GOA: The state government announced a power rebate of Rs 18 crore to consumers for the lockdown months of April and May. However, there’s hardly any relief for the domestic consumer as the discount in reality for them will be between Rs 15 and Rs 40 a month.
A large chunk of the rebate running into crores, will be garnered by high tension consumers. Domestic consumers were not impressed with the waiver of 50% of fixed charges for the months of April and May as this component constitutes only between 5% to 10% of their power bills.
The waiver on fixed charges was announced for all low tension domestic, commercial and other low tension categories, while for high tension consumers the chief minister announced that the rebate will be the difference between billed maximum demand charges for the month around Rs 250 and actual recorded maximum demand charges for the two months.
The News 24 Goa