Nepra has approved a Rs9.66 per unit increase in K-Electric’s tariff.

According to Aaj News, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) approved a Rs9.66 per unit increase in K-power Electric’s tariff for May 2022 due to fuel cost adjustment (FCA). Following due diligence, Nepra will issue the notification.

K-Electric wanted an increase of Rs11.34 per unit in order to pass on a Rs22.65 billion financial burden to consumers in May 2022.

During a hearing, Nepra officials questioned why K-Electric was not purchasing cheaper electricity and offered to help K-Electric connect with the provincial and federal governments for this purpose.


Nepra questioned as to why K-Electric was not using the cheap oil it had purchased for power generation.

Power distributor officials responded that the entity was providing electricity during peak hours, which are from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM, and that the power tariff is significantly higher during these hours.

According to K-Electric, the FCA calculation for May 2022 is based on CPPA-G’s requested  monthly rate and is subject to adjustment based on Nepra’s determination.

In its FCA adjustment request, the power utility informed the regulator that its dispatches are based on economic merit order (EMO) from its own generating units (with available fuel resources) and import from external sources.

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