ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Friday has increased the tariff on electricity by Rs0.11 per unit.
According to a notification issued on Friday, the increased tariff will come into effect for consumers who have used more than 300 units of electricity from December 1.
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Earlier, the power-sector regulator had decided to transfer the burden of Rs14.780 billion on to consumers on account of power purchase price adjustment for the first quarter of FY20.
Nepra notified an increase of 14.56 paisa in the power tariff on account of power purchase price adjustment for the quarter.
According to Nepra officials, the tariff has been increased by 26 paisa per unit for commercial and industrial consumers.
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However, domestic consumers consuming less than 300 units per month are exempt from this hike while the domestic consumers using more than 300 units will be charged seven paisa per unit.
Consumers of the privatised K-Electric are also exempt from this tariff increase.
The quarterly tariff adjustment will be applicable from December 1 for the next 12 months.
Under this adjustment, the government would collect around Rs15 billion over the 12-month period.
The Power Division has issued a notification in this regard.
The tariff adjustment will be shown separately in the consumer bills by the state-owned power distribution companies.
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The distribution companies had filed a petition for adjustments on account of variation in the power purchase price for the first quarter (Jul-Sept 2019).
The government requested a tariff increase of 17 paisa per unit to generate additional revenue of Rs17.2 billion for the distribution companies.
Nepra conducted a public hearing of the petition filed by the distribution companies for transferring the burden of Rs17.2 billion to the power consumers and reserved its judgement.