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News Brief | October 2012

AP power consumers to pay more

Electricity consumers in Andhra Pradesh will have to shell out more on electricity bills as the state government has purchased power at higher cost and will pass on the excess burden to the consumers.

Domestic and industrial consumers in the state would have to shell out Rs 8,283 crore as Fuel Surcharge Adjustment (FSA) that the State has to pass on to them. Ironically, almost 40 per cent of the electricity that is generated by power utilities is accounted for by free power that the State has been providing to farmers.

The AP Energy Regulatory Commission (APERC) has already allowed the power utilities to pass on the FSA to the end-users for the financial years 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13.

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