As much as that might be true for some people, it's not for everyone. You might be working in an IT Company where you're capable of working from home but my family isn't. I don't think charging phones would be the huge cause in the jump in the bill either. I don't own a microwave either, and the TV usage was the same even before the lockdown (we don't turn it on for the whole day). Increased fridge consumptions? Wait people turn off their fridge as they feel like , if i'm sure doing that often would actually cause the fridge to deteriorate faster. and i don't even own an AC either since we are lucky enough to live in a city with good weather and even though we would have relatively high temps (which is nothing like in the north), it would be a complete waste to buy one for only one month and then never use it (that's how i feel)Ka government last increased the tariff in 2019, I keep monitoring the slab rates, fuel adjustment charges in bescom bill.
Because of work from home, we have increased use of laptop/desktops, phones are always charging in house (vs in work or in car), fans running, increased microwave/convection oven usage for snacks. Increased Tv usuage, more water utilization which means pump runs more, water purifer runs more. Hence you will notice increased power bills vs previous summer bill.
Some noob bescom consumers like my neigbours compared the difference in march bill vs may bill. March bill is actually for the month of feb which was relatively cooler, May bill includes usuage of march and april +hotter summer meaning usuage of air con, increased fridge consumptions and reasons above of working from home.
Bescom for the majority adjusted the slabs units correctly.