Web Exclusive | November 2016
Power tariff likely to go up in Andhra
The Andhra Pradesh state government is set to raise the cost of power in the state, with the utilities finalising revisions to the existing power tariff, upwards by at least 10 per cent. As per sources in the know, discoms will be presenting their revenue requirements for the next financial year (2017-18) and earnings statement to chief minister Chandrababu Naidu by the end of November. The tariff raise is geared at helping discoms that are reeling under losses to the tune fo Rs 8,000 crore and are expected to provide relief of Rs 2,500-3,000 crore, i.e. 10 per cent. Ironically, the state has assured the Centre to revise the tariff at least by 5 per cent annually while joining the UDAY scheme as part of the reforms being brought in the energy sector.