NEPRA to hear power tariff hike plea on Wednesday

K-Electric wants to jack up November electricity prices by Rs5.18


K-Electric has requested the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority or Nepra to increase the per-unit price of electricity by Rs5.18 for the month of November.

The Nepra will hear the appeal on January 3, 2022. However, expensive electricity would impose an additional burden of more than Rs60 billion on consumers.

On December 10, the Nepra had increased the electricity tariff by Rs4.74 per unit for the month of December on the demand of the Central Power Purchasing Authority (CPPA).

Federal Energy Minister Hammad Azhar revealed last month that the government has asked Nepra to increase electricity prices to stop Pakistan’s soaring circular debt.

Earlier this month, Nepra approved K-Electric’s request to increase the fuel fee adjustment for September by Rs 3.75 per unit.

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