NEPRA notifies hike in electricity tariff, again
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved an increase of Rs5.94 per unit in power tariff on the account of fuel charges adjustment (FCA) for January 2022.
Earlier in the day, the authority also hiked basic tariffs from 8 to 95 paisas per unit.
All consumer categories of distribution companies, except Karachi Electric (KE) consumers and lifeline customers of all ex-WAPDA distribution companies (XWDISCOs), will pay the FCA with the March 2022 bill.
The Rs5.94 increase in the name of FCA will put an extra burden of around Rs58.5 billion on the consumers.
The said adjustment shall be shown separately in the consumers’ bills based on units billed to the consumers in the month of January 2022 by the XWDISCOs.
"While effecting the fuel adjustment charges, the concerned XWDISCOs shall keep in view and strictly comply with the orders of the courts notwithstanding this order,” the notification read.
In February, the authority had increased the power tariff by Rs3.09 per unit on account of FCA for December 2021.