Private Power discoms BSES Yamuna and BSES Rajdhani have sought an extension from Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to file a reply to the showcause notice slapped on them. DERC has given the two companies time till December 7 to submit an official reply with their financial details. Representatives of the two discoms had approached the Commission on 01-12-2011, seeking more time to submit their response as they were trying to get their financial statements together. Their replies will most likely talk about how tariffs in the last few years have been much below actual costs incurred and how power purchase costs have also drastically shot up.
The private discoms also feel that even the recent 22% hike is not enough to provide the financial aid they need and requires much higher increase in tariffs. If the discoms' response does not satisfy the Commission, there can be series repercussions for the two utilities. A hearing is slated to be held on the same date.
Source- Times of India