NEPRA hikes electricity prices

Hiked prices at Rs0.43 per unit will be accessed from April through June, says electricity regulator

Due to a monthly fuel adjustment on Wednesday, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has authorized a rise in the price of power by Rs0.46 per unit.

NEPRA has informed the federal government of its decision.

All consumer groups would be affected by the rise in power prices, with the exception of lifeline customers and KE users.

The electricity regulator stated that the fee will be assessed from April through June.

Previously, power distribution firms were permitted by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to charge their customers an extra fuel cost of Rs3.39 per unit for a period of four months.

The cost will be charged from March to June, while the consumers were already paying Rs0.43 per unit surcharge. The new prices will be applicable to consumers across the country including K-Electric.