KE ordered to refund Rs10bn charged extra in November.

ISLAMABAD -- The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday notified a cut in fuel cost for consumers of K-Electric by Rs7.43 per unit for one month and an increase in fuel cost for consumers of other distribution companies (Discos) by about 19 paise per unit.

The regulator said KE had sought a Rs7 per unit tariff reduction for electricity consumed in November but based on evidence it calculated the cut at Rs7.43 per unit, resulting in Rs10 billion relief to KE consumers.

The negative FCA would be adjusted in January bills. The revised rates would apply to all the consumer categories except lifeline consumers, domestic consumers consuming up to 300 units, agriculture consumers and EVCS (Electric Vehicle Charging Station) users of K-Electric.

Nepra clarified that negative adjustment on account of monthly FCA would also apply to the domestic consumers having Time of Use (ToU) meters irrespective of their consumption level. It directed the KE to show adjustments separately in the...

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