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Electricity Bills Come Down By A Maximum Limit Of 6%
The electricity bills of Delhiites will go down by a maximum limit of 6% as the permission to power distribution companies to levy the fuel surcharge or power purchase adjustment cost (PPAC) by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has lapsed on March 15. All three power distribution companies now cannot impose any fuel surcharge on the electricity bills which will lead to a reduction of upto 6% in the bills of the consumers in the national capital, sources said. The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) had allowed power discoms to levy PPAC surcharge following a directive from the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) since June 15, 2015. For past nine months, the consumers had to pay four to 6% fuel surcharge with their bills. People living in North and North-West Delhi, where Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited distributes electricity, will now see a reduction of around four per cent in their monthly electricity bills while consumers of BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited will see a cut of 6% in their power bills. Ater March 31, the discoms were expecting annual power tariff revision, pending since 2014, as the AAP government was against any hike. The government had also forced DERC not to allow any hike in power bills last year. The power distribution companies will review their power purchase costs for the January-March quarter of the current year and submit fresh petitions for PPAC only after they receive the power bills from National Thermal Power Corporation.