Discos seek 50-paisa per unit hike

ISLAMABAD: The fuel-based electricity tariffs for distribution companies (Disco) of ex-Wapda are estimated to go up for a month owing to adverse energy mix and rising international oil prices after almost three years of continuous decline.

The ex-Wapda Discos, through Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA), have formally sought a 44 paisa per unit increase in monthly tariff for next month on account of higher actual fuel cost in March than estimated by the authorities. The regulator is expected to hold a public hearing on the matter on April 24.

Published in Dawn, 19th April, 2018