Power tariff hiked in Delhi
Amid threats for huge power cuts in the city, people in Delhi will need to pay more for their power, as the national capital's power distribution companies on Friday hiked their surcharge that will come to effect from Saturday.
In a statement, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) said the BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) hiked its tariff by 6 percent , the BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) by 8 percent and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) increased it by seven percent.
Announcing the hike, DERC said: 'On the basis of scrutiny of documents submitted bu the Discoms and also considering the fact that power from some of the stations have been regulated in case of BYPL and 'Nil' generation from Bawana and RPH plant during the few months pertaining to the period, the Commission approves the following Power Purchase Cost Adjustment Surcharge on a provisional basis for the period 01.02.2014 40 30.04. 2014 or till further order whichever is earlier.'
The Delhi government has condemned the move.
Discom BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) had earlier said it would be forced to do daily power cuts for up to 10 hours from February as it does not have funds to pay public sector generation units for power supplies.
Opposing BYPL's warning, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the power companies were 'trying to blackmail' them.
(Posted on 01-02-2014)