NEPRA has approved an increase of Rs 1.38 per unit in electricity prices in July in terms of monthly fuel adjustment charges, which will be applicable to September 2021 bills.
Islamabad: According to the notification issued by NEPRA, an increase of Rs. 1.38 per unit in electricity has been approved.
The notification said that an increase of Rs 1.47 per unit was requested by the Central Power Purchasing Agency and the authority had held a public hearing on September 1, 2021, at FCA, in the light of which it was decided to increase the price. ۔
According to the notification, the increase in electricity price will be applicable only on the bills for the month of September and it will be applicable to all the customers of Discoz except the lifeline customers.
The fuel price adjustment will not be applicable to K-Electric consumers, according to this notification,
It may be recalled that earlier a new scandal of violation of National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) rules had come to light. An investigation by private TV channel Geo News found that millions of consumers in Multan, Sukkur, Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Gujranwala, and Faisalabad had to pay their electricity bills within 31 days. Instead, it was sent several times on a 37-day basis.
According to the report, the highest electricity bill used in 37 days during these 8 months was sent by Multan power company MEPCO. The bill for 300 units in 31 days is Rs. 3200, so an increase of just one day adds Rs. 600 to the bills.
It should be noted that in this way the bill will be based on the higher rate slab and the consumer will have to pay more. According to the research, from January 2021 till now Faisalabad Electric Supply Company FESCO, Hyderabad Electric Supply Company HESCO, Multan Electric Supply The company MEPCO, Gujranwala Electric Supply Company GEPCO, and Sukkur Electric Supply Company SEPCO sent bills to their customers one or more times for a period of more than the stipulated 31 days.
Some of these companies even sent bills for 35 to 37 days, which is a clear violation of NEPRA’s rule that electricity distribution companies can only send a maximum of 31 days of used electricity bill in a month.