The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has approved a hike in the power tariff of Rs3.75 per unit for the residents of Karachi (K-Electric consumers), according to a notification issued on Tuesday by the authority.
The increase in electricity prices is in line with the September monthly fuel adjustment. The price hike is not applicable to lifeline users.
The notification stated that the adjustments will be collected in December bills.
It read, “While effecting the Fuel Adjustment Charges, K-Electric shall keep in view and strictly comply with the orders of the courts notwithstanding this order”.
Previously, K-Electric sought an increase of Rs1.38 per unit in its tariff on account of the fuel cost adjustment for October 2021.
Nepra Chairman Tauseef Farooqi on Thursday chaired over a hearing that reviewed the petition.
A petition was published in newspapers seeking a hike of Rs0.29 per unit in K-Electric’s tariff.
During the hearing, a request was made to increase the price of electricity by Rs1.38 per unit.
“Now ground realities have changed,” Farooqi said during the public hearing. “If fuel becomes expensive, the burden will be borne by consumers,” he added.
The increase in fuel prices has impacted the entire nation.