“According to experts, 327 of Tata Power Delhi distribution Limited’s (TPDDL) transformers are showing negative loss which means they have billed consumers more than what they have supplied,” he added.
The NGO has demanded that power tariff be not raised in the city and also suggested unbundling of the present power distribution companies to bring in players to break their monopoly.
However, TPDDL denied the allegations. In a statement, it said the issue raised by Chetna is totally baseless since energy used by a consumer is measured by the meter installed at the premises to control the consumer’s installation.
Monthly electricity bills are prepared based on the energy consumption recorded by such meters.
If at all a transformer is overloaded, then that transformer may eventually become faulty. A transformer can develop faults for various other reasons as well.
Faults and defects on a transformer may result in temporary interruption of electricity supply to the consumer.
Under no circumstances can a faulty transformer inflate or artificially affect the electricity consumed by a consumer or the resultant bill.