The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has allowed the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) to increase power tariff by Rs2.65 per unit, under the quarterly and monthly fuel price variation adjustment formula.
A copy of the decision has been sent to the federal government for issuance of a gazette notification.
Nepra, however, did not announce its decision on KESC’s application for a 53.15 paisa per unit increase under the fuel price variation adjustment formula for February, though it is expected that the regulator will also allow the increase.
Nepra officials told The Express Tribune that the authority has permitted KESC a tariff increase of 84.89 paisa per unit for January, as well as an increase of Rs1.8 per unit for the October-December 2010 quarter.
The decision will be implemented after issuance of the notification by the federal government and will be applicable to all consumers utilising over 50 units per month.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 21st, 2011.