Electricity prices to be increased across Pakistan

Electricity prices to be increased across Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD – Electricity prices to be increased across Pakistan by National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA).

NEPRA has recommended an increase of Rs1.23 per unit in power tariff, under the monthly fuel price adjustment adjustment cost for power distributing companies.

The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA), in a tariff petition submitted on behalf of the power distribution companies (DISCOs), has requested NEPRA to jack up the power tariff on account of variation in the monthly fuel charges.

NEPRA is scheduled to hold a public hearing on CPPA’s tariff petition on March 20. The power regulator has invited all the interested/affected parties to raise written/oral objection as permissible under the law.

According to NEPRA, an increase of Rs1.23 per kWh over the reference fuel charges, while Rs5.20 per kWh for DISCOs was the production cost while consumers were charged at Rs3.97 per kWh, has been proposed by the CPPA for the month of February.

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