Electricity prices increased by Rs1.66 per unit.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved to increase electricity prices by Rs1.66 per unit, Dunya News reported on Wednesday.

According to details, the rates have been surged for one month under fuel adjustment of August. The hike will put additional burden of Rs22.60 billion on the consumers.

According to the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA), 40.33 percent electricity was produced from hydropower plants in August, 22.89 percent from imported LNG, 13.34 percent from coal, 11.87 percent from local gas, 4.66 percent from atomic sources and 3.60 percent from furnace oil.

NEPRA case officer maintained that Rs 3.4 billion could have been saved by using coal power plants for electricity production.