/Energy

May 2018

New BESCOM tariffs 2018-19 & its impact

By | 2018-05-15T15:20:11+00:00 May 15th, 2018|

With the delay on an on due to Karnataka State Assembly elections for the new electricity tariff of BESCOM is now out finally.! Here are new BESCOM (Bengaluru Electricity Supply COMpany) charges for different categories,  Approved tariff for Domestic Consumers Category (LT2 (a)):  Applicable to areas under Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Municipal corporations & [...]

April 2018

Lightning Arresters

By | 2018-04-25T18:00:48+00:00 April 25th, 2018|

What is Lightning Arrester? When any of us talk about Electricity or related, there is always safety which we are worried about. Especially when working with electricity and its components. Why is the safety so important? Any kind of mistake could cause a fatal damage. There are four kinds of common injuries which [...]

February 2018

How to read a 3 Phase Bi-Directional Meter?

By | 2018-02-18T06:53:38+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

How to read a bidirectional 3Ø meter? Bi-directional meters are used to calculate both export and import of the energy. It is majorly used to calculate when there is an alternative source of energy like solar, wind, biomass etc is installed along with the main grid supply. In households, meters could be either [...]

December 2017

Energy Conservation

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:52+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

We are in a situation where our day to day consumptions of energy is increasing exponentially. Due to which resources like coal will drain much faster than expected. Every appliance will have a lifeline based on the consumptions. Eliminating the unwanted usage will increase the lifetime of the appliance, this will not only save [...]

October 2017

20 Benefits In Going Solar On Our Homes Now

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

1. Reduce your electricity bill The immediate benefit of it is to drastically reduce your electricity bill to zero or near zero. Solar is a one-time investment with a guaranteed life of 25 years. With the 25 years of Power purchase agreement between you and the state government, while the electricity that you [...]

May 2017

Understanding Electricity

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+00:00 May 25th, 2017|

What is Electricity?! Electricity is all around us, we use it in different forms throughout our day to day activities. The LED light above my head right now is converting electrical energy to light energy and heat energy. So how do we explain this phenomenon called electricity which is something we use every day but [...]

Impact on Solar with GST

By | 2017-08-25T18:06:51+00:00 May 24th, 2017|

With the new GST, Solar rooftop will be impacted with an increase of overall cost by at least 5% from the existing cost. What is GST? How does it impact Solar Rooftop sector? GST means Goods and Service Tax which will be one indirect tax for the whole country. GST is a single tax, right [...]

April 2017

Impact of BESCOM tariff hike 2017-18

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+00:00 April 13th, 2017|

Much awaited circular for the year from KERC(Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission) is out: KERC has announced the revised electricity tariff for the ESCOM consumers in Karnataka. Not many surprises, as there is an increase in the tariff compared to the previous year. Even though the BESCOM had asked for hikes up to Rs. 1.5  per [...]

October 2016

Solar Rooftop Power Policy Changes in Karnataka

By | 2017-08-25T18:19:11+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|

Giving the residents of Karnataka a chance to self consume the Solar power they installed. KERC came up with few changes in their existing Solar Power policy for rooftop. The Hon’ble KERC vide order dtd: S/03/1 dtd: 19.09.2016 has issued Modification to the order 02.05.2016 in respect of determination of tariff and other norms for [...]