Delhi Discoms approach HC over DERC-issued regulations

Delhi discoms challenged the Business Plan Regulations issued by the power regulator DERC in the High Court

Delhi discoms over DERC regulations

Delhi discoms have approached the court against Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission over its ‘Business Plan Regulations’, an official said on Sunday. The discoms challenged the regulations issued by the power regulator in the High Court earlier this month, they said.

The matter is sub judice so nothing can be said officially said a top DERC official seeking anonymity.

The Business Plan Regulations when issued had invited the discoms to give their objections and suggestions but it is “unfortunate” that instead of approaching the DERC they took the matter to the court, he said.

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“The discoms are pushing self interest as public interest. In fact, they are opposing the business plan regulations because it plugged all the loopholes they used to approach courts and get the annual tariff influenced to their benefit,” he added.

“Many aspects of the Business Plans Regulations are in contravention of law and it has been challenged on various grounds, including violation of the principles of the Electricity Act, 2003, for being released without public hearing and that it is against DERC’s own tariff policy,” said a discom official who does not wish to be identified.

The BSES discoms Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (BRPL), BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) and Tata Power DDL declined to comment officially on the matter. Business Plan Regulations are the DERC-framed rules for determining retail tariffs in Delhi.

The Delhi power utilities submitted their Aggregate Revenue Requirements (ARRs), considered as the annual budget for the financial year 2023-24, to the DERC, as mandated, on May 22, said the official.

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