I have got a bill of approx 14000 Units (50000 INR) for a month on 2kW connection. As per my analysis and understanding, it can't be more than 2 * 24 HRs * 30 Days = 1440. I think electricity meter is faulty and it has jumped 14000 Units in a month.

Demand shown in electricity meter is 0. As per my understanding If these much of units gets produced then demand will be near 10.

I have also asked the concerned department they were saying it is possible (but didn't make it clear) and electricity meter is working fine.

Am I missing something ? Plz help me understanding this .

Demand : The maximum demand value is the average from the instantaneous power (in kW or kVA) during a defined time interval, usually every 15 minutes (this time interval will depend on each country).

  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ (1) A 2 kW (note lower case k for kilo, not K for kelvin) seems very low. In Ireland the standard connection is 14.5 kW (63 A). Your calculation is correct. Check your previous bills. Were the meters read or estimated? (2) What do you mean by "Demand shown in electricity meter is 0"? And "10"? Please update your question. \$\endgroup\$ – Transistor Mar 4 '18 at 9:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Had a look around. From the currency mentioned, OP is in India. I found references around the internet indicate that the "sanctioned load" is indeed 2kW for residential connections. "Sanctioned" would be more along the lines of "allowed" rather than "rated." You can draw more power, but will apparently be charged a higher rate for your power if you go above 2kW. \$\endgroup\$ – JRE Mar 4 '18 at 10:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Transistor thanks for answering. Updated the question its kW and also defined demand. \$\endgroup\$ – Lovin Mar 4 '18 at 10:50
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ My comment wasn't meant to explain your problem. It was simply additional information about your situation. A 2kW limit is unusual in other parts of the world, so I added some background information. \$\endgroup\$ – JRE Mar 4 '18 at 11:32
  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ Check previous electricity bills. (In the UK at least, may not apply to India) it is fairly normal for several bills to be based on estimates of electricity usage (to save the cost of sending someone to read the meter). If those estimates are wrong, there may be a substantial correction when the meter is finally read for real (hopefully after less than a year). \$\endgroup\$ – Brian Drummond Mar 4 '18 at 15:48

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.