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  • Delhi: DERC to review fuel surcharge, tariff may go up in November October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Power tariff in the city may go up next month as Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is all set to levy a fuel surcharge to help the private distribution companies adjust their power purchase cost. While hiking the power tariff by up to 7.5 per cent for domestic consumers, the...
  • Unauthorised constructions can't be curbed by inspections: MCDs to Delhi HC September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The municipal corporations in the city on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that unauthorised construction cannot be curbed or prevented by conducting inspections but "economic deterrents" should be put in place for this. The submission was made before a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul...
  • DERC approves hike in Delhi's electricity tariff July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Electricity tariff has been increased in the Delhi by the regulatory body. Announcing the hike, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission said that the increase will be 8.32 per cent for all three discoms (BSES Rajdhani Power Limited, BSES Yamuna Power Limited and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited). In the New...
  • SC directs NTPC not to cut power supply to BSES in Delhi February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a reprieve to residents of Delhi, the Supreme Court on directed NTPC not to cut power supply till March 26 to Reliance Groupowned power distribution companies for not clearing outstanding dues of over Rs.300 crore. The apex court also directed BSES to pay Rs 50 crore within two...
  • No cancellation of discom licences without permission, tribunal to AAP February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback for the Aam Aadmi Party government in its battle against power distribution companies, the Delhi Appellate Electricity Tribunal has directed power regulator DERC to not to suspend licenses of BSES discoms without its permission. On the instructions from the AAP government, the DERC had issued...
  • Cancellation of licence would be illegal: BSES Yamuna to Kejriwal February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The private supply companies BSES Yamuna has attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for asking the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to cancel the licence if they fail to ensure uninterrupted power supply. In a statement the BSES Yamuna said "As legally advised, the proposed cancellation of licenses...
  • Roll back tariff hike and fulfil poll promise: Greenpeace to Kejriwal February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Delhi government facing threat over the power crisis in the state, Greenpeace India on Monday wrote a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to ask the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to rollback tariff hike. In the letter, Greanpeace India also urged...
  • AAP asks DERC to suspend BSES licence if it cuts power in Delhi February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The AAP government of Arvind Kejriwal in a letter to Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has asked for the suspension of the licence of BSES if it cuts power supply in the national capital. If the BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) and BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) stop...
  • Delhi to pay 68 pc more for power, yet face cuts as discoms fail to pay dues February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: If you stay in Delhi, get ready to pay more for electricity from Saturday. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Friday hiked the power surcharge for the three distribution companies in the capital by 6 to 8 per cent. The BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), the BSES Rajdhani...
  • RWAs oppose increase in electricity rates by DERC June 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Accusing the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission of siding with the private power distribution companies, various Resident Welfare Associations on Tuesday warned it against effecting another increase in electricity rates. Participating at a public hearing organised by the DERC on finalising a new tariff order for 201314, representatives of...
  • BJP threatens to stage protest outside DERC office June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Sunday threatened to go on a sitin protest outside the DERC office in Delhi during a public hearing organised to decide on a proposed hike in the power tariff. Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday with all the stake holders,...
  • Goel meets DERC chief, says stir on tariff hike to continue March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Not satisfied with Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission's explanation on hiking electricity tariff, city BJP president Vijay Goel on Friday demanded resignation of the regulator's chairman, saying he has totally failed to protect the interests of the consumers. After a meeting with DERC chairman P D Sudhakar and two other...
  • No point in replying to Arvind Kejriwal: Sheila Dikshit February 2, 2013

    Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said that the electricity department has already replied to all the allegations made by AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal and therefore there was no need for her to speak more on the issue. ...
  • Dikshit denies Kejriwal's charges, terms them an utter lie February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday outright rejected Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal's allegations of her being in collusion with power discoms to not lower power tarrif in the capital, terming them an "utter lie". "Their allegations are baseless and completely false .... this is an utter...
  • Delhi govt refutes Kejriwal's allegations on power tariffs February 1, 2013

    Delhi Power Minister Haroon Yusuf refuted allegations made by AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal and said that they have already given in writing to the Supreme Court that if it wants to an audit by the CAG, the Delhi government was fine with it. ...
  • Our tariffs lower than neighbouring states: Tata Power Delhi CEO February 1, 2013

    Reacting to Arvind Kejriwal's allegations that private power companies were fudging records to ask the DERC to increase power tariffs, Tata Power Delhi CEO Praveer Sinha said that there was a need to look at the situation in proper perspective. He said that his company's tariffs in the national capital...
  • Delhi govt, pvt power companies cheating people: Kejriwal February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Friday alleged that power tariffs in the national capital were falsely inflated by the Delhi government and the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission. Kejriwal also claimed that power companies owned by Tata and Anil Ambani were involved in major frauds. Kejriwal said that...
  • Delhi power regulator lowers power tariff amid public outcry October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: In major relief for residents of Delhi, the Delhi Power Regulator DERC has lowered the power tariff in the national capital. The board has reinstated the 201 to 400 units' slab, which it had scrapped earlier. The abolition of the 201400 units' slab and introduction of 0400 units' slab...
  • DERC never gave order to cut tariff: Delhi govt October 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Under attack for sharp rise in electricity tariff, the Delhi government on Monday rejected the allegation that it had stalled Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission's decision to cut tariff in May 2010 saying the regulator never came out with any such order. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had on Saturday...
  • Delhi power regulator to announce relief for consumers October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid widespread anger against hike in electricity bills, Delhi's power regulator DERC is set to announce adjustments in the power tariff structure this week to reduce monthly bills of some consumers by upto 18 per cent. After widespread complaints of inflated power bills, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission had in...
  • DERC to adjust tariff structure for low-end power consumers October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Under increasing attack for hiking the electricity rates, Delhi's power regulator DERC on Monday started a process to adjust the tariff structure to bring down monthly bills of low-end consumers by up to 18 per cent. Following widespread complaints of inflated power bills, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) last...
  • Power price hike: BJP tries to steal Kejriwal's thunder October 8, 2012

    While his revelations against Robert Vadra took everybody by surprise, it is Arvind Kejriwal's continuous campaign against the power price hike that seems to gain some popular support. ...
  • Kejriwal protests at DERC office against power bills October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Social activist Arvind Kejriwal on Monday protested at the office of Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) against inflated electricity bills. Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijay Goel, who was already present at the protest venue, gheraoed the Chairman of the DERC, PD Sudhakar. They demanded that the...
  • Pay more for power in Delhi from Sunday July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The 26 per cent hike in power tariff for domestic consumers in the city will come into effect from Sunday. The new rates were announced by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Wednesday. As per the new rates, consumers will have charged Rs 3.70 per unit for the...
  • Power to be costlier in Delhi from July 1 June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Electricity will cost more in Delhi from July 1 with power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on Tuesday raising domestic tariff by 24.15 per cent for the year 201213. According to DERC Chairman PD Sudhakar, the average hike is 20.87 per cent in all categories and domestic tariff...
  • BJP slams Delhi govt over power tariff hike February 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Friday came down heavily on Delhi Government for allowing power regulator DERC to effect a five per cent hike in power tariff just five months after increasing the rates by 22 per cent. "This is an open loot of consumers in Delhi. This is really surprising...
  • 5 per cent hike in power tariff in Delhi February 3, 2012

    New Delhi: People in the city will have to shell out more for electricity with power regulator DERC effecting a five per cent hike in tariff to adjust the power purchase cost of the distribution companies. The hike will come into effect from February one for a period of next...