Web Exclusive | February 2018
Central, state agencies look for lower power tariff
Several agencies and institutions of state and central governments have requested the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) to a cut in retail power supply tariff proposed by the two distribution companies (discoms) for 2018-19, which retained the current year tariff, stating that it is comparably high. They also want the regulatory body either to waive or reduce the cross-subsidy surcharge levied on them. Central government institutions such as South Central Railway, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and Indian Energy Exchange Ltd., state government agencies like Telangana State Road Transport Corporation and Irrigation Department have sought reduction in the tariff.