Monday December 20, 2021

CPPA Requests NEPRA To Increase Power Tariff By Rs 4.33

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has received a request for the increase from Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA).

The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has requested th PEMRA to raise the tariff upto Rs4.33 per unit under monthly fuel cost adjustments for November.

The NEPRA will conduct a hearing on the request on December 29.

The CPPA has stated in the application that 8.24 billion units of electricity had been generated in the month of November with a cost of Rs66 billion.

“Diesel and furnace oil generated the most expensive electricity, costing Rs20 to Rs27 per unit, and LNG generated electricity, costing Rs17 to Rs20 per unit.”

It further stated that Pakistan also imported electricity from Iran at a rate of Rs13 to Rs35 per unit price. On the line losses, the electricity of Rs20 was used.

The electricity consumers would have to bear an additional burden of Rs40 billion on account of an increase in the power tariff in case NEPRA approves the hike requested by CPPA.

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