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NEPRA okays Rs4.30 hike in fuel adjustment for Nov 2021

The FCA for Nov 2021 will be charged with the bill of January 2022.

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Thursday approved an increase of Rs4.30 per unit in the power tariff for electricity consumers of ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos) on account of fuel cost adjustment (FCA) for the month of November 2021.

According to a notification issued in this regard, the FCA for November 2021 will be charged with the bill of January 2022, which will be paid by all consumer categories of distribution companies, except for lifeline and K-Electric consumers.

The notification said DISCOs shall reflect the fuel charges adjustment in respect of November 2021 in the billing month of January 2022.

The Rs4.30 increase will put a burden of around Rs41 billion on consumers, including GST. The said adjustment shall be shown separately in the consumers’ bills on the basis of units billed to the consumers in the month of November 2021.

Earlier this month, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) approved an increase of Rs1.075 per unit in the electricity price for consumers of K-Electric (KE) on account of fuel charges adjustment (FCA) of October 2021.

The hike will be applicable to all consumer categories except lifeline consumers. The increase will add an additional burden of Rs1,910 million on Karachiites who will pay the amount in the bills of January 2022.

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