DERC notifies compensation policy for power consumers
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued the revised Supply Code 2017 with the third amendment on the directions of the Delhi Government. The DERC, on December 28, has issued the Third Amendment in Supply Code 2017 notifying the Compensation Policy for the Electricity Consumers of Delhi in-line with the directions issued by Government of NCT of Delhi under Section 108 of the Electricity Act 2003.
As per the new Regulations, the Discoms are liable to compensate their Consumers for power supply failures as well as other defaults in performance.
In case of unscheduled power cuts lasting more than one hour consumer will be paid compensation of Rs 50 per hour for first two hours and Rs 100 per hour thereafter. If interruption reoccurs, the compensation will be paid from the initial default.