Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka

PUCSL to announce final decision on electricity tariff revision

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) is set to unveil its decision on the proposed electricity tariff revision on July 15, following a comprehensive review of public feedback.

PUCSL Chairman Prof. Manjula Fernando confirmed that input was gathered from 46 pre-registered delegates representing diverse sectors during the consultation process.

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) submitted its tariff revision proposals to the PUCSL, proposing an overall tariff reduction of 13.8%. Specifically, the proposed reductions include a significant 25.5% decrease for domestic consumers and a 3% cut for religious and charitable institutions.

However, the proposals do not recommend tariff reductions for the hotel and industrial sectors.

Under the proposed revisions, the tariff for domestic electricity consumption would see adjustments across various usage tiers. For instance, charges for usage between 0 to 30 units are slated to drop from Rs. 08 to Rs. 06 per unit. Similarly, rates for consumption between 31 to 60 units would decrease from Rs. 20 to Rs. 09 per unit.

The proposed changes also include adjustments for consumers using higher units of electricity. For example, tariffs for consumption exceeding 60 units would decrease from Rs. 25 to Rs. 15 per unit. Further reductions are proposed for consumption brackets ranging from 61 to 90 units, 91 to 120 units, 121 to 180 units, and over 181 units, with tariffs adjusted accordingly.