Power distribution companies affiliated with the state-run Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) have proposed to not raise power tariffs for the year 2019-20. The four state discoms supply electricity to most parts of Gujarat, except Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Surat.
These discoms — Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (UGVCL), Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Ltd (MGVCL), Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company (DGVCL) and Paschim Gujarat Vij Company (PGVCL) — have already filed petitions with Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Authority (GERC) to determine tariffs for 2019-20.
“In a relief to their consumers, these discoms have decided to keep power tariffs unchanged. This is the second consecutive year distribution companies have proposed not to revise basic power tariffs,” a source said.
According to the tariff petitions, the consolidated revenue gap for all four discoms is Rs 1,677 crore, of which Rs 1,665 crore is due to less receipts of subsidy for the fiscal 2017-18 from the Gujarat government. Read more
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