NEPRA hikes power tariff by Rs4.34 per unit

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has notified an increase of Rs4.34 per unit in power tariff on account of fuel cost adjustment for July.

The notification came in response to the request from the Central Power Purchasing Agency-Guarantee (CPPA-G) for a tariff increase of Rs7.96 per unit.

The hike would apply to the customers of all distribution companies (DISCOs), except for lifeline consumers. It would not apply to the K-Electric consumers, the regulator said in a notification.

The recent hike will be charged in the bills for October 2022, read the notification.

On September 6, Nepra approved an increase of Rs3.39 per unit in power tariff on account of the fourth quarter adjustment of 2021-22.

According to details, the NEPRA has hiked the power tariff under the quarterly fuel adjustment mechanism.