CPPA requests Nepra to hike power tariff by Rs2.65/unit

By: News Desk      Published: 02:36 PM, 19 Oct, 2021
CPPA requests Nepra to hike power tariff by Rs2.65/unit
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The people must get ready to bear the jolt of another high electricity tariff as the CPPA has requested the National Electric and Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) to raise the power rate by Rs2.65 per unit, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has requested Nepra to allow it to hike electricity price under fuel price adjustment for the month of September.

In its petition, the CPPA stated that in the month of September, 13 billion units electricity was produced with a cost of Rs104 billion. As compared to previous three years, the most expensive electricity was generated last month. 

The electricity which was produced by using diesel, cost Rs21.74 per unit; from furnace oil the production cost was Rs19.23 per unit and from LNG the cost was Rs14.91 per unit.

The government purchased electricity from Iran for Rs13.11 during last month. 20 paisas per unit were paid in the line services. 

The Nepra will hear the CPPA’s petition on October 27.

If the Nepra allowed the raise, power consumers will have to bear an extra burden of Rs20 billion for one month. 

Reporter Awais Kiyani