The National; Electric Power Regulatory Authority—NEPRA has given approval for increasing the electricity tariff by Rs.1.82 per unit on account of fuel price adjustments, as per the reports of local media.
The tariff surge was made because of the fuel price adjustments in the month of September, as per NEPRA.
The authority instructed the power distribution companies to include the tariff hike of Rs.1.82 per unit in the electricity bills of next month.
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The adjustment that is of Rs.1.82661kWh would be applicable to all the consumer categories except for the lifeline consumers of all the Ex-WAPDA Distribution firms.
The mentioned adjustment shall be indicated separately in the bills of the consumers on the basis of units billed to the consumers in the month of September 2019 by the Ex-WAPDA DISCOs. These firms should reflect the fuel charges adjustment in respect of September 2019 in the billing month of December 2019, the notification read.
It is important to mention that the NEPRA had earlier surged the per-unit price of electricity by Rs.0.52 on the 27th of September.