Electricity Tariffs

Table 1: Revised Electricity Tariff

Tariff Structure Unit 1st Jan 2017 to 30th Jun 2017 1st July 2017 to 30th Jun 2018 1st July 2018 to 30th Jun 2019
               Low Voltage (LV)
LV Block-I (Rural) 0 – 100 kWh Nu./kWh 0 0 0
LV Block-I(Others) 0 – 100 kWh Nu./kWh 1.28 1.28 1.28
LV Block-II (All) >100 – 300 kWh Nu./kWh 2.52 2.60 2.68
LV Block-III (All) >300 kWh Nu./kWh 3.33 3.43 3.53
LV Bulk Nu./kWh 3.79 3.90 4.02
               Medium Voltage (MV)
Energy Charge Nu./kWh 2.00 2.07 2.16
Demand Charge Nu./kVA/month 250 275 300
               High Voltage (HV)
Energy Charge Nu./kWh 1.59 1.59 1.59
Demand Charge Nu./kVA/month 262 262 262
Wheeling Charges Nu./kWh 0.195 0.195 0.195

The LV Block I (Rural) category entitled for 100 units free includes the rural domestic households, rural cooperatives, community lhakhangs and micro trade activities. However, for consumption beyond 100 units per month, LV Block II & III (All) tariff shall be applicable.

Whereas, the LV customers such as street lightings, temporary connections for non-residential purpose, institutions and all other non-residential LV customers including commercial and industrial customers shall be charged at flat LV Block III tariff.

Since the Demand Charge has been changed from Nu./kW/month to Nu./kVA/month, BPC will make necessary changes in the display setting of the HV/MV customer meters for displaying the maximum demand in kVA.  Also, all the HV/MV customers will have to sign a revised Contract Agreement with BPC.

Table 2: Revised Miscellaneous Charges

Sl. No. Particulars Revised Charges (Nu.)
1 Energy Security Deposit  
a) LV Single Phase (Rural) 10/A
b) LV Single Phase (Others) 20/A
c) LV Three Phase 60/A
d) LV Three Phase with CT Metering 60/A
e) MV Three Phase 120/kVA rating of the transformer
f) HV Three Phase 120/kVA rating of the transformer

Table 3: Other Applicable Charges

1 Meter Security Deposit Actual cost of meter
2 Default Payment Penalty 2% per month of the billed amount
3 Temporary Services Electricity Tariff Same as the revised tariff structure
4 Temporary Service Charges Same as other normal service charges
5 Fixed Service Connection Charges a) Nu.100 for LV single phase
b) Nu.150 for LV three phase
c) Nu. 500 for MV & HV customers
6 Reconnection & Disconnection Charges a) Nu.100 for LV single phase
b) Nu.150 for LV three phase
c) Nu. 500 for MV & HV customers
7 Service Cable Charge As per the rate approved by BPC
8 Meter Testing Charge a) Nu.50 for LV single phase
b) Nu.100 for LV three phase
c) Nu. 500 for MV & HV customers
9 Installation, Inspection & Testing Charges a) Nu.100 for LV single phase
b) Nu.300 for LV three phase
c) Nu. 500 for MV & HV customers
10 Electricity Theft Shall be considered as an offense as per Section 69(i) of Electricity Act of Bhutan 2001. The customer shall be liable to pay the assessed loss, failing which the case would be forwarded to the Court.
11 Meter Shifting Charge a) Nu.100 for LV single phase
b) Nu.150 for LV three phase
c) Nu. 500 for MV & HV customers
12 Electricity Installation Shifting Charges Actual cost worked out as per existing BPC guidelines. In the event of dispute between the licensee and the customer, the case would be forwarded to BEA.
13 Costing, Estimation, Execution and Supervision Charges As per existing BPC guidelines. The cost and revenues of such services shall be maintained separately by BPC as per the BEA Accounting and Reporting Regulation.
14 Dishonoured Cheque Penalty As per the relevant law or legal instruments
14 Capacity Reserve Charge Equal to the demand charge for three months calculated on the conditionally sanctioned load for the voltage category.
16 Meter Tempering & Burnt Meter Charges Actual cost of the damage
17 Drawing Power more than the Contracted Demand Twice the demand charge for the excess demand drawn by the customer
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