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NEPRA announces tariff cut but deprives majority of consumers from this relief

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority today announced a reduction of Rs7.43 per unit for electricity consumers in Islamabad and Karachi under the quarterly fuel cost adjustment.

The authority, however, deprived a majority of the consumers from this relief saying that lifeline consumers, domestic consumers with power consumption up to 300 units and agriculture sector will not be able to benefit from this relief.

Worth noting is that in the winter season, monthly power consumption of domestic users remains below 300 units because of non-utilization of electric fans in the chilling weather.

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) notified cut in the power tariff on the application of K-Electric.

Meanwhile, NEPRA also approved an increase in power tariff by Rs0.19/unit for rest of the country on account of monthly FCA.

The hike in tariff was approved after the public hearing to consider the monthly fuel adjustment (MFA) on a petition filed by the Central Power Purchasing Agency-Guarantee.

The NEPRA has issued notification of the increases in electricity prices and the recent hike will be charged in the bills for January 2023, it added.

According to the notification of Nepra, this will not be applicable to lifeline consumers, household consumers up to 300 units, agricultural consumers, and electric vehicle charging stations.

In Islamabad, the reduction will be applicable for only one month.

Javed Mahmood
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