The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has requested the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to increase the price of electricity by Rs 1.36 per unit for one month.
According to Nepra, the application was made in the context of the September fuel price adjustment.
The CPPA says the production cost of electricity in September was Rs4.20 while the reference fuel cost for the period was Rs2.84 per unit.
Nepra has approved the CPPA's request for hearing on October 29. After the hearing, NEPRA will decide whether to increase the electricity price or not.