Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. (TPDDL) has expressed disappointment over the new power tariffs announced for Delhi. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has announced electricity tariff in Delhi for 2020-21 and has not made any change in the rates.
According to a media report, a spokesperson of TPDDL said on Saturday that financial pressure on power distribution companies would increase significantly due to no increase in the current electricity rates.
This will affect Discom’s 24-hour power supply capacity in Delhi. The DERC announced the new tariff rates on Friday saying that the rate hike was not considered in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Because of the Kovid-19 pandemic, the DERC has decided to maintain the power rates at the current level,” a TPDDL spokesperson said.
This tariff order will significantly increase the financial challenges and this will affect the distribution companies’ ability to supply power round the clock.
TPDDL supplies electricity to about 18 lakh consumers in North and North-West Delhi. BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd. (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd. (BYPL) supplies electricity to the remaining 43 lakh consumers in the city.