NEPRA set to raise power tariff by 95 paisas for household consumers

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is preparing to increase power tariff by Rs0.95 per unit for household consumers.

According to details, the suggestion for increase in power tariff has been made from Rs0.08 per unit to Rs0.95 per unit for separate slabs of household consumers.

The tariff would be raised by Rs0.08 per unit using over 100 units of electricity, followed by Rs0.18 per unit hike for over 200 units, Rs0.48 per unit for 201 to 300 units, and Rs0.95 per unit for 301 to 700 units.

The increase in basic tariff will abolish an Rs20 billion annual subsidy from the government and the recommendations would be mulled over during the NEPRA hearing on January 24.

In a bombshell for Karachiites, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved an increase in electricity tariff for Karachi in terms of fuel adjustment charges in early January.

According to a notification issued by the NEPRA, the electricity tariff will be hiked by Rs1.07 per unit in terms of fuel adjustment for the month of October. The amount will be received in the bills of January, it said, adding that the Karachiites will have to bear an additional burden of Rs1.91 billion. The hearing for fuel adjustment was held by NEPRA on November 03.


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