KESC rates up by 18 paisas per unit

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ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has raised the electricity tariff for the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) by 18 paisas per unit, said sources.

The regulator has increased the tariff for the KESC for the month of June under the head of monthly fuel adjustment mechanism, they said. The Nepra had reserved its verdict on August 31 after hearing the petition of the KESC.

The KESC had sold out 1.472 billion units of electricity to its consumers in the month of June. The fuel cost of Rs258 million was incurred in June on the generation of electricity for consumers. The lifeline consumers who consume 50 units per month will not have any impact of the raise, they said.

According to the Nepraspokesman, the Islamabad High Court has issued a stay order on the implementation of monthly fuel adjustment mechanism, owing to which the regulatory authority did not issue the notification. Once the detailed judgment of the IHC gets released, then the Nepra will issue the notification, said the sources.

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