Nepra okays Rs1.95/unit hike in power tariff

Staff Reporter

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday approved an increase of Rs1.95 per unit in the power tariff, putting an additional burden of Rs200 billion on consumers.

According to the power regulator, the tariff hike will be applicable to all consumers including lifeline consumers using 50 units in a month. The approval came on a federal government request for application of uniform schedule of tariff for all distribution companies of ex-Wapda along with “targeted tariff differential subsidy of Rs185 billion” to ensure uniform tariff.