The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved an increase of Rs3.09 per unit in power tariff on the account of fuel charges adjustment (FCA) for December 2021.
All consumer categories of distribution companies, except Karachi Electric (KE) consumers and lifeline customers, will pay the FCA with the February 2022 bill.
The increase in the name of FCA will put an extra burden of around Rs30 billion on the consumers.
According to the notification, the suggested electricity production cost was Rs5.53 per unit while it produced Rs8.63 per unit.
The said fuel adjustment shall be shown separately in the electricity bills on the basis of units billed to the consumers in the month of November 2021.
The increased production cost is being pegged to the higher LNG and imported coal purchases.
According to the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CCPA), the industrial package announcement has increased power generation 17 percent.