Just mere days after the government imposed a 30 paisa per unit surcharge, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) allowed yesterday, a 53 paisa per unit increase in electricity tariff for all distribution companies, except K-Electric.
The consumers will now have to pay an additional 83 paisa per unit in the billing month of December. The 30 paisa equalisation surcharge came into force on Oct 3 through a notification which was not made public and consumers will find it in their bills next month.
Nepra allowed the 53 paisa increase under automatic fuel adjustment for power generated in September. The increase was allowed at a public hearing presided over by Nepra’s acting Chairman Habibullah Khilji on a petition filed by Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA).
The equalisation surcharge is a permanent feature built into the base consumer tariff while the increase allowed by Nepra is based on monthly fuel adjustment that changes depending on energy mix and international oil prices.