Consumers under the General Purpose category are mostly consumers owning shops and other commercial activities. This category also includes consumers with resident and a shop or office in the same premises. As per the prevalent Electricity laws and Regulations formulated by OERC in Odisha, the following rules govern domestic categorisation of a consumer:
- Your connected load should be above 1 KW.
- If you avail power for premises like shops, small offices, cafes, etc used for commercial purposes.
- If you avail power to your residential premises with non-domestic purposes like offices, consulting chambers, etc. and the non- domestic load is more than 20% of the total connected load, then you will be categorized as general purpose consumer.
- The decision of our Engineer in assessing Connected Load being used for Household Activities and Revenue earning activities will be binding and final.