The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has allowed power distribution companies (Discos) to increase electricity tariff by Rs1.006 per unit on account of fuel adjustment charges. The hike in tariff will be reflected in bills of ongoing month of May.
In another decision, Nepra has allowed the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) to increase power tariff by 53 paisa per unit in order to make adjustment for variation in fuel charges. The new tariff will be applicable to all categories except for lifeline consumers.
In case of Discos, Nepra observed that actual fuel charges increased by Rs1.0489 per kilowatt hour (kwh) to Rs7.1656/kwh for March compared to reference fuel charges of Rs6.1167/kwh.
Nepra noted that during March the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) claimed transmission losses of 3.08 per cent against determined losses of 2.5 per cent. Nepra observed that the transmission losses, claimed by NTDC, were not consistent with the authority’s determination and therefore could not be passed on to consumers.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2011.
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