# How to Calculate Electricity Bill from Meter Reading

## How to calculate electricity bill from meter reading

If the meter reading of the current month and previous month is known then we can easily calculate the electricity bill. if we talk about meter reading then the two-part parameters will come into existence and those parameters are

1- kWh unit
2- maximum demand (kW)

To calculate the electricity bill, these two things have to be taken from the meter. For how to get both the parameters from the meter, you can learn from the video “How to Read Electricity Meter” given below :

## How to read Electricity Meter

from the meter, we take reading kwh and kw then unit from the previous month’s unit we calculate the unit assessed or unit consumed. using the following formula we calculate How to calculate the electricity bill from the meter reading

UNIT CONSUMED = CURRENT MONTH UNIT( KWH) – PREVIOUS MONTH UNIT(KWH)

ENERGY CHARGE (EC)= UNIT CONSUMED x UNIT RATE

FIXED CHARGE (FC)= SANCTION LOAD x FIXED CHARGE RATE

ELECTRICITY DUTY (ED)= (ENERGY CHARGE + FIXED CHAREG)x TAX RATE/100

TOTAL ELECTRICITY BILL= ENERGY CHARGE+ FIXED CHARGE+ ELECTRICITY DUTY

## How to calculate electricity bill from meter reading

Let us take an example of How to calculate an electricity bill from a meter reading

Energy charge:

Suppose current month unit is 300 unit and previous month unit is 500 unit.

UNIT CONSUMED = CURRENT MONTH UNIT( KWH) – PREVIOUS MONTH UNIT(KWH)
= 500 -300 = 200 unit(monthly consumption)

since rate slab is different for different range of unit so the Energy charge for 200 Units is as follow:

for 1-100 Units: 100×6.05= 605/-

for 101-200 Units: 100×6.85=685/-

That is total= 605+685= 1290 (It is the unit charge of 200 unit for 30 days).

### Fixed Charge:

The fixed charge is charged according to your sanctioned load. In our case sanctioned load is 2kW. In the unit rate chart, in uppcl as fixed for domestic connection is 90 rs/ month

So, Here the fixed charge for 2kW = 90x 2kw=180 rs/month

### Electricity duty/ Government Tax:

Taxes are different in different states. For example, in UP, it is 5% of the energy charge.

So, Here the government tax called electricity duty = (Energy charge+ Fixed charge) x 5% = (1290+180)x(5/100) = 73 rs /-

Tota electricity bill= 1290+ 180+73 rs= 1543 rs for one month

this how we How to Calculate Electricity Bill from Meter Reading.

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