Ways to slash electricity bill
First of all stand of BSES should be considered before any dictation.The supply of power and the expected corresponding revenue should be audited first.
Secondly, there should be massive check for power theft. Heavy penalty should be imposed for every case. Corruption in public to be dealt first. There are number of cases of power theft. There should be thorough drive to check every unit of electricity consumed. Also many a times domestic power is used for non-domestic purposes. This may be checked.
Thirdly, it must be understood that large number of consumers are tenants and are helpless against the inflated charges of electricity by their respective landlords based on the private submeters for each tenant. Presently landlords charge six to eight rupees per unit, against Rs 3.90 per unit, based on private meter that too fast running meters. Therefore, first of all guidelines should be issued for landlords for charging the tenants according to the actual BSES rate in the corresponding bill and not on whim and fancy. BSES can supply additional sub meters for each floor occupied by tenants, without giving new connection additionally. This will generate revenue for BSES by selling additional meters massively. Private meters should not be allowed. Even if installed it should be inspected by BSES for any fault. Also rule for not giving any floor on rent without separate BSES meter or sub meter installed by BSES. This will surely bring down the electricity charges for tenants. This needs changes in Rent Agreement Acts. more