Discos tariff increased by Rs1.25

ISLAMABAD: After almost five years, the fuel cost of electricity has started increasing the monthly bills owing to higher international oil prices and changes in benchmarks to consumers’ disadvantage.

On Wednesday, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) allowed an increase of Rs1.25 per unit in consumer tariff for ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos) on account of fuel cost adjustment for electricity consumed in May. The higher electricity rates would be recovered from consumers in the upcoming billing month i.e., July.

Published in Dawn, 28th June, 2018