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Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India

By on July 28, 2015

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


It is very important to know the per-unit cost of electricity as it helps us in understanding how much we are spending per appliance at our home. It is important to understand the monetary impact of any electricity efficiency measure we take. It is also important to understand various components of electricity bills and what is their contribution to the total electricity bill. In a bid to help people understand the same, we have 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:

The tool currently in beta stage works only for:

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

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212 Comments on "Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India"

If you have any question or comment, please leave a message here. We try to reply to questions in the sequence they come in. We work from Monday-Friday 10AM-7PM. If we know the answer we try to reply to the question within 3 days.

Altaf khan
July 23, 2015

Sir g,

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

Soma seal
July 12, 2015

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

June 18, 2015

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
June 16, 2015

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.

June 15, 2015

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.

Ravinder Singh
June 18, 2015

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.


June 13, 2015

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.


June 15, 2015

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

June 11, 2015

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

M K Lakshmi
June 9, 2015

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


Udit Bhattacharjee
June 9, 2015

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)

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.

Udit Bhattacharjee
June 10, 2015

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.


M K Lakshmi
June 9, 2015

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.