NEPRA okays 8 paisa cut in power tariff



ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved reduction in power tariff by 8 paisa per unit on account of monthly fuel price adjustment and has sought detailed report on tall claims of the government pertaining to increase power generation. 
The reduction in price was made on Wednesday for the month of June during a hearing which was held on the request of Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA).
According to NEPRA, the 8 paisa cut in power tariff would not be applicable for lifeline and KESC consumers, and power consumers would get relief in bills for August. It has fixed reference fuel cost at Rs 7.51 per unit for power generation for the month of June. 
Besides reducing the power tariff, NEPRA also sought a detailed report over claims of the incumbent government to enhance power generation. The National Power Control Center (NPCC) has claimed a 13 percent increase in power generation.
NEPRA member Haroonur Rasheed said that the load shedding has increased besides an increase in power generation. “When there is no relief in power price then power consumers should not be burdened,” he said.
The NTDC said about power generation that 16,176MW of electricity was produced last year, while above 15,700MW was generated during the ongoing year.

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