Nepra okays Rs2.52 hike in fuel adjustment for September.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Tuesday approved an increase of Rs2.52 per unit in the power tariff for electricity consumers of ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos) on account of fuel cost adjustment for the month of September.

According to a Nepra notification dated November 8, Discos had charged consumers a reference fuel tariff of Rs5.02 per unit in September, but the actual fuel cost turned out to be Rs7.55 per unit, a difference of Rs2.52 per unit.

The notification said Discos "shall reflect the fuel charges adjustment in respect of September 2021 in the billing month of November 2021".

It added that the increase in the tariff would be applicable to all consumer categories except lifeline consumers and K-Electric (KE) consumers.

Increase in base tariff

Earlier this month, the Nepra had allowed the federal government to notify a Rs1.68 per unit increase in base power tariff for all residential consumers and Rs1.39 per unit for all other consumer categories...

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