ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Specialist (NEPRA) has approved a power tariff hike for customers of diverse conveyance companies (DISCOs) and K-Electric, ARY News detailed on Friday.

The regulator informed that the power tariff for K-Electric customers was expanded up to Rs1.38 per unit in terms of fuel cost alteration in February 2022. The sole power dissemination of Karachi had looked for a hike of Rs3.45 per unit from the controller.

The later climb will put a money related burden worth Rs1.58 billion on the K-Electric consumers.

Concurring to the specialist, the fuel cost alteration will be moved to KE buyers in May bills. The choice was taken by the controller on April 4 hearing.

In addition, the NEPRA moreover hiked the tax for other DISCOs up to Rs2.86 per unit in terms of fuel cost alteration after the conveyance companies looked for Rs3.15 per unit increment in power tariff.

The power consumers of other DISCOs will bear the burden of Rs29 billion, barring help. The choice was taken on April 27 hearing by NEPRA.

On April 27, K-Electric, the sole power wholesaler in Karachi, inquired National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to raise the control duty for the metropolitan by Rs5.27 per unit.

The NEPRA shared that the power utility has looked for an increment in tariff beneath fuel alteration charges claiming that it had to utilize costly LNG rather than being given with a guaranteed supply of natural gas.

The Karachi-based power utility had expressed that it gotten less than 50 per cent of its guaranteed gas asset in Walk. “We demanded a supply of 190mmcfd while Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) only provided 86mmcfd,” the K-Electric said including, that in arrange to compensate for the deficiency of natural gas they were given with LNG which is costly.

The regulator, after a beginning appraisal of the information, had concurred to an increment in tariff for K-Electric by Rs4.83 after the sole power supplier in Karachi looked for an increment by Rs5.27 per unit.

The NEPRA chairman encourage said that the increment, in the event that endorsed after other information given by the power utility, will as it were be for the month of Walk.

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