Amid the rising inflation in the country, the Pakistan government has once again raised the electricity price by PKR 7.91 per unit under a “uniform national tariff”.
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday approved the notification of an Rs7.91 per unit rise in the “uniform national rate” and its application in three phases, moving quickly to satisfy an IMF need for an economic bailout.
On July 20, the Nepra held a public hearing on the government’s request. Within 48 hours, it had been accepted without any changes. An announcement stated that “the authority [Nepra] has approved the federal government’s request.” The Discos would now get the notification from the Power Division, which would be put into effect right away.
According to the request, the consumer-end tariff will be raised in three phases: July, August through September, and beginning in October. For the protected group of customers (101-200 units per month) and lifeline (up to 100 units) consumers, no increase has been suggested, it was said.
The ruling would be applicable with the government notification, according to the Nepra release. As a result, the average tariff rise would take effect at a rate of Rs3.50 per unit during the current billing cycle, then at the second rate of Rs3.50 per unit for the August-September billing cycle, and finally at a final rate of 91 paise per unit for October. The pricing would be imposed uniformly throughout the nation, including K-Electric.