NEPRA announces Rs3.99 per unit raise for April’s electricity

Previous tariff of Rs16.91 will be evaluated as Rs24.82 after raise of Rs7.9078

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has allowed an increase of Rs3.99 per unit as fuel charges adjustment for April.

In its notification, NEPRA has allowed ex-Wapda Distribution Companies (Discos) to charge additional per unit charges amounting to Rs6.61 per unit but the actual fuel cost was Rs10.6 per unit, making a difference of Rs3.99 per unit.

According to the NEPRA notification, this increase will be applicable to all consumers except lifeline consumers. The adjustment will be displayed separately in the bills.

Earlier this month, NEPRA approved a hike of Rs. 7.9 per unit in lieu of an increase in fuel prices, capacity cost along with rupee’s devaluation.

The notification also stated that the tariff has been determined for the financial year 2022-23. According to it, the previously determined tariff of Rs16.91 per kilo watt hour (kWh) will be evaluated as Rs24.82 per kWh after a raise of Rs7.9078 per kWh. The notification also stated that different consumer tariffs have been developed because of change in revenue requirements.

Earlier, Minister of State for Petroleum Dr. Musadiq Malik had warned that there would be a change in per unit electricity prices as a result of fuel adjustment prices.