Monday, December 6, 2021  | 30 Rabiulakhir, 1443
Samaa TV
Facebook Twitter Youtube
HOME > Money

Electricity price goes up by Rs2.5 per unit

Increase is not applicable on K-Electric users

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 27, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Oct 27, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago

Photo: AFP

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has approved the increased kf per unit price of electricity by Rs2.5 for the month of September.

Last week, the Central Power Purchasing Power Agency (CPPA) had requested the regulatory authority to increase the per unit price by Rs2.65.

In September, 13 billion units of electricity were produced at a cost of Rs104 billion, the CPPA said.

According to the CPPA, per unit cost of non-hydel power generation for the month were:

  • Diesel – Rs21.74 per unit
  • Furnace Oil – Rs19.23 per unit
  • LNG – Rs14.91 per unit

Electricity was imported from Iran at a cost of Rs13.11/unit. The line losses are calculated at 20 paisas per unit.

When Nepra inquired on Wednesday about the reasons for the increase in production cost, the National Power Construction Power authorities said that during the month, electricity demand increased by 7%. Due to decrease in gas supply,the electricity was produced using furnace oil which resulted in increased cost, they added.

Following the hearing, the Nepra approved the increase of Rs2.5 per unit. This means power consumers will have to bear the burden of additional Rs38 billion.

The increase, however, will not be applicable on K-Electric users.

Follow SAMAA English on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 
HOME  
 
 

Tell us what you think:

Your email address will not be published.

FaceBook WhatsApp
 

 
 
power tariff, electricity tariff, Wapda, Nepra, CPPA
 

MOST READ
MOST READ
No CNG for Punjab, KP after Sindh and Balochistan
 
 
 
 
 
About Us   |   Anchor Profiles   |   Online Advertising   |   Contact Us   |   Feedback   |   Apps   |   FAQs   |   Authors   |   Comment Policy
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram   |   YouTube   |   WhatsApp