Power companies hike electricity rates in Delhi; Check revised rates here

Power companies hike electricity rates in Delhi; Check revised rates here

Electricity tariffs have been hiked in areas of Delhi served by BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL).

Power companies hike electricity rates in Delhi;  Check revised rates here
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Delhi Electricity Tariff: Power companies have hiked electricity rates in Delhi, impacting middle-class households and small businesses in the national capital, who have been hit by the ever-increasing rate hike since May 1 this year.

According to reports, rates have been hiked in areas served by BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), while Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited is yet to increase its prices.

BRPL, which serves south and west Delhi, has hiked electricity rates by 8.75 percent, while areas in east and central Delhi, which are served by BYPL, have seen a slightly lower hike of 6.15 percent, the data showed.

The increased rates will be applicable for a period of three months. May-July 2024, after which the new tariffs will be reviewed by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) and may be adjusted based on prevailing conditions.

Power purchase adjustment cost (PPAC), an adjustment made by power distribution companies to offset the cost of purchasing power from power generation companies, is attributed to the increase in power prices.

The total PPAC, which varies for different electricity distribution companies serving Delhi, inevitably increases or decreases electricity bills of consumers as the cost of purchasing electricity is always passed on to them.

As per the available data, the PPAC of Delhi's electricity distribution companies for the period May-July 2024 is given below;

  • NDMC: 38 percent
  • TPDDL: 37.88 percent
  • BYPL: 37.75 percent
  • BRPL: 35.83 percent

Total PPAC includes past due and additional ongoing PPAC, NDMC and TPDDL each adding 8.75%, BYPL 6.15% and BRPL 8.75% to their existing rates.

The hike in electricity rates comes amid a sweltering summer that saw record heat waves in the national capital, leading to huge power bills due to constant use of air-conditioning and other power-guzzling cooling equipment.




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