DERC issues third amendment in Supply Code 2017, power consumers to be paid enhanced compensation


DERC issues third amendment in Supply Code 2017, power consumers to be paid enhanced compensation

Power consumers in the national capital will now be paid enhanced compensation from their discoms in case of outages as the DERC has issued the revised Supply Code 2017 notifying Delhi government’s policy for compensation in case of electricity supply interruptions.

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Tuesday issued the third amendment in Supply Code 2017 notifying the compensation policy in-line with the directions issued by Delhi government under Section 108 of the Electricity Act 2003, said a Delhi government statement.

Previously, the consumers were paid at the rate of Rs 10 per KW per hour, maximum up to Rs 200, in case of different categories of interruptions in power supply.

According to the new regulation, the power consumers will be paid Rs 50 per hour for first two hours of unscheduled cut followed thereafter by Rs 100 per hour, it said. Read More

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