Madhya Pradesh: Discoms seek power tariff hike, domestic users to be worst hit


Madhya Pradesh: Discoms seek power tariff hike, domestic users to be worst hit

If the demand of discoms to increase power tariff is accepted by the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC), domestic consumers will have to bear a major portion of the brunt, as the discoms have sought maximum tariff hike for domestic users and have spared few categories of commercial users.

MPERC had sought objections, comments or suggestions from stakeholders over the annual revenue requirement (ARR) and tariff petition filed by the discoms.

These objections have been sought by June 26, said sources. Thereafter the commission will scrutinize them and organize public hearings in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior before deciding the final tariff order, said sources.

In February this year, discoms had shown a revenue shortfall of Rs 550 crore against their projected requirement of around Rs 34,100 crore for this fiscal. Read More

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