NEW DELHI: Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) is all set to announce adjustments in the power tariff structure this week in order to reduce monthly bills of consumers by around 18 per cent.
Last month, DERC proposed to revert to earlier slabs for calculating power tariffs was abolished while effecting a 26 per cent increase in tariff for domestic consumers in June.
DERC chief PD Sudhakar said, “We want to complete the process to make the adjustments as soon as possible.”
The abolition of the 201-400 units slab and introduction of 0-400 units slab had resulted in significant increase in electricity bills of majority of consumers whose consumption was below 400 units.
A domestic consumer is charged Rs 3.70 per unit if his consumption does not exceed 200 units but if it goes above 200 units and not beyond 400 units then Rs 4.80 per unit is charged as per the new slab of 0-400 units.
As per earlier slabs, consumers were charged Rs 3 for first 200 units and then Rs 4.80 for consumption between 201 units and 400 units.
“The power bills of consumers whose monthly consumption does not exceed 250 units will come down by 15 to 18 per cent if we scrap the 0-400 units slab and restore the original slabs of 0-200 units and 201-400 units,” Sudhakar said.
Last week, the DERC held public hearings on the proposal in which a number of Resident Welfare Association (RWAs) demanded restoration of the original slabs.