The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority announced a reduction of Rs1.147 per unit in electricity tariff for all distribution companies of Wapda. “The authority has reviewed and assessed a decrease of Rs1.1472 per unit in the applicable tariff for ex-Wapda distribution companies on account of variation in fuel charges for the month of June,” said a notification issued by Nepra. Owing to a fuel charge reduction of “Rs1.473 per unit for the month of June 2013” which “was lower by Rs2.2682 per unit than the increase of Rs1.1209 per unit for the month of May 2013. Therefore, effectively there will be a decrease of Rs2.268 per unit in the bill on account of fuel charges adjustment compared to the month of May 2013”. The major contribution for the tariff reduction comes from better generation by hydropower producers because of improved water availability. The hydropower generation contributed about 41% of the total energy mix during June compared to 32.5% in May resulting in reduced dependence on expensive furnace oil-based thermal power generation.
29 July 2013