The DERC will carefully study stakeholder submissions during its public hearings and consider revising electricity tariffs for 2022-23, which may be issued in June, said Justice (retd) Shabihul Hasnain, power regulator in the national capital. Friday.
During the two-day public hearing, which began on Thursday, stakeholders, such as the Residents’ Association, raised various issues, including the burden on electricity consumers due to the current rates of fixed charges and pension trust surcharges.
“We will process feedback from stakeholders and analyze it closely so that it can be considered in our tariff order issued in June,” Hasnain told PTI.
A number of consumer representatives have offered insightful submissions which will be studied by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) and various aspects of the tariff including specific charges will be considered, he said.
Residents ‘associations on Thursday raised issues with customers’ understanding of charges and the Pension Trust Fund.
The public hearing was conducted by DERC on the petition filed by the power generation and distribution companies for revision of tariff for 2022-23.
AK Ambashat, chairman of the DERC and a member of the commission, was present at the public hearing on COVID-19.
Residents’ associations suggested that consumers be relieved of the burden of specific usage-based charges and the pension trust surcharge they carry.
In their petition filed with the DERC, Delhi Discs sought to recover the appropriate cost reflecting rate and regulatory asset deadline.
Applications uploaded on the DERC website show that revenue of Rs 9,187 crore was required for BRPL, Rs 4,409 crore for BYPL and Rs 7,001 crore for TPDDL in 2020-21.
The individual income gap of the three disks is calculated to be around Rs 2,968 crore.
While the Arvind Kejriwal government provided a full subsidy of up to Rs 800 for the use of 200 units and 201-400 units, the power tariff in Delhi has not increased in the last six to seven years.
The government has also announced that it will allow financially able customers to opt out of the subsidy scheme from October 1.