Nepra raises power tariff by 51 paisa

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Tuesday allowed an increase of 51 paisa per unit in consumer tariff for ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos) on account of fuel cost adjustment based on changes in tariff benchmarks.

The higher rates for electricity consumed in June would be recovered from consumers in the upcoming billing month ie August.

The Central Power Purchasing Agency-Guarantee (CPPA) on behalf of the Discos claimed an additional cost of 70 paisa per unit on the basis of recently notified base tariff 2015-16, instead of the previous 2014-15 tariff on which the regulator used to make monthly fuel cost adjustments in the past and resulted in refunds to consumers.

Published in Dawn, 25th July, 2018