National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has announced a massive increase in the electricity tariff in the country on account of Fuel Charges Adjustment (FCA) for January 2022.
According to the details, NEPRA has increased the electricity tariff by Rs. 5.94 per unit on account of Fuel Charges Adjustment (FCA) for January 2022, which will be implemented in the March 2022 bill.
The increase in the power tariff will apply to all consumer categories of distribution companies, except for lifeline customers of all ex-WAPDA distribution companies (XWDISCOs).
The FCA will be shown separately in the bills for March 2022 on the units billed to consumers in the month of January 2022 and the increase in electricity prices will put a burden of Rs. 58.5 billion on consumers, including General Sales Tax (GST).
It bears mentioning that Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a decrease of Rs. 5 per unit in the electricity tariff alongside a reduction in petrol prices and said that prices of these commodities will remain stable until next budget.