RERC Fixes Rs 6/Unit Power Tariff For EV Charging Stations: Report

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  • The regulatory body has also decided to provide relaxation in permanent fee from Rs 135 to Rs 40 per month for these stations
  • EVs’ charging infrastructure will also be soon developed at 75 locations in the city

As per a report by the Economic times, Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has fixed the tariff for charging stations at Rs 6 per unit by creating a new category of consumer. It added that the standard operating procedure (SOP) for establishing these electric vehicles (EV) charging stations were released by the department. The regulatory body has also decided to provide relaxation in permanent fee from Rs 135 to Rs 40 per month for these stations added the report.

The report said that an official said, “Under the ‘Time of Day’, method 15 per cent relaxation will also be provided to owners, who will charge their EV between 11 pm to 6 am.”It added that EVs’ charging infrastructure will also be soon developed at 75 locations in the city. The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will identify locations for setting up EV stations within a week.

Promote electric mobility

As per the report, in Jaipur, a total of 54 stations will be established by the Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd (REIL). Remaining 21 stations will be set up by the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL).

The report said that an official said that electric vehicle chargers are being installed by REIL under the FAME Scheme of department of heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India with the objective to promote electric mobility by creating charging infrastructure and creating awareness. The city will have two types of charging stations – fast and slow. The fast-charging station will take 60 minutes and slow charging station will take six hours.

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