- CPPA files application with NEPRA seeking power tariff increase by Rs4.69 per unit.
- Consumers will suffer extra burden of more than Rs65 billion as a result of the increase.
- The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) will take up CPPA’s request on August 31.
ISLAMABAD: Electricity is likely to become more expensive as the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has filed an application with NEPRA seeking power tariff increase by Rs4.69 paisas per unit.
In order to account for the monthly fuel adjustment for July, the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has requested in writing to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) that the price of electricity be raised by Rs4.69 per unit.
On August 31, the NEPRA will take up the CPPA’s request. Consumers will suffer an extra burden of more than Rs65 billion as a result of the increase.
According to the CPPA, in July, water generated 35.17 percent of the electricity, 12.74 percent from coal, 1.46 percent from diesel, and 6.42 percent from furnace oil.
The cost of energy produced using diesel was Rs27.88 per unit, while power produced using furnace oil cost Rs35.69 per unit, according to the CPPA.
A total of 13 billion 76 crore units of electricity were produced in July, according to the CPPA, with the reference cost for that month set at Rs6.28 pence per unit and the production cost of power at Rs10.98 pence per unit.