Nepra approves Rs1.95/unit in power tariff hike for all consumers

By: News Desk      Published: 03:56 PM, 12 Feb, 2021
Nepra approves Rs1.95/unit in power tariff hike for all consumers

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday approved an increase of Rs1.95 per unit in the electricity tariff, putting an additional burden of Rs200 billion on the consumers, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The raise in power rates by the federal government a few days ago.

According to the Nepra, the tariff hike will be applicable to all consumers including lifeline consumers using 50 units in a month.

The approval came on a federal government request for application of uniform schedule of tariff for all distribution companies of ex-Wapda along with “targeted tariff differential subsidy of Rs185 billion” to ensure uniform tariff.

Per unit average tariff has gone up to Rs16.33 from Rs14.38 following the increase.

Nepra said K-Electric consumers are exempted from the tariff increase. The new power rates will be applicable after issuance of a notification by the federal government in this regard.