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NEPRA approves tariff relief for K-Electric consumers

— Reuters/File
— Reuters/File

  • Consumers will get a relief of Rs3.3 billion due to a reduction in electricity rates.
  • NEPRA approves a Rs2.59 per kWh decrease for December 2021. 
  • The relief will be given to the consumers in the bills of March 2022.


The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) — the country’s power regulator — has approved a relief in electricity rates on account of fuel charges adjustments (FCA) for the consumers of K-Electric.

The consumers will get a relief of Rs3.3 billion due to a reduction in electricity rates on account of fuel charges adjustments.

According to a statement issued in this regard, the authority has approved a negative of Rs2.59 per kWh for the month of December 2021.

The relief will be given to the consumers in the bills of March 2022.

The regulatory authority, however, mentioned that the FCAs shall apply to all the consumer categories, except lifeline consumers, domestic consumers consuming up to 300 units and agriculture consumers of K-Electric.

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“It is hereby clarified that negative adjustment on account of monthly FCA is also applicable to the domestic consumers having Time of Use (ToU) metres irrespective of their consumption level,” the statement read.

It is pertinent to mention here that in case, the incremental industrial and winter incentive package becomes applicable in K-Electric, the amount of negative FCA allowed to such consumers would be adjusted in the subsequent adjustments of K-Electric.

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"The said adjustment shall be shown separately in the consumers’ bills on the basis of units billed to the consumers in the month to which the adjustment pertains," the statement said.

Earlier, the NEPRA had approved to reduce per-unit cost of electricity by Rs0.76 on account of FCA for November 2021.

The regulatory had approved a Rs0.7591 per kWh decrease in power tariff on account of the November FCA.

According to a notification issued in this regard, the relief was to be given to the consumers in the bills of February 2022.