The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) gave the decision of increasing the power tariff by Rs1.80/unit on account of fuel price adjustment, as per the media reports.
The decision was taken at the regular monthly public hearing led by the Vice Chairman NEPRA—Rehmatullah Baloch and was attended by the Member Punjab—Saifullah Chattha and Rafique Sheikh—Member Sindh.
The authority instructed the power distribution firms to include the power tariff increase of Rs1.80 per unit in the electricity bills of next month. The increase would put an extra load of Rs13.5billion on the consumers of electricity.
Back in the month of January, electricity was produced via making use of furnace oil, NEPRA said and have asked the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) to come up with an explanation in this matter.
It said that if the electricity was produced using LNG, then the tariff cost would have been much lower.
While a public hearing was in process, the CPPA informed NEPRA that the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the coal-based power plants were not functioning in the month of January, which has led to an additional burden on the electricity consumers.
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