Electricity rates go up Rs1.37 per unit
The government Friday raised the electricity rate by Rs1.37 per unit in the context of the monthly fuel adjustment for the last month of July 2021.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) had issued a notification to increase the price of electricity.
After an increase in the electricity prices, the power consumers would face more burden of Rs21 billion.
As per the notification issued by the NEPRA, the new tariff of electricity would not hit the agriculture sector and K-Electric consumers while the consumers using less than 300 units per month would also remain exempted from it.
NEPRA had completed the hearing in the head of the fuel adjustment case on Wednesday and issue a detailed decision today.
Earlier, the NEPRA chairman has said that they would not give adjustments to the closed power plants. He confirmed that the CPPA had asked for backdates adjustment of Rs1.5 billion would impact 10 paisas per unit.
The NEPRA chairman said the authority had received a deficit of Rs102 million in July that would bear the NTDC itself.
He said due to the rise in LPG prices, they got an extra burden of Rs9.60 billion. He also confirmed that they had repaired the electricity supply system so load shedding would not be held in the months of July and August in future.