NEPRA approves Rs4.26 hike in power rates for five months

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ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved an increase of Rs4.26 in the per-unit price of electricity for five months.

According to NEPRA, the increase has been done to adjust prices with the change in fuel prices. The price of electricity includes charges for fuel used to generate it. The price taken at the time of billing varies over the course of the month because of changes in international oil prices.

Electricity prices were increased for five months and reduced for three months. From November 2019 to March 2020, an increase in electricity prices of Rs4.26 per unit was approved while from April 2020 to June 2020, electricity prices were reduced by Rs3.10 per unit.

This decision to increase the price put a burden of Rs31 billion on consumers, but the price cuts for April, May and June saved Rs4 billion with a relief of Rs35 billion.

NEPRA decided to scrutinise K-Electric’s documents. After the scrutiny, a decision will be taken over the increase in electricity prices and a final declaration will be issued by the government.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Nepra with all the powers/previleges granted to its honorable licensees as KE. Despite the chaos of the favourite KE which has put the industrial cosmpolitan Karachi to a stand still, with load shedding, tariff grants. KE has punished Karachi the worst in its life.
    KE tariffs has not reflected Renewables, as compliance to Climate Change. Any tariff of KE should should not be approved before it is cleared from the Honorable CCP Authority.
    KE should also provide all previous records of tariffs to the honorable CCP.

    • The news might have a positive caption where burden amount is 31 Billion and relief amount is 35 Billion…

      But this nation has lost it’s “Attitude of Gratitude” ..

      This is very much unfortunate that we only see the dark side and ultimately unthankful to Allah Almighty

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