June 24, 2023
The central government has amended the rules for electricity consumers to charge different electricity charges according to time. That is The central government has announced that the tariff will be increased by 10 to 20 percent during peak demand hours and the tariff can be reduced by 10 to 20 percent for electricity used during sunshine hours and this new tariff procedure will come into force from April 1, 2024 for commercial and industrial sectors.
From April 2024, time-of-day charges will be applicable to commercial and industrial consumers with peak demand of 10 kilowatts and above, and to all consumers except agricultural consumers from April 1, 2025.
That is DOT Time of Day means that rather than charging electricity at the same rate at all times of the day, the price paid for electricity varies with the time of day.
Under this tariff system, the tariff charged during off-peak hours of solar power will be 10%-20% lower than the current normal tariff charged throughout the day.
This DOT time depends on the time specified by the State Electricity Regulatory Commission which is 8 hours in a day.
At the same time, the charge is 10 to 20 percent higher during peak hours of other electricity usage.
From 1 April 2024, DOT tariff will be applicable for commercial and industrial consumers with peak demand of 10 kW and above.