ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the National Electric Electricity Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) approved the federal government’s request to increase the base electricity tariff by Rs7.5 per unit.
Following approval of the significant increase in the base power rate, the regulatory authority referred the case to the federal government for notification.
Following the publication of the notification, the power rate increase will go into effect on July 1.
Lifeline customers will be spared from the current power tariff increase. The protected users who use 200 units per month will not be affected by the basic rate increase.
The power cost would be raised to Rs16.48 per unit after a Rs3 increase for those consuming up to 100 units each month.
The rate for consuming 101 to 200 units would be hiked by Rs4, bringing it to Rs22.95 per unit.
The rate for consuming 201 to 300 units would be hiked by Rs5, bringing it to Rs27.14 per unit.
The rate for consuming 301 to 400 units would be hiked by Rs6.5, bringing it to Rs32.03 per unit.
The rate for consuming 401 to 500 units would be hiked by Rs7.5, bringing it to Rs35.24 per unit.
The rate for consuming 501 to 600 units would be hiked by Rs7.5, bringing it to Rs36.66 per unit.
The cost would be hiked by Rs7.5 for consumption of electricity beyond 700 units, bringing it to Rs42.72 per unit.
After adding sales tax, the maximum amount per unit will be Rs50.41.
The per unit power tariff, Rs3.95, will remain the same for lifeline customers who use 50 units each month.
The per-unit power rate of Rs7.74 would remain the same for lifeline customers who use 51 to 100 units per month.
The monthly cost per unit for protected consumers using 1 to 100 units is Rs7.74, while the monthly cost per unit for protected consumers using 101 to 200 units is Rs10.06.