NEPRA increases electricity tariff by Rs 1.95 per unit
ISLAMABAD: The National Electricity Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has increased the electricity tariff by Rs 1.95 per unit due to the fuel cost adjustment (FCA) for August 2021.
According to a notification released by NEPRA on Friday, the Central Power Purchasing Agency-Guarantee (CPPA-G) had requested an FCA of Rs2.7 per unit. The August 2021 FCA will be billed with the October 2021 invoice, which will be paid by all categories of distribution company consumers except Lifeline and K-Electric consumers.
The increase will impose a burden of Rs 30.4 billion on consumers
Prices were last raised in September this year, when NEPRA notified a Rs 1.38 per unit increase in the electricity tariff.
It is relevant to mention that NEPRA Vice President Rafique Ahmed Shaikh, in his dissent note, said that the National Power Control Center (NPCC) had once again failed to comply with NEPRA’s instructions to report the dispatch of generating stations and daily in order of merit. He had said that the constant failure warrants legal action against the NPCC. He said CAPP reported 166 cases of operating the plant in violation of the order of merit due to system constraints that resulted in a financial impact of Rs 1.872 billion during the month of August. 2021.
Such constraints in the transmission system are a failure of relevant entities like NTDC and the financial impact due to such constraints cannot be passed on to consumers, he said in his dissent note.