# KSEB electricity tariff and slab in Kerala

If you are looking for the KSEB electricity bill tariff rates and slab system, you are in the right place. Find out how your electricity bill is calculated and how the telescopic slab system works.

The Kerala State Electricity Boards (KSEB) has revised Electricity Tariff for domestic users in Kerala. The new tariff is applicable from August 16, 2014. The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission is governing authority of Government of Kerala to look after power supply, consumption and related issues in the state. The domestic consumers using less than 40 units a month are exempted from tariff hike. The power subsidy is available to BPL families only.

**What is telescopic billing?**

KSEB follows a slab system for electricity billing. According to this slab system, there are different rates applied for different slabs of electricity consumption. As you move up in the slabs, the rate per unit goes up significantly. You will be billed different rates for the units consumed according to the slabs. This is called *telescopic billing*.

Under the new arrangement, KSEB follows a Slab System to bill consumers. The new rates for each category are given below:**Electricity Charges and new slab system in Kerala**

For the first 40 units who come under the BPL Category Candidates with connected load 1000 watts or below, the rate is Rs 1.50 per unit. Even for BPL category, if the monthly consumption goes above 40 units, the following general rates are applicable for BPL category as well.**Telescopic billing**

Monthly Slabs (Units) | Rates Per Unit |

0-50 units | Rs 2.8 |

51-100 | Rs 3.20 |

101-150 | Rs 4.20 |

151-200 | Rs 5.80 |

201-250 | Rs7.00 |

The telescopic billing (rate goes up in each slab) applies only if your total monthly electricity consumption is less than 250 units. If your consumption exceeds 250 units, then the following non-telescopic slabs and rates apply:

**Non-Telescopic Billing**

Monthly Slabs (Units) | Rates Per Unit |

0-300 | Rs 5.00 |

0-350 | Rs 5.70 |

0-400 | Rs 6.10 |

0-500 | Rs 6.70 |

Above 500 | Rs 7.50 |

**Fixed Charges**

Single Phase: Rs. 20 Per Consumer Per Month

Three Phase: Rs. 60 Per Consumer Per Month

## How to calculate the KSEB billing details

Let us consider few examples:

Example 1: Consider your usage is 240 units of electricity in a month. Your bill will look like this:

Fixed charge: Rs 20 (single phase)

First 50 units: 50 x Rs 2.80 = Rs 140

51 to 100 units: 50 x Rs 3.20 = Rs 160

101 to 150 units: 50 x Rs 4.20 = Rs 210

151 - 200 units: 50 x Rs 5.80 = Rs 290

201 to 240 units: 40 x Rs 7.00 = Rs 280

Total monthly bill: Rs 1,080/-

Example 2: If your monthly consumption is above 250 units, the non-telescopic billing is followed. Let's consider a sample consumption of 260 units per month. In this case, your electricity bill will look like this:

Fixed charge: Rs 20 (single phase)

Cost for 260 units: 260 x Rs 5.00 = Rs 1,300 (flat rate for every unit consumed)

Total monthly bill: Rs 1,320/-

*** KSEB raises bi-monthly bill to most consumers in Kerala. Even in that case, the rates are calculated based on monthly consumption. They will just combine 2 months bill amount into a single bill.*

The KSEB now follows Slab System to bill home consumers also called domestic users or domestic consumers. As we can see from the table above, the highest rate Rs. 7.50 Per Unit is applicable to domestic consumers using 500 units or above per month. Telescopic billing is applicable for all consumers using 250 Units per month or below. This implies, for first 50 units customers will be charged less, for the second 50 units more. The charges will go up for the uses gap of every 50 units. However, customers utilizing above 250 units of power will come under Non-Telescopic Billing System, which means the tariff is applicable for the wholesome units of electricity consumed per month. With the new tariff plans the average revenue realisation on a unit of electricity supplied to domestic consumers will be Rs. 3.75 for the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).

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