Power companies ordered to refund Rs6.5bn for April

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday ordered ex-Wapda distribution companies to refund 62 paisa per unit to consumers for overcharging them about Rs6.5 billion in April.

The decision was taken at a public hearing presided over by Nepra chairman Brig (Retd) Tariq Saddozai on the request of Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA).

On behalf of distribution companies of ex-Wapda, the CPPA said the consumers should be passed on a reduction of 45-paisa per unit under the monthly fuel cost adjustment because of lower actual energy costs than earlier charged to them under estimated costs.

Published in Dawn, 25th May, 2018