NEPRA raises power tariff by one rupee

Increase comes as a result of the increase in the price of furnace oil.


Express April 28, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday raised the power tariff by one rupee.

Chairman Nepra said that the increase came as a result of the increase in furnace oil price.

The new tariff is expected to be enforced in the coming month’s bills and notifications have been sent to the government for a former approval.

The chairman of Nepra also said that the Ministry of Water and Power should ask the Ministry of Petroleum to increase the quota of gas.

The production of power this month was 6.74 per cent less than that of the corresponding period during 2010.

Load-shedding continues across Pakistan

Load-shedding across the country continued as some parts of the country were without power for 16 to 18 hours in a day.

Lahore is currently facing power trips of up to 12 hours a day, with adjoining areas dealing with 14 hours of load-shedding.

Residents of Rawalpindi are experiencing power outages for one hour after every three hours. Gujarat, Sialkot, Hafizabad and other areas of Southern Punjab are facing power cuts of up to 16 hours.

According to Quetta Electric Supply Corporation (QESCO) load-shedding in Quetta has reached up to eight hours in a day, with rural areas in Balochistan facing up to 14 hours without power.

Electricity shortfall in interior Sindh has exceeded 600 megawatts.

COMMENTS (2)

Billoo Bhaya | 10 years ago | Reply This is GREAT NEWS. You are going to make us squirm, make us sweat, make us tired, make us feel bad, make us scream, make us groan, make us curse, make us cry, make us mad, make us sad and make us hungary and make us... It's like having relations with our spouses when the brain thinks the power is off but the meter is running faster, faster, faster. Oh,Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Engr. Riaz Akbar | 10 years ago | Reply It appears that raising of power tariff by one rupee and load shedding cannot be corelated. When power tariff is increased, it sounds that cost of entire power generation has increased where as it is not the factual position.May I ask this question from NEPRA that imposing of tariff during load shedding is not understood? The plea of NEPRA that cost of furnance oil has increased.In my opion that tariff can only be imposed if full generation is being achieved thus resulting no load shedding. I hope that NEPRA may clarify this imposition of tariff which has become a routine matter. All electric supply companies countrywide are imposing variable loadshedding schedules.
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