Relief for new electricity connections from Day After Tomorrow


Ministry of Power and Renewable energy has decided in providing electricity to houses without obtaining a base charge starting from the 8th of this month.


The ministry noted that a formula has been developed to account for the base charge which will be charged within 5 years on an instalment basis.


In addition, for small and medium scale enterprises, 25% will be charged initially while 75% could be paid on an equal instalment basis for 5 years.  


The ministry of power and renewable energy further stated that a new electricity meter known as “smart meter” would be introduced to consumers from the 8th.