ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved an increase of 89 paisa per unit in the price of electricity.
the NEPRA Authority had held a public hearing on February 25 on the Central Power Purchase Authority’s request for an increase in electricity. Was requested. NEPRA had completed the hearing and reserved its decision in this regard.
NEPRA has approved an increase of 89 paisa per unit in the price of electricity. This will impose an additional burden of Rs 6.90 billion on consumers. This will only apply to March bills, but not to Lifeline and K Electric customers.
It may be recalled that in the hearing held on February 25, NEPRA officials had said that running power plants outside the merit order had imposed an additional burden of Rs 3.90 billion on consumers. The reason for increase in power generation cost was unavailability of gas. , Faced the worst gas shortage in January,
if gas had been available there would not have been a complete blackout on the night of January 9, 450 mmcfd gas was required for power plants in January, 110 to 154 mmc by January 24 HD gas was given, gas supply to power plants was reduced to zero on January 9, due to lack of gas, expensive electricity had to be generated from furnace oil.