Electricity in Indore

Electricity is a basic need of people in urban and rural regions of India. Electricity comes in the list of essential services that constitute priorities of any government. As Madhya Pradesh Government is responsible to give good governance in the state they have infused many initiations to provide ample electricity to the state. They have divided responsibility of providing electricity in the state through the power distribution companies named as Poorva Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company ltd, Madhya Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company Ltd, and Pashchim Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company Ltd.


Electric Supply in Indore

History of Electricity in Indore

Earlier Madhya Pradesh Electricity board was responsible for power distribution and maintenance of electricity supply in Madhya Pradesh. It was incepted in 1956 with its headquarters at Jabalpur and used to be one of the renowned electric boards of the country. It was divided into four circles and Indore used to come under western circle. Indore itself was the head quarters of western region and Indore, Ujjain, Shajapur, Dewas, Ratlam, Mandsaur, Dhar, and west Nimar (Khargone) used to come under this circle. This circle was headed by Regional Superintending Engineer of this region.

 In western circle, there were five electrical and mechanical divisions such as Ujjain, Indore, Ratlam, Dhar and Nepanagar. Divisional Engineers with the help of Assistant Engineers and junior staff used to look after dedicated divisions of Indore and other such divisions. In the year 2000, when Chhattisgarh was departed from Madhya Pradesh, the name of its Electricity board changed to Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board on 1st Nov 2000.

Paschim Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company Ltd

Electricity Board in Indore

To improve the efficiency of Electricity in State, under MP Vidyut Sudhar Adhiniyam 2000, MPSEB unbundled into 5 companies in which 3 were power distribution companies and among them, Madhya Pradesh Kshetra Vidyut Vitran Company Ltd also got incorporated. It was given the responsibility of distribution in western region of Madhya Pradesh including Neemuch, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Ujjain, Shajapur, Jhabua, Dhar, Badwani, Khargone, Burharnpur, Khandwa, Dewas and Indore. This company was incorporated under the companies Act 1956 on 1st July 2002 to undertake the responsibility of power distribution to Indore and other such regions. The main objective to restructuring MPSEB was to achieve efficiency and make essential changes to make the power sector commercially workable, progressive, self dependent, and increase the capabilities by balancing the interest of consumer in terms of tariffs and quality service.

Tariffs in Indore

Tariff rates in Indore is divided in to Domestic, non domestic, public water works & street lights, Industrial, and Agricultural along with allied activities.


Domestic tariffs for the consumers of Indore:

Under domestic tariffs, there are several types of connection available as per the annexure schedule.
Home consumption tariffs:


Monthly units’ consumption up to 50 units:

  • Energy charge at 340 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charge of Rs. 40 per Connection in Urban area
  • Monthly fixed charge of Rs. 25 per Connection in Rural area


Monthly units’ consumption from 51 to 100 units:

  • Energy charge at 385 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charge of Rs. 65 per Connection in Urban area
  • Monthly fixed charge of Rs. 40 per Connection in Rural area


Monthly units’ consumption from 101 to 300 units:

  • Energy charge at 480 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charge of Rs. 75 for each 0.5 KW for urban area
  • Monthly fixed charge of Rs. 50 for each 0.5 KW for rural area


Monthly units’ consumption from 301 to 500 units:

  • Energy charge at 520 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charge of Rs. 80 for each 0.5 KW for urban area
  • Monthly fixed charge of Rs. 70 for each 0.5 KW for rural area

Monthly units’ consumption above 500 units:

  • Energy charge at 555 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charge of Rs. 85 for each 0.5 KW for urban area
  • Monthly fixed charge of Rs. 75 for each 0.5 KW for rural area

Minimum charges of Rs. 60 are applicable for all the above mention categories and consumer have to pay this charges to continue the electric supply in their premises.


Electricity bills in Indore


Temporary Connections:

People can take temporary or DTR meter connection for the period of 1 year max under the domestic uses.


For construction of own house (1 year Max):

  • Energy charges at 675 Paisa per Unit
  • Rs. 300 for each 1 kW of sanctioned/ connected/ recorded load, whichever highest for urban area
  • Rs. 200 for each 1 KW of sanctioned/ connected/ recorded load, whichever highest for rural area


For social Marriage/ religious program or any functions:

  • Energy charges at 300 paisa per unit
  • Rs. 40 for each 1 KW of sanctioned/ connected/ recorded load, whichever highest for each 24 hours of consumption in urban area
  • Rs. 20 for each 1 KW of sanctioned/ connected/ recorded load, whichever highest for each 24 hours of consumption for rural areas


DTR meter of Jhuggi/ Jhopadi/ Cluster of Jhuggi/ Jhopadi till allotment of individual meter:

  • Energy charges at 300 paisa per Unit
  • There is not such fixed monthly charge in this category

Minimum charges of Rs. 500 are chargeable from every connection under the DTR meter or temporary connection.

Non Domestic:

Under this category all non domestic use of electricity is included, which is referred to as commercial use of connection.
The connection used for educational institutes such as Colleges, Polytechnic institutes, ITI, Student Hostels, educational workshops, and Labs.


For Sanctioned load based tariff (only for connected load up to 20 kW):

  • Energy charges at 520 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs. 90 per kW in Urban area
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs. 60 per kW in Rural area


For Optional Demand based Tariff (Only for contract demand above 10 kW and up to 20 kW):

  • Energy charges at 520 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs. 180 per kW or Rs 144 per KVA of billing demand in Urban area
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs. 120 per kW or Rs 96 per KVA of billing demand in Rural area


For Mandatory demand based tariff for contact demand above 20kW:

  • Energy charges at 520 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs. 180 per kW or Rs. 144 per KVA of billing demand in Urban area
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs. 120 per kW or Rs. 96 per KVA of billing demand in Rural area

Efficient supply of electricity in IndoreThe commercial uses such as Railway offices, Hospitals, Government institution, clubs, restaurants, commercial shops, and other such spaces which are connected with electricity will be charged as following tariff.

For monthly consumption not more than 50 units:

  • Energy charges at 540 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs 50 per kW in Urban area
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs 30 per kW in Rural area


For monthly consumption more than 50 units:

  • Energy charges at 600 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs 85 per kW in Urban area
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs 60 per kW in Rural area


For Optional Demand based Tariff (only for contract demand above 10 kW and up to 20 k W):

  • Energy charges at 525 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs. 190 per kW or Rs 152 per KVA of billing demand in Urban area
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs. 120 per kW or Rs 96 per KVA of billing demand in Rural area


For Mandatory demand based tariff for contact demand above 20 kW:

  • Energy charges at 525 paisa per unit
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs. 190 per kW or Rs 152 per KVA of billing demand in Urban area
  • Monthly fixed charges of Rs. 120 per kW or Rs 96 per KVA of billing demand in Rural area


For temporary connection including multipoint at Low tension for Fair/ Mela or other such:

  • Energy charges at 715 Paisa per Unit
  • Rs. 130 per kW of sanctioned/ connected/ recorded load, whichever highest for urban area
  • Rs. 85 per kW of sanctioned/ connected/ recorded load, whichever highest for rural area

Documents required for new connection

Documents for new electricity connection in IndoreMadhya Pradesh Government is dedicated towards the e- governance hence they have launched online application facility for the new consumers.

They are categorized in to Low tension user and High tension user. Both users can apply online following the procedure and document written below:

  1. Proof of ownership of the premise

  2. A map indicating there in the proposed location of the premises and point where electric supply is needed. detailed map should generally be of the scale of one cm representing 1,200 cm for High Tension connections.

  3. Licensee/ No Objection Certificate from legal Bodies, if needed or a declaration by the applicant that proposed connection will not fall under the necessity of NOC under any circumstances.

  4. In proprietary firm case, an affidavit must be submitted declaring Sole Proprietor.

  5. If the firm is partnership then a certified copy of partnership deed is required

  6. In Limited Companies, Memorandum and Articles of Association along with Certificate of Incorporation is required.

  7. Permanent residential address proof of the consumer and Permanent Account Number are to be submitted, if required. Any change in later date regarding this, should be intimated by consumer to Licensee.

  8. Letter of intent for production / enhancement in production for industrial connection is required.

  9. Complete list of equipments proposed to be installed with the expected load required

  10. Resolution is required in the name of  firm for authorization in respect of where connection has to be installed in case of Limited/ Private Ltd firm, and Public company.

  11. Registration certificate copy from Industries Department if applicable

  12. Project report extract, relevant to power and process need to submit in the case of industries.

  13. The relevant section's of the current tariff schedule copy order that provides details of the tariff category opted by the consumer should be submitted. This will be attached with agreement after completion of formalities for connection.

  14. Scanned copy of demand draft amounting Rs. 10000/- in favour of Accounts Officer, MPMKVVCL

  15. Applicant has to give consent of getting the work doe by A class Contractor ( also including the name & address of licensed contractor who will get the wiring done) after depositing 5% supervision charges, if consumer is agreed upon getting his wiring done through "A" class Contractor.

  16. Undertaking from applicant to observe rural regulations and discipline, if the supply is from rural feeder.

  17. If power supply is required for stone crushers, stone polishing and hot mix plant, following information shall also be provided.(E) Documentary evidence from the department concerned to prove ability of taking requisitioned quantity of power supply for at least two years (F) Proof of permanent address.

  18. NOC from pollution control board of MP State Prevention and control of water pollution boards, in whichever applicable.

  19. Registry of land, lease, khasra, or Akas.

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    Aparna from Indore 1254 Days ago

    a very helpful article!! thanks for giving the information about electricity in indore.

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