New  new payment system for electricity bill

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has introduced a new payment system for consumers to pay their electricity bill according to their daily usage but will not affect the ongoing bill.

The CEB and the Lanka Electricity Company (Pvt) Ltd., (LECO) had given an opportunity to its customers to identify a time pattern in which can be shift according to the ‘Time of the day terrify’.

The proposal  had been approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) to implement the system.

According to the new system the electricity usage as follows

Rs.13 per one unit  from 10.30 pm to 05.30am.
Rs.25 per unit from 5.30am to 6.30pm,
Rs.54 per unit  from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

Power and Renewable Energy Ministry, Minister Siyambalapitiya said 'the intension of introduction of the tariff system is not to increase the current rates for electricity customers. This new system will provide a single phase electricity customers to minimize their power consumption during the highest peak at 6.30 am to 10.30 am,”

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