Delhi announces new power tariff without an increase in rates

Energy regulator DERC Thursday introduced new tariff for Delhi with none improve in charges, saying it didn’t see any ‘good causes’ to take action.
Nonetheless, the ability invoice for customers might improve marginally from October 1 because the Delhi Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (DERC) has raised the pension surcharge from 5 per cent to 7 per cent.

“After contemplating all of the related elements, the Fee has come to the conclusion that there aren’t any good causes to make any improve within the present tariff construction,’ the DERC stated in a press release.
Final fiscal additionally (2020-21) additionally, the DERC didn’t hike electrical energy charges citing the Covid pandemic.
Within the new energy tariff order, the DERC has inspired inexperienced energy by offering waiver of Service Line cum Growth (SLD) and Community Augmentation costs for all renewable power tasks to builders underneath the Digital & Group Web Metering mode.
As a way to promote pollution-free transportation and clear surroundings, the fee has determined to proceed with the present subsidised tariff charges for e autos.
It has additionally stored the levy of Regulatory Asset Surcharge of 8 % unchanged in 2021-22. The surcharge is levied on the customers of energy discoms in Delhi.
The ability tariff in Delhi has not witnessed any main improve for the reason that Aam Aadmi Celebration got here to energy in 2015. Ruling social gathering leaders declare the electrical energy charges within the metropolis are “most cost-effective” within the nation.
Delhi’s energy discoms — BRPL, BYPL and TPDDL — of their petitions to the DERC earlier than the tariff revision had demanded a hike, citing losses because of Covid-19.