JERC fixes tariff plan for electric vehicle charging stations in the city

Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has reportedly fixed tariff plan for electric vehicle charging stations in the city.

According to ET, the UT electricity department recently in its power tariff petition, had proposed a tariff plan for such stations, which the administration plans to set up in different parts of the city.

The publication notes that the regulatory commission in its latest order has fixed Rs 4 per unit and Rs 100 as a fixed monthly charge on electricity bill for the charging stations.

Earlier, the UT electricity department had proposed Rs 5 per unit in the slab of 0-150 units; Rs 5.30 and Rs 5.60 per unit for 151-400 units and above 400 units, respectively. However, the commission did not fix slab-wise tariff and rather went in for a fixed Rs 4 per unit.

The UT administration following the direction of the central government is working on promoting electric vehicles . Two years ago, a team of the transport department had visited Nagpur, which was the first city in the country to have vehicle charging stations, to study the set-up.