Delhi discoms demand 20 percent hike in power tariff

 The power tariff in the national capital may see a steep rise of up to 20 percent if Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) accepts a demand of the three private power distribution companies which have strongly sought the hike citing severe fund crunch.

Shutdown over power tariff hike hits Odisha

The Bidyut Upabhokta Mahasangh (Power Consumers' Federation) held a 12-hour shutdown across the state, demanding rollback of power tariff hike announced by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC).

Protests continue in Odisha over power tariff hike

Intensifying their protest against the power tariff hike in the state, the Odisha unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday staged a dharna (sit-in) in front of Raj Bhavan here.

Political parties oppose hike in power tariff in Tamil Nadu

Political parties in Tamil Nadu Friday opposed the latest power tariff hike effected by the AIADMK government and demanded rollback of the 15 per cent across-the-board revision.

BJP, AAP, Congress vie to take credit for rollback of tariff hike

The BJP, AAP and Congress welcomed the electricity tariff roll back by the DERC even as each claimed credit for the move as they prepare for the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls.

DERC withdraws power tariff hike orders

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission on Friday decided to withdraw the power tariff hike of up to seven per cent, which it had announced last night.

DERC to review fuel surcharge, tariff may go up in November

Power tariff in the city may go up next month as Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is all set to levy a fuel surcharge to help the private distribution companies adjust their power purchase cost.

Delhi Congress warns against any hike in power tariff

Congress on Friday warned against any possible hike in power tariff, saying it will launch a massive agitation if the rates are increased by power regulator DERC, coming under pressure from private power distribution companies.

Storm leads to massive power outages in Delhi

The national capital reeled under massive outages as all major power lines and electricity generating stations were damaged by a powerful thunder storm that hit the city and its neighbourhood on Friday evening.

No electricity tariff hike for Delhiites till July

With the power regulatory body refusing to increase the power-purchase cost adjustment charges as demanded by the discoms, Delhiites can breathe a sigh of
relief till July.

Power tariff change to be announced only after poll: EC

No changes in power tariff should be announced till the completion of polling in a particular state, the Election Commission ruled on Saturday.

DERC seeks EC nod for initiating process for power tariff hike

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has sought permission from Delhi Electoral Office to initiate process of power tariff hike, citing it needs at least 30 days from date of public notice.

BJP begins `Bijli Andolan` against power tariff hike in Delhi

Slamming the decision of Delhi`s power regulator to increase power tariff by up to 8 per cent, BJP on Saturday launched a `bijli agitation`, demanding immediate roll back of the hike.

BJP demands roll-back of power tariff hike

Criticising the Delhi government for its failure to check the power tariff hike, the BJP Saturday protested in the national capital and demanded an immediate roll-back.

CAG audit will tell where the money went: Kejriwal on power tariff hike

Reacting to the hike in power rates, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Comptroller and Auditor General`s report on discoms would ascertain the lack of funds as stated by power distribution companies.

BJP opposes DERC move to initiate process to hike power tariff

Opposing the move by Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to hike power tariff, BJP on Friday said the regulator is working in a doubtful manner.

BJP kick starts Delhi poll campaign, blasts Sheila govt

BJP kick-started its campaign in Delhi for assembly polls by launching a major offensive against the Sheila Dikshit government and announced lowering of power tariff by 30%, if voted to power.

BJP rally against power tariff hike on August 11

Slamming Delhi government and power regulator DERC for hike in power tariff, Delhi BJP on Saturday announced an agitation against the "anti-people" decision.

Power tariff hike: Protests held across Uttar Pradesh

Opposition parties today staged dharnas against the power tariff hike in different parts of Uttar Pradesh, and submitted memorandums to the Governor demanding its immediate roll back.

BJP, AAP protest power tariff hike move in DERC public hearing

The public hearing organised by DERC to consider hike in power tariff witnessed strong protest by BJP and Aam Admi Party which slammed it for considering another increase in electricity rates.