Nepra hikes power tariff by Rs3.75/unit for Karachi

December 7, 2021 (MLN): The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has approved an increase of Rs3.7571 per unit in the power tariff for Karachi consumers on account of the fuel cost adjustment for the month of September 2021, said a notification issued by the authority on Tuesday.

As per the notification, the increase will apply to all consumer categories except lifeline users and the adjustments will be collected in December bills.

“While effecting the Fuel Adjustment Charges, K-Electric Ltd. shall keep in view and strictly comply with the orders of the courts notwithstanding this order,” the notice said.

In the month of November, the Nepra had allowed the federal government to notify Rs1.68 per unit increase in base power tariff for all residential consumers and Rs1.39 per unit for all other consumer categories, in order to meet another requirement of the International Monetary Fund's programme.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar said that the government had asked Nepra to increase electricity tariffs to curb Pakistan’s mounting circular debt.

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Posted on: 2021-12-07T19:54:58+05:00