CA – FEB 15 – CERC NEWS
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CERS opposes power tariff increase for FY 2015-16
CERS has filed objections before Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) opposing any increase in tariff demanded by Government owned Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) and Torrent Power Ltd for financial year 2015-16. Four state DISCOMs have demanded 2.7% increase while TPL has demanded 8% and 11% hike for Ahmedabad and Surat respectively.
CERS has stated that all these DISCOMs are making profit with existing tariff plus Rs. 1.20 per unit as Fuel Price & Power Purchase Adjustment (FPPPA) charge. The deficit has been carried forward from previous years and should be recovered by economical measures and improvement in their performance. CERS has lodged a protest before GERC for poor consumer services rendered by all distribution companies of Gujarat. It has also protested about poor Plant Load Factor of generating companies and high quantum of power purchase from Independent Power Producers (IPPs) eg. Adani, Tata and Essar.
CERC continues as CCPC member
The Central Consumer Protection Council (CCPC) has been reconstituted with effect from 31 December 2014 for a period of three years as per a gazette notification from the Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India. As a representative of consumer organisations, CERC continues to be one of the members of the CCPC.