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DERC approved power tariff hike in national capital, Delhi

Jul 18, 2014 13:08 IST

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC)Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on 17 July 2014 approved the power tariff hike in the national capital. The revision of the tariff came into effect from the date of announcement.

The tariff was revised to improve the revenues of the power distribution companies operational in national capital, Delhi. The tariff rates will increase for consumers of Anil Ambani-promoted BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited, BSES Yamuna Power Limited, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited by 8.32 percent. It has also increased the tariff rates for consumers of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area by 9.52 percent.

Besides, DERC introduced new slabs for high-end domestic consumers of 800-1200 units, and above 1200 units to safeguard the smaller consumers from the burden of expensive power

The commission also implemented incentive-disincentive mechanism to promote higher realisation on account of sale of surplus power.
The tariff has been hiked by 10 paisa per unit up to 200 units, 15 paisa per unit in the slab of 201 to 400, 50 paisa per unit for 400 to 800 slab, 1.10 paisa per unit for slab of 801 to 1200 units and 1.75 paisa per unit for consumption above 1201 units.

Revision of the tariff

Consumption of Unit Previous Rates in Rupees Revised Rates in Rupees
0-200 3.90 4.00
201-400 5.80 5.95
401-800 6.80 7.30
801-1200 7.00 8.10
1200 and above - 8.75
DERC Chairman - P D Sudhakar

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