Power tariff raised by 26 paisa per unit

power-tariffISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) allowed on Tuesday a 26 paisa per unit increase in power tariff for consumers of nine distribution companies of Wapda from August 31 on account of monthly fuel cost adjustment. 

A Nepra official told Paktimes that power companies had sought an increase of 52 paisa per unit under the fuel adjustment formula for July. But the power regulator allowed an increase 26 paisa and turned down the rest sought on account of system losses, late payments and overall circular debt. 
The official said that Nepra had sent its determination to the federal government for notification. The new tariff will be recovered from consumers in the next billing month. The new tariff will not apply to KESC whose fuel-based tariff adjustment will be made separately. 
With the latest increase, the tariff will see a cumulative surge of about Rs1.76 per unit in three months

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