NEPRA has approved a surge of Rs.1.56 per unit in the power tariff. The surge has been announced on account of the fuel adjustments of electricity consumed in the month of October, as per the reports of local media.
The power regulating authority has its approval after hearing a request by the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) that asked for a surge of Rs.1.73 in the rates of electricity.
The tariff surge would be placing an extra burden of Rs.14.50 billion on the power consumers.
Previously on the 21st of November, NEPRA had given approval for an increase of Rs.1.82 per unit in the electricity tariff on account of the fuel price adjustment.
The tariff surge was made because of the fuel price adjustment in September, the NEPRA had said that and asked the power distribution firms for including the tariff surge of Rs.1.82 per unit in the electricity bills of next month.
The adjustment a surge of Rs.1.82661kWh shall be applied on all the consumer categories except for the lifeline consumers of all the Ex-WAPDA Distribution Companies.
The said adjustment would be reflected separately in the bills of the consumers on the basis of units billed to the consumers in the month of September 2019 by the XWDISCOs, as per the notification.