The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has greenlighted an increase in the price of electricity by Rs2.52 per unit by the consumers of ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos). The prices have been jacked up to adjust the fuel prices that are being raised every fortnight. NEPRA has confirmed that in September, the Discos had charged the reference fuel tariff of Rs5.02 per unit but the actual fuel cost is Rs7.55 per unit which makes the difference of Rs2.52 per unit. The notification by Discos said that the increase in cost would apply to everyone except lifeline consumers and K-Electric consumers.
It added that the fuel charge reflects on the adjustment in the billing of November 2021. According to the sources, the prices have been increased due to the quarterly tariff adjustment. A circulation summary approved. With this upsurge, the public has to bear the burden worth Rs90 billion. Earlier, the federal cabinet nodded to the increase of Rs1.68 per unit in electricity prices.
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