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(From a crisis to win-win)

In 2015, when AAP came to power, this was the situation of the Power sector in Delhi:

  • High Tariffs that were unaffordable for the common man
  • Frequent Power Cuts due to repeated faults and load shedding
  • Poor Financial Health of DISCOMs which were demanding a bailout by the government
  • Widespread Electricity Theft

Now in 2021 – after AAP:

  • Delhi is the only state in India with no tariff hike since the past 7 years
  • Free Lifeline electricity of 200 units for every household in Delhi. In December 2020, 38 lakh consumers received Zero Bills for consumption under 200 units.
  • 24 x 7 electricity with an 87% reduction in Power cuts compared to 2014 (even with the peak demand of the summer of 2019)
  • Regulatory Assets of DISCOMs (their outstanding dues) reduced by 25% 
  • 20% increase in the official consumer base
  • RESCO model implemented, solar panels installed across 150 Delhi government schools.
Before 2015Now% changeData SourceGraph
Consumer BaseApril 2015:
40.86 lakh
April 2019:
49.19 lakh
over 20% increaseDDC Performance Report (2015-2019): Electricity (Page 78)Consumer Base
Growth of Consumers2015-2016: 52,62,0002019-2020: 61,98,00020% increaseDDC Performance Report (2015-2021): Electricity (Page 95)
Growth of consumers
Electricity Tariffs2013:
upto 100 units – 365
100 to 200 units – 658
200 to 300 units – 1265
300 to 400 units – 1843
2019:
upto 100 units – 0
100 to 200 units – 0
200 to 300 units – 527
300 to 400 units – 1075
Decrease %:upto 100 units – 100%
100 to 200 units – 100%
200 to 300 units – 58%
300 to 400 units – 42%
DDC Performance Report (2015-2021): Electricity (Page 94)Electricity Tariffs
Load shedding2013:138 MU2019:17.8 MU87% decreaseDDC Performance Report (2015-2019): Electricity (Page 81)Load shedding
Home inverter sales 70% decreaseDDC Performance Report (2015-2019): Electricity (Page 81)
Solar power capacity commissioned (MW)2015: 62021: 177
Total: 495
2850% increaseDDC Performance Report (2015-2021): Electricity (Page 100)
Solar power capacity commissioned
Distribution Transformer Capacity2014-2015:
BSES Rajdhani (BRPL) – 4800
Tata Power (TPPDL) – 4891
2018-2019:
BSES Rajdhani (BRPL)  – 5669
Tata Power (TPPDL) – 5507
2020-2021:
BSES Rajdhani (BRPL)  –
6204
Tata Power (TPPDL) – 6446
DDC Performance Report (2015-2021): Electricity (Page 96)
and
Status Report of Outcome Budget 2019-2020 (Page 22)

Distribution Transformer Capacity
AT&C (Average Transmission and Collection) losses 2013-12014:
BSES Rajdhani (BRPL): 17%
2018-12019:
BSES Rajdhani (BRPL): 8%
(21.17% for all states of India under UDAY)
9 percentage point decreaseDDC Performance Report (2015-2019): Electricity (Page 82)
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