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Nepra increases power tariff by Rs4.34 per unit

Increase in power tariff will put a burden of over Rs69 billion on consumers
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The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) approved a hike in the power tariff by Rs4.34 per unit on account of monthly fuel adjustment (MFA) for July 2022.

According to the notification, the additional charges will be charged in bills for the month of September, however, the new rates will be applicable to all Disco’s customers except Lifeline customers.

The Rs4.34 increase will put a burden of over Rs59 billion on consumers, including GST.

The decision will not be applicable to K-electric consumers, Nepra said. It would also not be applicable to vehicle charging stations.

Nepra said that the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) requested an increase of Rs4.69 per unit.

After holding a public hearing on the CPPA’s petition on August 31, Nepra approved Rs4.34 per unit increase on account of the FCA for July, said the notification.

The FCA for June was charged as Rs 9.90 per unit which was only for one month.

The FCA for July would be charged in the billing month of September, which was Rs 5.56 per unit lower than June.

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