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Power Consumers to pay high bills in next nine months

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December 30, 2019 (MLN): National Electric and Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has permitted K-Electric (KE) to collect consumer tariff on account of variation in fuel charges from July 2016 to June 2019. The adjustment in fuel charges for these months has been made under monthly fuel charges adjustment (FCA).

As per the notification, the authority has allowed the K-Electric to collect the adjusted tariff in next nine months from the power consumers. However, it has directed KE that it shall be applicable to all consumer categories except life-line consumers consuming less than 50 units a month.

As per the details, K-Electric is allowed to collect six-month fuel charges adjustment (FCA) from July 2016 to December 2016, which is equal to Rs1,1932 million or Rs1.461 per unit from consumers in their January 2020 bills.

The tariffs from January 2017 to March 2018, which is Rs 1.8 per unit will be charged from consumers in their February 2020 bills.

Another seven months tariff of Rs 1.65 per unit (July, Sept, Nov, December of 2017 and Jan, April and June of 2018) extra would be collected from the consumers in their electricity bills of March 2020.

The FCAs for previous months of April-May-June 2017 and February and March of 2018 will be collected in electricity bills of April 2020. The combine FCAs for these months amount to Rs 1.1175 per unit.

Further, power consumers will have to pay Rs 1.4 per unit extra in their May 2020 bills for FCA of the months of September-October 2018 and February 2019.

In June 2020 bills, Rs0.871 per unit extra would be charged from consumers on account of FCA for the months of March-April-May 2019.

The FCA for July-August 2018, of Rs1.1664 per unit would be charged from consumers in their July 2020 bills.

In August 2020, extra amount of Rs1.2005 per unit will be reflected in consumers’ bills as FCAs of November-December 2018 and January 2019.

Lastly, FCA of June 2019 which is equal to Rs1.4748 per unit would be collected from consumers in their September 2020 bill.

Besides, NEPRA has also directed KE that it shall show separately in the consumers’ bills on the basis of units billed to the consumers in the respective month to which the adjustment pertains. In addition, the company shall reflect this fuel changes adjustment in respect of each month in the billing month.

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Posted on: 2019-12-30T12:05:00+05:00