The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Thursday notified of an increase of Rs. 11.10 per unit in the power tariff for K-Electric consumers on account of the Fuel Charges Adjustment (FCA) for June 2022 despite the worsening power outages plaguing the metropolis.
According to the details, the Fuel Charges Adjustment (FCA) for the units billed during June 2022 will be charged in two installments with the bills for August and September 2022, which will be paid by all K-Electric consumer categories, except the lifeline customers.
The regulator clarified that a total FCA of Rs. 10.11 per kWh, an amount of Rs. 3.01 per kWh shall be charged in the billing month of August and Rs. 8.09 per kWh in the billing month of September.
The hike in the power tariff for K-Electric will put an extra burden of Rs. 25 billion on electricity consumers in Karachi.
It is pertinent to mention that in June, NEPRA had approved an increase in the power tariff by Rs. 7.9078/kWh for the next fiscal year 2022-23 increasing the burden of inflation on the people.
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