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Tax and Duty on Electricity bills in India

By on July 8, 2020
Tax and Duty on Electricity bills in India
We at Bijli Bachao want to help people in India to understand various components of their electricity bill. In our previous articles we covered Energy Charges, Fixed

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What are Watt, Kilowatt. kVAh and a unit of electricity

By on September 22, 2020
What are Watt, Kilowatt. kVAh and a unit of electricity
When we get our electricity bills, it shows that we have used a certain number of units for the given period. When we go to buy appliances, most of them have watts mentioned on them. If you find it difficult to understand the relation between the two, then you are not alone. Electricity bill and its components are confusing to many and with this article, we will try to explain what are watt, kilowatt and a unit of electricity. What are Power and Energy/Electricity

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Understand Time of Day (TOD)/Time of Use (TOU) tariff structure and how it impacts customers

By on April 22, 2016
Understand Time of Day (TOD)/Time of Use (TOU) tariff structure and how it impacts customers
In India, Time of Day (TOD) tariff that was used mostly for industrial sector is now slowly being introduced for commercial sector as well. Recent news articles in some of the leading newspapers in India suggest that utilities are contemplating implementing time of day tariff for commercial customers (along with the industrial customers in State where it has not been introduced so far). Some states have already implemented it and others are planning. And as the demand

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Understand Energy charges in electricity bill and how average monthly bill is disadvantageous

By on August 26, 2015
Understand Energy charges in electricity bill and how average monthly bill is disadvantageous
Have you received your electricity bill recently and you are trying to understand what are the energy charges on your electricity bill? If that is the case then you are not alone, as electricity bill is the most complex bill that one receives. In case you came here looking for calculation of electricity bill, you can use online electricity bill calculator in the article: Online

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Fuel Adjustment Charges on Electricity Bills explained

By on November 14, 2019
Fuel Adjustment Charges on Electricity Bills explained
Have you ever wondered why your electricity bill amount is not the same even when you have the same number of units consumed on the bill? Why is it that the electricity bill is different even when you have not changed your electricity consumption? If you look at your bills you will just find that there is an amount mentioned as FAC or FCA or FPPCA, which is either positive or negative and is creating the difference.

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Impact of Contracted Load on Fixed Charges in Electricity Bills

By on August 17, 2020
Impact of Contracted Load on Fixed Charges in Electricity Bills
Electricity bill and it’s components are considered as one of the most difficult to understand and most people make the payment without understanding the same. So to help people understand electricity bills in India we are writing a series of articles and creating calculators to help people understand their electricity bills properly. This is the first article in the series and in this we will try to explain the concept of contracted

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Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India

By on July 14, 2020
Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India
For most of us, the 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

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Know Your Electricity Bill

By on December 7, 2019
Know Your Electricity Bill
It is very important to understand the electricity bill and it's components to make plans for energy savings. Our electricity bills have quite a lot of information to give us a good insight into our electricity consumption patterns. A good understanding of various components can help one plan for money-saving exercise. To know the tariff of each State applicable for the year 2019, click here. In

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Pay Your Electricity Bills Online

By on December 12, 2019
Pay Your Electricity Bills Online
Till a few years back, we had to stand in queues to pay our electricity bills. The Information Technology revolution in our country has made it easy for us to pay electricity bills online. Distribution Companies (or DISCOMs in short) in many states have provided a facility of online bill payment on their websites. One shall visit the website of the power company of the website and register yourself using the connection id. In case your connection is prior to the digitalization

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