Consumer Corner

TARIFF FOR SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY AT LOW TENSION, HIGH TENSION, AND EXTRA HIGH TENSION. The tariff figures indicated in this tariff schedule are the tariff rates payable by the consumers of MGVCL. These tariffs are exclusive of Electricity Duty, tax on sale of electricity, taxes and other charges levied by the Government or other competent authorities from time to time

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Electric Iron, Refrigerator, Washing Machine and Geyser
  • Select iron boxes with automatic temperature cutoff

  • Use appropriate regulator position for ironing

  • Do not put more water on clothes while ironing

  • Do not iron wet clothes

  • Do not open door frequently

  • Set thermostat in medium cooling position

  • Keep adequate space from wall

  • Do not overload the refrigerator

  • Defrost your refrigerator regularly

  • Regularly defrost manual-defrost refrigerators and freezers;

  • frost buildup increases the amount of energy needed to keep the motor running.

  • Leave enough space between your refrigerator and the walls so that air can easily circulate around the refrigerator

  • Don't keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold.

  • Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight

  • Cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered foods release moisture and make the compressor work harder.

  • Do not open the doors of the refrigerators frequently

  • Don't leave the fridge door open for longer than necessary, as cold air will escape.

  • Use smaller cabinets for storing frequently used items

  • Avoid putting hot or warm food straight into the fridge

  • Use the shortest cycle time

  • Always wash only with full loads

  • Use optimal quantity of water

  • Use timer facility to save energy

  • Use the correct amount of detergent

  • Use hot water only for very dirty clothes

  • Always use cold water in the rinse cycle

  • Prefer natural drying over electric dryers

  • Switch off when not required

  • Reduce thermostat setting from 600 to 500 c

  • Use Solar Water Heater a good replacement for a electric water heater

Lighting and Fans
  • Switch off lights and fans when not required

  • Replace bulbs with tube lights & CFL(Compact Flourescent Lamps)

  • Utilize natural light

  • Use electronic chokes & regulators

  • Optimise use of lights in malls, multiplexes & hotels

  • Turn off the lights when not in use

  • Take advantage of daylight by using light-colored, loose-weave curtains on your windows to allow daylight to penetrate the room.

  • De-dust lighting fixtures to maintain illumination

  • Use task lighting; instead of brightly lighting an entire room, focus the light where you need it

  • Compact fluorescent bulbs are four times more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs and provide the same lighting

  • Use electronic chokes in place of conventional copper chokes

  • Replace conventional regulators with electronic regulators for ceiling fans

  • Install exhaust fans at a higher elevation than ceiling fans

Kitchen Appliances
  • Geyser

    • Switch off when not required

    • Reduce thermostat setting from 600 to 500 c

    • Use Solar Water Heater a good replacement for a electric water heater

  • Mixers

    • Avoid dry grinding in your food processors ( mixers and grinders) as it takes longer time than liquid grinding

  • Microwaves ovens

    • Consumes 50 % less energy than conventional electric / gas stoves

    • Do not bake large food items

    • Unless you're baking breads or pastries, you may not even need to preheat

    • Don't open the oven door too often to check food condition as each opening leads to a temperature drop of 25C

  • Electric stove

    • Turn off electric stoves several minutes before the specified cooking time

    • Use flat-bottomed pans that make full contact with the cooking coil

Air Conditioning
  • Ensure proper sealing of doors and windows

  • Set thermostat at 250 c for optimum cooling

  • Clean AC filter every month

  • Use film/tinted glass on windows

  • Prefer air conditioners having automatic temperature cut off

  • Keep regulators at low cool position

  • Operate the ceiling fan in conjunction with your window air conditioner to spread the cooled air more effectively.

  • Seal the doors and windows properly

  • Leave enough space between your air conditioner and the walls to allow better air circulation

  • A roof garden can reduce the load on Air Conditioner

  • Use windows with sun films/curtains

  • Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer. The lower will be energy consumption.

  • Don't set your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner.

  • Don't place lamps or TV sets near your air-conditioning thermostat.

  • Plant trees or shrubs to shade air-conditioning units but not to block the airflow.