Delhi: Electricity tariffs slashed across all consumer categories, with increase in fixed charges

In a big relief to consumers, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Wednesday announced a sweeping restructuring of power tariff, reducing prices of electricity across all consumer categories. The revision, under which the fixed charge component of bills were raised while energy charges were slashed, will benefit those who consume more than 400 units per month. In Delhi, those who consume between 0-400 units are given a subsidy of 50 per cent on energy charges.

As per the revised energy charges applicable for the year 2018-19, those consuming between 0-200 units will be charged Rs 3 per unit, which is a reduction of Rs 1 from prevailing charges. Those consuming 201-400, 401-800, 801-1200 units will be paying Rs 4.5, Rs 6.5, Rs 7 respectively. The current charges for these categories are Rs 5.95, Rs 7.30, and Rs 8.10 respectively.


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