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Opt for a change of your electric connection from single to multi point in your multi-story society in UP

By on August 9, 2020
Opt for a change of your electric connection from single to multi point in your multi-story society in UP
The post is getting evolved based on the latest development and the likely revision in Amendment No.13 after the outcome of UPREC review meeting with DISCOM  .....latest meeting held on 22nd July 2020 and orders issued on 5th Aug 2020.  Under clause no. 4.9 of the Supply code 2005, the Electric connection in the multi-story buildings/multiplex/Marriage Halls/colonies to be developed by the Development Authorities and/or

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Why are we experiencing high electricity bills post Lockdown?

By on July 10, 2020
Why are we experiencing high electricity bills post Lockdown?
Expressing shock over high electricity bills is not uncommon. However, that is mostly the first reaction. The next thing that most people do is doubt the electricity distribution company. Making mistakes in electricity bill calculation is not uncommon, but rarely does it happen on a large scale. And unprecedented times are giving us unprecedented experiences. Post lockdown, we are receiving several complaints from people saying that their electricity bills are exorbitant.

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Decoding Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Electricity Connection in Uttar Pradesh

By on July 26, 2020
Decoding Domestic, Commercial & Industrial Electricity Connection in Uttar Pradesh
Electricity Charges contribute significantly to the total expenses of the company/shop/organisation etc. Improper voltage, frequent cuts etc. are some other issues one faces in the productivity of his organisation. Understanding all related aspects of the UP Govt. policy regarding energy billing and mechanism to resolve the issues can help one to be wiser and smart to save on energy bill and avoid inconveniences. Here we discuss some of it. On-Line Platform to get the Industrial and Commercial

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What is a Kill A Watt Meter? How it can help to reduce electricity bills?

By on January 31, 2020
What is a Kill A Watt Meter? How it can help to reduce electricity bills?
Electricity meters are around since many decades now. An electricity meter measures the electrical consumption and displays it on the screen. But we are used to the electricity meters (electromechanical or electronic) which measure the total electricity consumption of the entire house or office. But what if you want to measure how much your air conditioner (or refrigerator, washing machine or any other appliance) is consuming? This

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Know your Electricity meter- electromechanical, electronic (digital), smart and dual register meters

By on August 10, 2020
Know your Electricity meter- electromechanical, electronic (digital), smart and dual register meters
The expenses incurred on electricity consumption are one of those expenses which one has to bear on a regular basis. Every month you receive a bill of the electricity which you have consumed through different appliances. When the bill is surprisingly higher in a certain month, you start thinking, “How come my bill is so high than the previous month, given that my electricity consumption pattern has been the same?” In fact, some people are also of the opinion that

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What is electricity? The basics: voltage, ampere, power explained

By on April 22, 2016
What is electricity? The basics: voltage, ampere, power explained
Look around and you shall find that you are indeed surrounded by electrical appliances. Be it a television, an air conditioner, a water cooler, a ceiling fan or a refrigerator, electrical appliances have become an integral part of our life. In summers when the mercury rises, you just press a button and a cool breeze soothes you. During winters, when you think twice before going under the shower to take a bath, warm water is again just a push of a button away. In

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What are single phase and three phase connections and how to choose between the two?

By on November 30, 2019
What are single phase and three phase connections and how to choose between the two?
A few days back a friend asked: “My society is going for three phase connection, should I go for it? What impact will it have on my bills and also what is the benefit of using three phase connection?” He has 2 ACs and everything else that a regular upper middle class family would have in his house. His was a single-phase connection and everything was working fine. So the doubt about going for a three-phase connection was obvious. We suggested him to continue with

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Electricity Bills and the tariff change confusion

By on December 7, 2019
Electricity Bills and the tariff change confusion
Electricity tariff changes happen almost every year. They are difficult both for the consumers as well as utility (distribution companies). For the utilities, generation of electricity bills become challenging due to varied tariffs for various dates. And for consumers, it becomes difficult to understand the tariff applicable to them. We started Bijli Bachao in early 2012 and one of the first things that we came out with was our electricity bill calculator. And it has

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Defective electricity meter – what can you do?

By on August 25, 2015
Defective electricity meter – what can you do?
Electricity meters just like any other device or appliance can go wrong any time. Although it does not mean that they are the sole reasons of high electricity bills, but it can be one of the issues. The first thing that you can do is to validate the electricity bill amounts using some guidelines that are available on our website. And if it is found that the electricity meter is defective, then you need to “act”. With this article we will try to explain what does

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Decoding LT, HT, Domestic, Commercial and Industrial tariff structures by utilities

By on July 14, 2020
Decoding LT, HT, Domestic, Commercial and Industrial tariff structures by utilities
We at Bijli Bachao get a lot of emails from our readers asking for help about their electricity bills. While discussing the electricity bills, we talk about words like LT, HT, Domestic tariff, Commerical tariff or industrial tariff, but we realized that very few people understand them and how rates/tariffs of electricity are structured. With this article, we would like to help people understand various types of tariff structures that utilities come up with and also

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