Electricity Rates Revised 2014: Reliance Energy Cheaper than Tata Power!

Updated on November 30, 20182 mins read

Here is some good news for all Reliance Energy customers! With effect from 1st April 2014, Reliance Energy has reduced its tariffs for all commercial and residential consumers (above 409 units). An increase across residential and commercial rates of Tata Power has also been observed in the revised electricity rates.

This means that from April 2014, Reliance Energy is cheaper than Tata Power, until any further changes in tariffs.  

Let’s see a detailed comparison between the two for a better understanding:

Revision in Residential Tariffs:

The table given below provides a comparison between old and electricity new rates of both power providers. An overall reduction in Tata Power’s tariffs and an increase in Reliance Energy’s tariffs can be seen in the revised electricity rates.

revised electricity rates

However, 409 (residential) units onward, Reliance Energy becomes cheaper than Tata Power, as opposed to old electricity rates.

residential tariffs increase

 But since there isn’t a substantial difference between the rates of the two, switching to Reliance Energy will benefit only those with a very high electricity consumption.

Let’s take the example of Mr. Agarwal. A customer of Tata Power, he has an average consumption of 600 units a month. He found that he could save as much as Rs. 900 every month by switching to Reliance Energy! 

Power provider comparison

Revised Commercial Tariffs:

Moving on to commercial tariffs, though Reliance Energy continues to be cheaper, the difference between tariffs of the two have increased substantially. As visible in the tables below, Reliance Energy has made no changes in tariffs, while Tata Power has made a substantial increase in rates across all brackets. This means more savings for commercial consumers on switching to Reliance Energy, than before! Given below is a comparison between Reliance and Tata’s new and old electricity rates at 20Kw for commercial consumers. Here we see that Tata Power has increased its tariffs by almost 10%;

power provider comparison commercial

This table shows a comparison between Reliance and Tata’s new and old rates at 20kw to 50kw. We see a substantial increase by almost 15% in Tata Power’s rates;

power provider commercial comparison

This table shows a comparison between the new and old rates of Reliance and Tata at 50kw for commercial users. Here too Tata Power has increase tariffs by almost 20%!

power provider commercial comparison

To understand the new rate’s impact better, let’s take the example of Mr. Jain, who owns a factory in Vasai. He is a Tata Power customer and has a consumption of 3000 units at 20 to 50Kw per month. He found that he could save Rs. 12,700 every month by switching to Reliance Energy! Power provider comparison  Commercial

Is there a risk involved in switching to Reliance Energy from Tata Power?

Technically speaking, there is no risk in switching from either power provider to another. If your switching charges can be recovered within 2 to 3 months of switching, then switching will be beneficial for you. So switch today and reduce your electricity bills by 25%!

We have received great response for all our switching services - Home Loan, Mobile and Electricity. At the time being we would like to focus on Home Loan and MNP. Hence electricity switching service has been discontinued.



Tarini comes with a degree in Mass Communication and Media studies. She joined SwitchME as a content writer and moved on to being an assistant product manager. Tarini is an experienced Content Strategist with a background in Product development and management. She is skilled in SEO, social media strategy and online content marketing and likes to travel when possible

Have a question? Post it here and we will get back to you within 1 working day.

  1. Rakahita
    Jan 27 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Hi sorry to disturb u actually my problem is regarding the name transfer of electricity we have purchased house but not transferred the name and we are paying bills since 19 years but we are unable to contact that person we have all other proof ration card voter id so what is the process to change the name Pl do reply

    • Tarini
      Jan 28 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Hey Rakshita

      That’s not a problem at all! We are always happy to help 🙂 Regarding your query, to transfer the name on the electricity bill, you will need to get an NOC from the person on who’s name the bill currently is generated on. Without this, you will not be able to get the request processed. If the person is deceased, then you can attach a copy of the death certificate. I hope you get in touch with him soon, all the best!

    • rakshita
      Jan 29 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Actually we are not at in contact with him or his family so what to do now is there any other way of doing it Pl help me thanks a lot

    • Tarini
      Feb 08 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Hey Rakshita

      Unfortunately, there is no other way of transferring the name on the electricity connection. Its mandatory to get either an NOC from the current holder or produce a death certificate of the person, to initiate the transfer 🙁

    • Rakshita
      Feb 10 2016 at 5:13 pm

      Hi tarini once again sorry to trouble u extremely sorry actually we done have land lord as our locality is declared as slum so what is the possible way of transferring the name
      Please help me out. Thank you
      Once again sorry

    • Tarini
      Feb 11 2016 at 11:54 am

      Hey Rakshita

      I am extremely sorry, but we will not be able to help you out in any way here. There is no other way to get the name transferred 🙁

  2. Saoji Arunkumar.
    Nov 07 2015 at 10:44 pm

    My electrical consumption last month was 758 units (Residential at Andheri west).. TATA Power billing was Rs.8,989=00. Would it be advantageous for me to shift to Reliance Energy?

    • Tarini
      Nov 09 2015 at 2:38 pm

      Hey Saoji Arunkumar

      We regret to inform you that we have permanently discontinued our Electricity connection switching services, we will not be able to help you out in this regard :/

  3. Tapati
    Jul 31 2015 at 2:52 pm

    When Tata power switching service from reliance to tata is likely to open for switch over

    • Tarini
      Aug 03 2015 at 11:56 am

      Hey Tapati

      We have decided to suspend our Electricity Switching Services indefinitely. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

  4. Gopal
    Jul 29 2015 at 8:01 pm


    I want to know if my unit consumption size is between 140 to 150 units then what will be my monthly bill in Tata

    • Tarini
      Aug 03 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Hey Gopal

      Unfortunately we will not be able to help you out in this regard as we have shut down our Electricity Switching Services. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

  5. Dilip Joshi
    Jul 20 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Hi, I am a Chairman of a Society at Borivali… Our society metres have consumption of an average 500 units per month…. Is it advisable to go for Tata or stick to reliance…

    • Tarini
      Jul 23 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Mr. Joshi

      We will be unable to guide you in this regard as we have discontinued our Electricity Connection Switching Service. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

  6. Amit
    Jun 30 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I would like clarification on regulatory asset charges,wheeling charge and Fuel adjustment Charges components in my electricity bill.

    Kindly provide us details in writen document.

    Amit Panchal

    • Tarini
      Jul 01 2015 at 12:19 pm

      Hey Amit

      Here’s a clarification on all the terms related to your electricity bill:
      1. regulatory asset charges: Regulatory Asset Charges is the Charge for past recoveries of the Distribution Utility which
      could not be recovered since, the approved Tariff was not sufficient to recover the costs incurred.
      2. wheeling charges: “Wheeling” refers to the transfer of electrical power through transmission and distribution lines from one utility’s service area to another’s. Wheeling can occur between two adjacent utilities, or between utilities in different states.
      3. fuel adjustment charges: FAC (Fuel Adjustment Charge) is the amount that utilities apply on bills based on varying price of fuel or Coal. The price of coal or fuel changes every month based on demand and supply of coal and thus cost of producing electricity changes accordingly.

      I hope this helps 🙂

  7. ajit
    Apr 16 2015 at 7:59 am


    My electricity useage on an average is around 300 units per month. I would like to know approx how much will i save by switching over to Tata Power with the new tariffs applicable fron 1st April 2015.

    • Priyanka
      Apr 20 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Ajit,

      We have shut our electricity plan switching services. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • Shrenik
      Jun 03 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Hey my average usage is 350-400 units per month. and i m using reliance energy. Can you please suggest shoud i continue with reliance or switch to Tata

    • Tarini
      Jun 10 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Hey Shrenik

      Sorry to inform you that we have shut down our electricity switching services, so we won’t be able to guide you through. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  8. sohaib
    Apr 12 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I am looking to change from Reliance energy to Tata power
    Is there any security deposit do I need to pay?

    • Ashwini Menon
      Ashwini Menon
      Apr 13 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Hi Sohaib,

      You will have to pay a deposit. The amount depends on the consumption. You will have to pay this when you approach Tata Power with your application.

  9. bipin v shirsath
    Mar 31 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Hi could u send me the detail chart fr difference between reliance n tata power

    • Tarini
      Jun 10 2015 at 5:17 pm

      Hey Bipin

      We regret to inform you that we have shut down our electricity switching service, so we will not be able to provide you with a comparison chart. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to you.

  10. Gururaj
    Mar 02 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Can your customer relations manager contact me. I would like clarification on regulatory asset charges and wheeling charge components in my electricity bill. 9322273919

    • Tarini
      Mar 03 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Hey Gururaj

      Our Customer Relationship Manager will get in touch with you shortly.

  11. Yogesh Chande
    Dec 19 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Waiting for a call since one month. Is the company still operating? Abhishek was supposed to call me since forever.

    • Tarini
      Dec 19 2014 at 6:53 pm

      Hi Yogesh
      As per your last telephonic conversation with Abhishek, dated 19.12.14, time 5:42 pm our operatives are on their way to pick up necessary documents from your specified location to complete the transfer process. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to you.

  12. Subodh Dahima
    Dec 18 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I am staying in a residential complex on a rental basis. I am using AC and would like to know the per unit cost as my landlord has installed a separate meter for AC and demanding Rs 12/- per unit. Await your response.

    • Tarini
      Dec 19 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Hi Subodh Dahima

      We will not be able to assist you with the per unit cost of an AC as that depends on the brand, type and how old it is. If the landlord has a separate meter for the AC then you can ask for access to it and pay the bill accordingly, instead of paying per unit.

    • Sandeep
      Jan 16 2015 at 4:01 am

      Assuming that your consumption is higher than 500 unit , then every additional unit will cost you Rs. 12.17 in Reliance, Rs. 14.7 in Tata (on Reliance Wire) and Rs. 10.6 in Tata (on Tata Wire). but consuming 500 Units is very rare unless you have multiple ACs. Electricity is much cheaper for lower consumption.

  13. sunil
    Jul 23 2014 at 5:37 pm

    So this means that we should switch back to reliance energy !!!

    • Tarini
      Jul 23 2014 at 6:10 pm

      If you consume more than 300 units of electricity, then yes! You should.

    • nasir
      Oct 22 2014 at 1:30 pm

      only to those whose consumption is more than 409 kwh

  14. Mr. Pramod Soni
    Jun 13 2014 at 6:45 pm

    What is the procedure for electricity portability from tata power to reliance energy. We have 5 connections. Will you please send your authorize representative ?

    • Tarini
      Jun 13 2014 at 7:22 pm

      Hi Mr. Promod Soni
      Kindly sign up at http://switchme.in/switch-electricity or inbox us your phone number at opsATswitchme.in, so that our Customer Relations Manager can get in touch with you. He will explain the process to you in detail, and set up a subsequent appointment for visit.

  15. Final Tariff for Tata Power & Reliance Energy – A comparison | SwitchMe Blog
    Apr 08 2014 at 7:02 pm

    […] Update: For new electricity rates 2014 refer to: Electricity Rates Revised: Reliance Energy Cheaper than Tata Power! […]