A day after Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Wednesday, July 31 decreased to fixed charges for domestic consumers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced free electricity for consumers of upto 200 units.
The power tariff has been slashed by the power regulator for those consuming up to 1200 units. According to the Tariff Schedule for FY 2019-20, households having consumption of upto 1200 units and 1kW load will see a reduction of Rs 105 in their monthly electricity bill, similarly those with 2kW will be able to save Rs 210. For range between 2kW and 5kW the rate per kW has been reduced from Rs 140 to Rs 50. For those having power load between 5 kW and 15kW they will get a benefit of Rs 75 per kW.
However, the energy charges remain unaffected for the category of households. For those with consumption higher than 1200 units, the rates per kWh has increased from Rs 7.75 per kWh to Rs 8 per kWh.
“For fifth consecutive year NO electricity tariff hike. On the contrary, for fifth consecutive yr, tariffs reduced. Delhi has lowest electricity tariffs in the country now,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Last year, the fixed charges across all slabs were increased.