Power distribution firms seek increase in tariff

ISLAMABAD: Ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos) have sought an increase of about 63 paisa per unit in consumer tariff on account of monthly fuel price adjustments due to currency devaluation, rising international oil prices and other changes in benchmarks.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) will take up for public hearing on Aug 29 a petition seeking an increase in consumer tariff. Higher electricity rates, if approved by the regulator, would be recovered from consumers in the upcoming billing month — September 2018.

The Central Power Purchasing Agency-Guarantee (CPPA-G), on behalf of Discos, claimed the additional cost of 63 paisa per unit on the basis of base tariff 2015-16, instead of the previous benchmarks of 2014-15.

Published in Dawn, 27th August, 2018