Nepra to take up tariff hike pleas on 28th

By: News Desk      Published: 11:28 PM, 16 Jul, 2021
Nepra to take up tariff hike pleas on 28th

The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) made a request to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) for raising power tariff, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported on Friday.

The purchasing agency moved the regulatory authority for increasing for making a 80-paisa increase under adjustment head for the month of June. Nepra will hold hearing on July 28.

According to the CPPA, 29.40 per cent electricity was produced by water, 18.03 per cent by coal, 18.81pc by LNG, 8.18pc by furnace oil and 0.43 per cent by diesel in June.

K-Electric raised the demand for Rs6.52 per unit increase in tariff. The plea for the surge in power tariff will also be taken on July 28.

Reportedly, Discos requested Nepra for up to Rs28.83 per unit increase in power tariff two days ago when three of companies sought Rs1032 billion revenue from the regulatory body.

The recommended surge is Rs21.9 per unit for the consumers of 100 units, Rs26. 37 per unit for consumers of 200 units, Rs27.9 per unit for consumers of 300 units and Rs28.63 per unit for consumers of 700 units.

The companies wanted Rs30.27 per unit increase for commercial users, Rs30.28 per unit for the industry and 30.57 per unit for the agriculture. Nepra will hold its hearing on August 3 and 4.

Earlier, the power regulator had approved an increase of up to Rs2.97 per unit in tariff for electricity consumers with effect from October 1. According to an order along with schedule of tariff (SOT), the tariff increase includes a fresh surcharge of Rs1.25 per unit for all consumers, except residential consumers, and a quarterly adjustment of Rs1.72 per unit for all consumers.