The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday approved an increase of Rs3.99 per unit in the power tariff on account of fuel cost adjustment (FCA) for the month of April 2022.
According to the facts, this move will impose an additional cost of Rs51 billion on electricity consumers, but K-electric and lifeline users will be exempt from the price hike.
The proposal to raise the price of power tarrif by Rs 4.5 per unit was the subject of a hearing before NEPRA. When requesting for the April fuel price adjustment, the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) said that 12.55 billion units of energy were generated last month.
According to sources Pakistan’s electricity shortages have worsened, with power outages reaching 7000 MW.
According to official figures, the country’s electricity generation capacity is 21,200 MW, while demand is 28,200 MW.
According to reports, all of the main cities are without power.