PDM govt increased power tariff up to Rs18.39 per unit

PDM govt increased power tariff up to Rs18.39 per unit

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Hikes introduced in July, August, October 2022 and July 2023

LAHORE (Dunya Investigation Cell) – The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) government raised the basic electricity tariffs four times since the coalition partners assumed the charge in April last year.

The basic electricity tariffs have been raised up to Rs18.39 per unit from April 2022 to till date.

According to Nepra documents, the PDM-led government increased the basic electricity tariff in July, August, October 2022 and July 22, 2023.

From July 1, 2022, the hike in basic electricity tariff by Nepra was Rs4.06 for domestic consumers with 100 units, Rs2.69 for consumers with 101 to 200 units, Rs3.21 for consumers with 201 to 300 units, Rs0.51 for consumers from 401 to 500 units, Rs1.43 for consumers from 501 to 600 units, Rs2.07 for consumers from 601 to 700 units and Rs3.39 for consuming more than 700 units of electricity.

Interestingly, in July 2022, the Nepra reduced the basic electricity tariff from Rs21.33 to Rs20.28 per unit for consumers using 300 to 400 units.

The second increase in the basic electricity tariff was undertaken in August 2022, when the price of electricity was increased by Rs4.43 per unit.

In August 2022, the Nepra maintained the electricity tariff for domestic consumers with 100 units at Rs13.48 per unit, while it increased the tariff for Rs4.15 for consumers between 101 and 200 units, Rs4.43 has been increased for customers up 201 to 300 units.

Similarly, the basic electricity tariff for consumers of 301 to 400 units, 401 to 500 units, 501 to 600 units and 601 to 700 units was increased by Rs4.35 while Rs3.40 was hiked for those who consumed more than 700 units.

The electricity tariff prices were hiked for the third time in October 2022, when the price of electricity was increased by Rs4.10 per unit. As for the October 2022, increase in the basic electricity tariff by Nepra, the electricity tariff for domestic consumers with 100 units has been maintained at Rs13.48 per unit, and Rs0.37 for consumers with 101 to 200 units, Rs0.67 for consumers with 201 to 300 units, Rs0.67 for consumers with 301 to 400 units, Rs0.90 for 401 to 500 units, Rs1.65 for 501 to 600 units, Rs2.15 for 601 to 700 units and Rs2.65 for consumers with more than 700 units Rs4.10 were added to the unit.

The PDM government recently increased the basic electricity prices for the fourth time by up to Rs7.50 per unit on July 22, 2023. Nepra increased the electricity tarrif by Rs3 for domestic consumers with 100 units, Rs4 for consumers with 101 to 200 units, Rs4 for consumers with 201 to 300 units, Rs6.50 for consumers with 301 to 400 units, while Rs7.50 per unit of electricity for consumers consuming 401 to 500 units, 501 to 600 units, 601 to 700 units and more than 700 units.

Thus, the basic electricity tariff has been increased by a total of Rs18.39 per unit since the PDM coalition government came to power.

Overall from April 11, 2022 till now, the total increase in basic electricity tariff is Rs7.06 for domestic consumers up to 100 units, Rs11.21 for consumers from 101 to 200 units, Rs11.21 for consumers from 201 to 300 units. Rs10.80 for consumers from 301 to 400 units, Rs14.01 for consumers from 401 to 500 units, Rs15.43 for consumers from 501 to 600 units, Rs16.57 for consumers from 601 to 700 units and a total of Rs 18.39 per unit of electricity has been increased for consumers consuming more than 700 units of electricity.
 




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