Tuesday, October 4, 2022

NEPRA increases Rs0.83 per unit in power tariff

NEPRA increases Rs0.83 per unit in power tariff

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) Thursday has increased of Rs0.83 per unit in power tariff on account of variations in fuel charges for the month of July 2020.

According to the details garnered, the increase of Rs0.83 per unit will be applicable to all consumer categories except lifeline consumers of all distribution companies, according to the power regulator.

“The adjustment shall be shown separately in the consumers’ bills on the basis of units billed to the consumer in the month of July 2020 by the XWDISCOs (Ex-Wapda Distribution Companies),” the notification issued by the NEPRA read.

Earlier, the Nepra raised the tariffs of power by Rs4.88 per unit for K-Electric (KE) consumers. The Nepra has released a ruling the pending fuel adjustment charges that were to be incurred upon KE for the past 4 years. NEPRA has given a formal go-ahead to the Karachi power regulator to extract 106 billion rupees from its customers.

K-Electric will increase the price of electricity by Rs 4.88 per unit of electricity for Karachi. The current per-unit price of electricity will be increased to Rs 17.69 from the previous 12.81 per unit. The tariff surge would be placing an extra burden of Rs18 billion on Karachi’s power consumers. Earlier on December 27, NEPRA has approved a surge in the power tariff for Karachi Electric (KE) on account of the fuel adjustments of electricity consumed in four years.

According to an official notification, the charges being incurred on KE by National Electric Power Regulatory Authority are from the duration of July 2016 till June of 2019.