NEPRA scales up power tariff by Rs 4.34 per unit


ISLAMABAD : National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has accorded approval to scale up power tariff by Rs 4.34 per unit.

Central Power Purchasing Agencies (CPPA) had filed application seeking increase in electricity tariff by Rs 4.69 per unit.

The increase in power tariff has been approved under the head of Fuel Adjustment Charges (FAC) in the month of July.
CPPA had said in the application the power production cost remained Rs 10.98 per unit in the month of July. Advanced fuel cost was registered Rs 6.28 per unit.

The experts have said that the increase in the power tariff will place additional burden of Rs 35 billion on the consumers.

According to CPPA 35.17 percent power was generated through water, 12.74 percent from coal, 1.46 percent from diesel and 6.42 percent from furnace oil last month.

10.36 percent electricity was generated from local gas and 14.98 percent from imported LNG.

CPPA said power generated from furnace oil cost Rs 35.69 per unit, from diesel Rs 27.88 per unit and power from LNG was generated at the cost of Rs 28.28 per unit.

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