Residents of Bihar will have to pay more for electricity from April 1 as the state`s power regulator announced a 2.5 percent increase in the tariff on Monday.
The increase will be more for urban residents, who will have to pay 15 paise more per unit as compared to the rural residents for whom the increase will be of 10 paise per unit.
The rise in prices have been approved to bridge the gap of losses, Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) chairman UN Panjiar said. He also said that the hike was kept modest to not increase the burden on the people too much.
There are certain ways in which one can reduce their energy consumption
One of the ways is to use LEDs
Are you feeling like your energy bills are a bit too high? Or have you gotten used to paying more than you should be? With a few simple changes around the house, you can reduce your energy consumption significantly. This is excellent for the environment, but it’s also good for your checkbook. Look into a couple of simple practices, such as replacing inefficient light bulbs, to make your home a better place.
If you’re running incandescent bulbs, you’re using more energy than necessary. LED light bulbs are the superior choice. They use 75 percent less energy compared to their incandescent counterparts, and they last 2.5 times longer. The reduced energy use is good for your home and for the planet — widespread use of LEDs could save up to 348 TWh of energy by 2027. That’s a projected cost savings of $30 million. Once you have your new LEDs installed, consider how you manage your home’s HVAC system.
If you keep your home at the same temperature all day, you have an opportunity to improve your energy consumption. Install a programmable thermostat so you can lower the temperature while you’re out of the house and raise it back on your way home. If you can adjust the temperature by roughly 10 degrees for at least eight hours a day, you can reduce your energy consumption by 10 percent. These are a couple of simple changes, but they’ll make a big difference. Other cost-saving, environmentally conscious tips for better home management are outlined in the following infographic.