710 on 6th Aug 2014 ( I am not sure who paid it )

    Whats happening with the bill, I am tenant and have been staying here onwards 1 july 2014. Thanks.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Umang,

      Arrears Credit means that extra amount has been paid on your connection which is being adjusted. It may be possible that someone’s amount got wrongly adjusted to your account (human error). You should check with your owner as well as the electricity distribution company to check the details.

  • Ramsharan Kumar

    Dear Sir,

    I have the following appliances in my house and have estimated the kWh consumptions in a month as:

    Appliance No. Watt Hour / Day kWh / Day kWh / Month
    Celling Fan 1 60 10 0.60 18.00
    Cooler with Remote 1 190 12 2.28 68.40
    Clothes Iron 1 1000 0.5 0.50 15.00
    Desktop Computer with
    TFT 22″ Monitor 1 100 3 0.30 9.00
    Fridge 1 200 1 0.20 6.00
    Mobile1 1 0.1 0.5 0.00 0.00
    Mobile1 1 0.1 0.5 0.00 0.00
    CFL1 1 20 5 0.10 3.00
    CFL2 1 15 4 0.06 1.80
    CFL3 1 10 1 0.01 0.30
    CFL4 1 10 1 0.01 0.30

    Total 4.06 122

    But, I am getting more than 200 kWh monthly. I guess the sub meter is running fast. In this regard, you are requested to please correct above calculations and advice me what to do to get correct bill.

    Regards,
    Ramsharan

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Ramsharan,

      Ceiling Fan would be 75-90 watts. Desktop Computer would be 120 watts. Cooler may be a little more. And Fridge would certainly be much more. What type (single door/double door), size (volume in lts), BEE star rating, Year (of purchase) is the fridge? Cloth iron will be less as it is on only for 30% time (in an hour of operation it is on only for 20 mins).

    • Ramsharan Kumar

      Dear Sir,

      Thank you so much for your kind reply.

      Now, I have one more query that could you please suggest Cheap and best brand for an power sub-meter as I can guess the existing sub-meter is running fast which causes me around 150 kWh per month that should be 110 kWh if all appliances are used in scheduled manner mentioned in my previous post.

      Kindly advise please.

      Regards,
      Ramsharan

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Ramsharan,

      Currently we do not have any research on Electricity Meters to suggest you something. Typically most of these meters are approved by local electricity distribution companies. Your electrician should be able to help you find one.

  • soumya

    Hi . I am using 2 cfl bulb for 15 hours per day .. 1 fan for 12 hrs per day and 1 laptop for approx 4 hours per day .. what should be my electric bill for 1 month . As my owner is charging Rs. 500 for 1 month .

    • Abhishek Jain

      which city is this for?

  • disha

    PF penalty for my bill is around 49*4=196 (49units & 4rs/unit hence 196rs) i do not understand how we can have so much pf penalty when during this rainy season we hardly used fan. How do i know correction of this?

  • Narendra

    Ele Calc is broken and there is no response for Gujarat – Surat – either of Torrent or DGVCL. Please find it and help.

    Details I entered:
    DGVCL – Surat (Gujarat)
    Billed Units – 316
    1 Phase
    Load : 1.80

    then submitted it but nothing happened even I tried it for Torrent too but nothing happened again. So please do the best and help.

    Thank You

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Narendra,

      You can check your ebill calculation using these links:

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9tmtiEjtDdlSnZpQ0tNRUp4MXM/edit?usp=sharing
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9tmtiEjtDdlYTRUX1JVbE8zWjQ/edit?usp=sharing
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9tmtiEjtDdlajRmSkJsSURHdlE/edit?usp=sharing

      Also can you please check if execution of javascripts is enabled on your browser? Please do let me know. Thanks!

  • Harshat Jain

    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
    :)

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Harshat,

      Can you please provide the details that you entered? City, units and connected load?

  • Harish Sharma

    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

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

  • Prabhakar Edala

    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

  • SANKALP

    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

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

  • J S Prakasam

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

  • Lakshay Agarwal

    What are FSA charges ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Lakshay,

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

  • sumeeta

    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.

    • Syfullah

      5 star Air conditioners are best to save electricity

  • trinadh

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

    • Abhishek Jain

      Can you tell me your state/city/utility, number of units and connected load?

  • Poulami

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

    • Abhishek Jain

      Mostly the billing frequency is monthly.

  • abhinav agrawal

    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

      Hi Abhinav,

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

  • anand rajan

    thank you..fantastic stuff

  • neelam rathi

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

    • Abhishek Jain

      Can you tell me the values that you had put in? Which state/city, number of units, connected load?

    • neelam rathi

      456units, state-u.p.,lucknow,2kw load

  • Rupesh

    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.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Your estimate is right, it should be around 12-15 units. 700 units in a month is very high.

  • jai krishna jha

    Awwwsssssome

  • Moonmoon

    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

      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

      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 :(

  • G.Aravindh.

    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.

  • Uday

    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

      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.

  • pintoo

    WHY DO YOU CHANGE MY METER WATTAGE

  • RAVI

    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

      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.

  • RAM WABLE

    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

      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.

  • Niru Singh

    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

      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.

  • Piyush Tandon

    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

      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.

  • Piyush Tandon

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

    • Abhishek Jain

      No it does not.

  • Saji

    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

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

  • Raj

    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

    • JITENDRA GUPTA GWALIOR

      i also use the same so it is correct am also paying the same

  • Mithun Paul

    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

      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.

  • prabu

    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 !

  • Shams Ali

    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

      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: https://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).

  • Abrar

    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 .

  • sachchidananda

    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

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

    • sachchidananda

      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 ?

  • drsanthoshgoud

    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

      can you send your bill to [email protected]?

  • Giridhar

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

    • Abhishek Jain

      Can you check how much current (in Amp) does it take or how many watts it consumes?

  • balaji

    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

      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.

  • balaji

    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

      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.

    • bhavesh

      Mera bill 26700 aya hai kya kru ac cooler much use nai krta

    • Abhishek Jain

      Sir,

      Aap apna electricity bill ka soft copy [email protected] par bhejenge?

  • abhi

    very nice jain saab awsome calculator hats off Senor :)

  • Ashish

    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

      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.

    • Ashish

      Thanks for your response.

  • Karthik

    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

      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.

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