Power in Delhi to cost more from November

NEW DELHI: Five months after Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission announced a 7.5% increase in electricity tariffs, it’s time for residents to pay more for power from next month.

Discoms BSES Yamuna, BSES Rajdhani and Tata Power Delhi have submitted their petitions to the regulator for surcharge by way of power purchase adjustment charges (PPAC).

The difference will reflect in the consumers’ bills from November 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015. BYPL has sought an increase of 17.1%, BRPL has asked for 7.26% more and Tata Power Delhi has petitioned for up to 7% hike due to fuel costs.

The petitions submitted by the discoms will be scrutinized by the commission, which will then decide on how much surcharge to allow, by the month-end. PPAC, a surcharge given to compensate the discoms for variations in the market-driven fuel costs, was halted by DERC during tariff announcement in July this year. The commission had said it was a temporary measure. While revising the power tariffs, DERC had withdrawn PPAC of around 8% till October. The PPAC surcharge is for the costs incurred by discoms from July to September 2014.

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