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Tuesday, July 23, 2024  
17 Muharram 1446  

Govt announces fixed charges for electricity consumers

Households will pay upto Rs1,000 per month

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has introduced new electricity tariffs that will come into effect on July 1, 2024. These tariffs include fixed monthly charges for domestic, commercial, and industrial consumers.

Domestic consumers will now face fixed charges ranging from Rs200 to Rs1000 per month, depending on their monthly consumption.

Consumers using between 301-400 units will pay Rs200, while those using 401-500 units will pay Rs400.

Similarly, Consumers using between 501-600 units will pay Rs600, while those using 601-700 units will pay Rs800.

Consumers using above 700 units will pay Rs1,000 in fixed charges.

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Commercial consumers will see a significant increase in their fixed charges, with a 300% hike for those using less than 5kW and a 355% increase for those using 5kW or more.

Industrial consumers will also face increased fixed charges, with those using up to 25kW paying Rs1000, B2 category consumers (up to 500kW) paying Rs2000, and B3 and B4 category consumers (5000kW and above) also paying Rs2000.

These fixed charges are intended to help Distribution Companies (DISCOs) increase their revenue. However, the move will further inflate electricity bills that are already burdened by record-high unit prices.

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