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Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2014

By on February 11, 2019
Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2014
As the electricity tariff rates keep changing every year, we at Bijli Bachao thought that it will be very useful for our readers to know about the latest tariff slabs and rates applicable for 2014. So we do our research for all the states in India regularly and publish a table that lists all the latest tariff slabs and rates applicable for LT (Low Tension) domestic customers in urban centers in India. As the tariffs change, we update them in the list. Please note that

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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 ESCOs (Energy Service Companies) and what do Energy Auditors do?

By on April 22, 2016
What are ESCOs (Energy Service Companies) and what do Energy Auditors do?
Energy saving has been the talk of the world, and very aptly so. Due to the population explosion the pressure on the natural resources available to us is enormous since the supply is not sufficient to cater to the needs of the people for a very long period of time. So, steps should be taken to put a bridle on the exorbitant usage of the natural resources and finding green and sustainable alternatives to the same. An Energy Service Company (ESCO or ESCo) does just the

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Comparison of the output capacity of a coal power plant vs solar power plant

By on April 22, 2016
Comparison of the output capacity of a coal power plant vs solar power plant
Every now and then we come across news of the government setting up some power plant of 500 MW, 1000 MW or even more sometimes, in different parts . Then we wonder if a power plant rated at 1000 MW will produce 1000 MW electrical energy? Not necessarily. A lot of people get confused between the power output of a power plant and the electricity which it is producing. While these two are interrelated they are not the same. There

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Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2015

By on February 11, 2019
Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2015
As the electricity tariff rates keep changing every year, we at Bijli Bachao thought that it will be very useful for our readers to know about the latest tariff slabs and rates applicable for 2015. So we do our research for all the states in India regularly and publish a table that lists all the latest tariff slabs and rates applicable for LT (Low Tension) domestic customers in urban centers in India. As the tariffs change, we update them in the list. Please note that

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How to Save Electricity At Home

By on April 26, 2018
How to Save Electricity At Home
Every time we get our electricity bill, there is a worry in our mind, but we simply put it aside thinking that we can do little about it. The government decides the electricity rates and the charges per unit keep increasing every year or two. And with the addition of a new appliance we find that our consumption is also increasing. Well, let me tell you, you can do a lot to reduce your electricity consumption and bring the bill down.

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Guest Article: Using time switches as power saver for air conditioner and deep freezer

By on April 22, 2016
Guest Article: Using time switches as power saver for air conditioner and deep freezer
At Bijli Bachao our aim is to help people save electricity, and to do this, we not only provide tips to use appliances, but we also try to find new products/ideas/technologies that can help. In this process we keep meeting individuals/companies that are doing interesting work in this area. During one such meet recently, we met Mr Sudhir Shah from Mumbai, who till few years back was working as Electrical contractor for big companies, but then left that work to start

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Guest Article: Journey To Net Zero Energy Space

By on April 26, 2018
Guest Article: Journey To Net Zero Energy Space
We were leading a blissful life till last year, unaware of anything green or how much carbon footprint we had. I had put in an application to upgrade the load of my incoming electrical line from the Utility to take care of future air-conditioning requirements. The electrical utility (WBSEDCL in my case) upgraded us to a three phase line last year with a load of 8+ KVA and we were very happy unaware of the shock that 440v 3-phase line can bring upon us. We literally

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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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