NEPRA approves Rs1.82 per unit hike in power tariff.

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday

approved Rs 1.82 per unit hike in power tariff for the month of September

under monthly fuel adjustment formula.

The Central Power Purchase Agency Guarantee Limited (CPPA-G) had

sought Rs 2.97 per unit but the regulator allowed Rs 1.82 per unit hike for

the said period.

The hearing was presided over by the NEPRA Chairman Tauseef H

Farooqi. An amount of Rs 24 billion would be recovered from the

consumers in the billing of next month. However, the hike would not be

applicable to the consumers using upto 300 units, K-Electric and agri

connections.

In a petition filed with National Electric Power Regulatory Authority

(NEPRA), the CPPA-G on behalf of ex-WAPDA distribution companies

maintained that it had charged consumers a reference tariff of

Rs 2.8410/kWh against the actual fuel cost of Rs 5.8136/kWh during

the said period.

The CPPA in its petition said the total energy from all sources remained

at 13,621.35 Gwh in September and the total cost was calculated to

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