Electricity prices increased by 55 paisas per unit


ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday approved an increase in electricity prices by 55 paisas per unit.

The decision has been made under April’s fuel price adjustment. An additional burden of Rs5.20 billion will be put on the consumers after the hike in the prices.

According to NEPRA, the Re-Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) based power plants were not used in April.

According to the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA), 22.94 per cent electricity was produced from hydel resources in April, 10.34 per cent from coal, 18.24 per cent from local gas, 30.83 per cent from imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 7.67 per cent from atomic resources.

The surge in prices will not be charged from lifeline, K-Electric and agricultural consumers. The rest will be charged in bills of the upcoming month.