Power tariff hiked by 1.5% in Delhi
New Delhi: Despite strong protest by BJP and Aam Admi Party against rising power tariff, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Friday hiked the rates by 1.5 percent to adjust the power purchase cost of the distribution companies.
The DERC has fixed 4.5 percent fuel surcharge for BSES Yamuna Power Ltd and BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd while for Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd the surchgarge will be 3 percent.
The hike in tariff will be 1.5 percent for consumers of all the three distribution companies as the surcharge for BYPL and BRPL was 3 percent in the previous quarter while it was 1.5 percent for TPDDL.
"The surcharge for BRPL and BYPL consumers have been increased from 3 percent to 4.5 percent. So the hike for them is 1.5 percent. For TPDDL consumers it has been increased to 3 percent from 1.5 percent," DERC Secretary Jayashree Raghuraman told PTI.
The hike will come into restropective effect from May 1.
In their petition, the BYPL had sought a hike of 9.13 percent while BRPL sought an increase of 9.2 percent to adjust the rise in power purchase cost.
The TPDDL had sought a hike of 1.71 percent.
Raghuraman said the hike will be applicable on energy charges and fixed charges.
Delhi BJP and Aam Admi Party have been targeting the Delhi Government for rising power tariff.