Hyderabad: With the arrival of summer, the chairman of the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) Sriranga Rao advised residents to use electricity with caution and take adequate measures to save.
Telangana’s power distribution companies (DISCOMs) have been purchasing energy at a higher price, which has caused a rise in the total cost of electricity for all users, said a press release on Saturday.
Many have expressed concern about increased tariffs thus affecting their daily finance and household, the press release said.
The DISCOMs have been buying power at a higher price by paying Rs. 12 per unit during peak hours from a variety of sources, including thermal power plants, renewable energy sources, and power from neighbouring states. This has led to a rise in the cost of power, which is ultimately passed on to customers in the form of increased electricity bills at a time when they are already struggling to make ends meet.
Here are some tips to help:
- Turn off lights and appliances.
- Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs.
- Use natural Light.
- Use appliances efficiently
- Insulate your home
- Use a programmable thermostat.
- Purchase of energy-efficient appliances.
- Service and minimize the use of air conditioners
- Plant trees
DISCOMs can save on power purchase procurement
- Energy storage systems
- Demand response programs
- Energy efficiency measures
- Renewable energy procurement
- Smart grid technology.