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Assam Higher Electricity Bill: No Extra Electricity Charge Levied on Smart Prepaid Meters said APDCL

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Assam Higher Electricity Bill: Following consumer complaints over an increase in electricity bills, the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) stated on Sunday that smart prepaid metres do not result in an increase in electricity prices.

According to APDCL officials, smart metres provide details on daily power consumption to urge clients to utilise electricity judiciously when needed, resulting in energy savings.

Also Read: Assam Cabinet: APDCL will install apprx 58 lakh smart meters in Assam

Despite the ongoing squabble between Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) and its customers in the state, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed that the state’s smart metre users are the most satisfied in India, according to a national poll.

“With the commencement of pre-paid meters, any unpaid dues will be added to the current account, thus the bill looks to be more compared to any other month from a consumer’s point of view,” Sarma stated at a press conference at the Janata Bhawan on April 10.

 

Informing this through Twitter, the APDCL said, “This is to clarify that prepaid smart meters doesn’t lead to increase in electricity bills. Rather, these meters provide insights on daily consumption to encourage consumers to use electricity judiciously as per needs resulting in savings of energy. As a part of Govt. of India’s RDSS Scheme, smart prepaid meters are being installed throughout the country including Assam.”

The power distribution firm recommended customers contact their respective sub-division offices to install check meters alongside the smart meter.

Consumers, on the other hand, can check their daily electricity consumption by installing the smartphone app’myBijulee’ and reporting any discrepancies to the APDCL.

 

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