Despite strong protest by BJP and Aam Admi Party against rising power tariff, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission on Friday hiked the rates by 1.5% to adjust the power purchase cost of the distribution companies.
The DERC has fixed 4.5% fuel surcharge for BSES Yamuna Power Ltd and BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd while for Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd the surchgarge will be 3%.
The hike in tariff will be 1.5% for consumers of all the three distribution companies as the surcharge for BYPL and BRPL was 3% in the previous quarter while it was 1.5% for TPDDL.
"The surcharge for BRPL and BYPL consumers have been increased from 3% to 4.5%. So the hike for them is 1.5%. For TPDDL consumers it has been increased to 3% from 1.5%," DERC secretary Jayashree Raghuraman said.
The hike will come into restropective effect from May 1.
In their petition, the BYPL had sought a hike of 9.13% while BRPL sought an increase of 9.2% to adjust the rise in power purchase cost.
The TPDDL had sought a hike of 1.71%.
Raghuraman said the hike will be applicable on energy charges and fixed charges.
Delhi BJP and Aam Admi Party have been targeting the Delhi Government for rising power tariff.