Nepra approves fuel cost increase for Discos, KE.

ISLAMABAD -- The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Tuesday notified about eight paise per unit additional fuel cost adjustment (FCA) in power tariff for ex-Wapda Discos for one month and cleared about 51 paise per unit increase for K-Electric for three months under quarterly tariff adjustment (QTA).

The 'adjustment of Rs0.0819/kWh shall apply to all the consumer categories except Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) and lifeline consumers of all the ex-Discos,' read a notification issued by Nepra on Tuesday.

The said adjustment shall be shown separately in consumers' bills based on units billed to the consumers in September, the regulator said, adding these charges would be part of November bills.

The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) on behalf of 10 Discos had filed a petition for about 20 paise per unit increase in FCA to mop up about Rs2.5 billion additional revenue in the current month.

It claimed that the consumers were charged a reference fuel cost of Rs9.91 per unit in September, but the actual cost turned out to be Rs10.12 per unit, hence an additional charge of about 20 paise per unit to consumers.

The regulator, however, worked out the actual fuel cost in September at Rs9.99 per unit, hence an increase of about eight paise per unit.

Separately, the regulator on Tuesday cleared a request of the federal...

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