ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has made three electricity surcharges permanent, increasing the power prices by Rs2.04 per unit.
Earlier, the per unit power cost had been brought down by Rs2.28 for a month due to fuel adjustment, with Nepra claiming that consumers will get a relief of Rs15 billion through the cost reduction. The revised electricity rates will not be applicable on K-Electric consumers.
The electricity production capacity has also increased as the Neelum Jhelum Power House with a production capacity of 960 Megawatt has been connected to the national grid station.
According to Power Division spokesperson, the connection of 500 KV powerhouse was successfully made from Nokhar to Rawat.
500 KV Rahim Yar Khan and 220 KV Mansehra Power House have also been connected with the national grid which will help improve power supply to South Punjab and Hazara division respectively.