NEPRA increases power tariff by Rs0.48 per unit

NEPRA increases power tariff by Rs0.48 per unit

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ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) raised power tariff by Rs 0.48 per unit, putting an overall burden of Rs5 billion on the consumers.

According to NEPRA, due to changes in fuel costs in August 2020, tariffs have increased by Rs 0.48 per degree.

The power conditioner said that an increase of 0.48 rupees per unit will apply to all categories of consumers, except for the lifeline consumers of all power distribution companies. However, it does not apply to K-Electric consumers.

“The said adjustment shall be shown separately in the consumers’ bills on the basis of units billed to the consumers in the month of August 2020 by the XWDISCOs. XWDISCOs shall reflect the fuel charges adjustment in respect of August 2020 in the billing month of November 2020,” read a notification issued by NEPRA.

Earlier on October 8, the National Electricity Regulatory Agency (NEPRA) notified an increase of 0.83 rupees per kilowatt-hour of electricity due to changes in fuel costs in July 2020.

The electricity regulator said that an increase of 0.83 rupees per unit will apply to all categories of consumers, except for the lifeline consumers of all distribution companies.

“The said 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 had read.

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