Delhi Discoms Pitch For Tariff Hike, Say Revenue Gap ‘huge’

Delhi Discoms Pitch For Tariff Hike, Say Revenue Gap ‘huge’

After the Delhi electricity regulator failed to hike energy charges for the third year in sucession, distribution companies (discoms) in the national capital on Friday strongly pitched for tariff revision, saying most other Indian states have raised power rates in the last few years.

As part of its periodic tariff revision, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Thursday kept usage charges for consumers unchanged but allowed a hike in the “fixed charge” component of the power tariff — between Rs 5 and Rs 75.

As per DERC’s order, while the “fixed charge” will go up for users with sanctioned load between 3kw and 5kw, there is no change in the “energy charge”, or electricity rates, for all categories.

An industry source here pointed out that while states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Uttarakhand had raised tariffs by 10-20 per cent, Delhi has effected no hikes since 2014. Read More…




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