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Self-Electricity Meter Reading And Bill Generation Is Being Rewarded: Know Details


Amid the pandemic crisis, if you have not been receiving your electricity bills for last few months it is primarily as several discoms or power distribution companies have called off billing and metering related tasks. And if you in such as situation do not want your electricity bill to pile up for you and burn a big hole on your pocket, we have a solution at hand for you. Moreover this summer month with temperature simmering, your electricity consumption is set to bloat, so here is where you need to be extremely mindful:


Not Received Your Electricity Bill In Lockdown: Self-Read Meter Reading

So, here's you can go about generating electricity bill by reading your electricity meter reading on your own:

How you need to read your electricity meter for bill generation?

While only a few places have smart electricity meters deployed where meter readings at the place of installation through a chip can be read by electricity discoms, a majority of places still have manual reading system. For knowing electricity consumption and hence the bill, reading has to be taken month on month and the actual consumption here is known by the difference between the current reading and the reading of the last month.

Further as per the portal which assist people in understanding and reducing their electricity bill, the electricity bill is decided basis the slab, meaning to say that first consumption of 50 units will entail a lower cost for consumer while as we consumer more i.e. more 100 units, would be however more expensive.

Self-reading and self-generation of electricity bills:

If you take the accountability in your hand in this matter too, it is highly unlikely that there can be any injustice done to you as you after analyzing the current electricity reading may inform the same to the discom for accurate bill generation.

And this method self meter reading is even being promoted as well as rewarded by discoms as in May only Delhi-based discom announced concession of up to Rs. 240 for consumers who engage in self-meter reading and get their bill generated latest by June 30 and also pay the bill within a week's time. Further, such customers will be not have to bear transaction charge for paying electricity bill online of up to Rs. 10000.


In Mumbai also discoms have rolled out an online form on their portal where consumers can specify their meter readings. For this consumers need to know where their electricity meter is deployed and note the reading on their meter and send it across to the discom for right bill generation.

Read more about: electricity discoms
Story first published: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 13:43 [IST]
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