Till March 31, 2010, consumers served by the WBSEDCL were charged at Rs 4.27-a-unit rate. The State power distribution company, from April 1, 2010, had raised it to Rs. 4.71 a unit. The rate was in place for 11 months - from April 1, 2010 to February 28 this year.
However, following a petition by a section of consumers to the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Delhi, the State regulatory commission had ordered the distribution company to charge the previous rate till the issue was resolved. The distribution company reverted to Rs 4.27 a unit on March 1, 2011.
The revised rate will help WBSEDCL cut mounting losses.