I am in the process of obtaining a temporary BESCOM connection for the purpose of construction of a (Stilt+Ground+1) house. I do NOT have a borewell so the power would mainly be used for a sump motor and the construction equipment (wire cutter, tile cutter, welding, etc.). To avoid hassles with BESCOM inspections I have decided to go for a 3 KV connection. Also to reduce the frequency of hassles with renewel I was thinking of going with a 56-day option.
In this regard below are the prices quoted by one of the electrician (for 3KV):
Initial Security Deposit = 9000
Meter Security Deposit = 1200
Meter Box + Wire + Installation + Misc = 6000
Total = 16200
Monthly bill expected = ~2200
Initial Security Deposit = 9000 * 2 = 18000 (double)
Meter Security Deposit = 1200 (same)
Meter Box + Wire + Installation + Misc = 6000 (same)
Total = 25200
Bi-Monthly (58 days) bill expected = ~4200
Couple of questions I had:
- Is 3 KV fine for my requirement?
- Do the setup rates shown above look reasonable?
- Does it make sense to go for 56 day renewal to reduce hassle (and cost) of renewing every 28 days?
- Is the recurring bill amount shown above correct? It seems a bit too high to me.
- I was told that eventually when we move to a permanent connection BESCOM does not adjust/refund the deposits but instead gives a discount on the monthly bill? Is this correct? Why can't they just adjust it against the deposits for the permanent connection?
Thanks in advance!