Nepra approves Rs2.14/unit cut in power tariff for KE consumers

Nepra hikes power tariff by Rs3.09 per unit

ISLAMABAD: NEPRA has approved to reduce electricity tariff by Rs2.14 per unit for K Electric customers.

The decision to reduce the per unit tariff of electricity for the electricity consumers of Karachi was made in view of the monthly fuel adjustment charges of October. The decision will not apply to K Electric’s Lifeline customers.

With the decision of Nepra, the consumers will get a relief of Rs3.5 billion. The Nepra authority will issue a detailed decision after reviewing the data. Nepra inquired as to why electricity was generated from diesel in October, to which K Electric officials replied that there was a need to generate electricity from diesel due to an emergency.

Earlier in May, Federal Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir has said on the ongoing load shedding in Karachi that he will soon come to Karachi and talk to the K Electric administration.

Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Sheikh telephoned Federal Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir and apprised him of the energy crisis in the province, including load shedding.

On this occasion, Khurram Dastgir said that zero load shedding was left in 2018, the energy crisis will be overcome soon and we will soon come to Karachi and talk to the K Electric management.

Talking to the Federal Minister, Imtiaz Sheikh said that despite K Electric getting additional power from the federation, load shedding is beyond comprehension.

Earlier, K-Electric (KE), the city’s sole power supplier, has extended the duration of loadshedding in different parts of the city amid sweltering weather on Sunday.

KE has increased loadshedding in different parts of the metropolis, saying that the shortfall has reached 300 to 400mws.

The duration of power load-shedding in high-loss areas has been increased up to 12 hours, while the areas exempted from load-shedding were also experiencing power outages.

The areas include, Baldia, Taiser Town, Manghopir, Surani, Malir City, Lines Area, Liaquatabad, Ittihad Town, Mianwali Colony, Qasba Colony, Abu Al Hassan Isphani road, Gulzar Hijri Scheme 33, Korangi, Landhi and other areas are facing loadshedding.