Tata Power’s distribution arm bats for tariff revision in Mumbai
Tata Power’s distribution arm with a consumer base of 3.30 lakh in Mumbai has approached the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to increase its present average tariff of Rs 5.97 per unit to Rs 6.75 per unit for 2013-14, Rs 7.39 per unit for 2014-15 and Rs 8.05 per unit for 2015-16 at a rate of 10.46% annually (CAGR). However, despite the proposed rise in tariff the company in its filing has said there would remain a closing gap/surplus of Rs 971.21 crore.
Apart from Tata Power, other distribution utilities in Greater Mumbai include Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra), BrihanMumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) and MahaVitaran. BEST, RInfra and MahaViataran are soon expected to approach MERC for tariff revision. RInfra’s average tariff is Rs 6.70 per unit while it is Rs 8 per unit for BEST and Rs 6.50 per unit for MahaVitaran.