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The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) is introducing fixed charges for residential consumers, ranging from Rs. 200 to Rs. 1,000 per month, effective July 1, 2024.

Residential Consumers

Units consumed (GWh) Fixed Charge(s)
301-400 units/month Rs. 200/month
401-500 units/month Rs. 400/month
501-600 units/month Rs. 600/month
601-700 units/month Rs. 800/month
Above 700 units/month Rs. 1,000/month
ToU meter users Rs. 1,000/month

Commercial Consumers

Load less than 5kW Rs. 1,000 per month
Load of 5kW and above increased from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2,000 per month


Industrial Consumers

B1 category (up to 25kW, ToU metering) Rs. 1,000 per month
B2 category (up to 500kW) increased from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2,000 per month
B3 category (5,000kW) increased from Rs. 460 to Rs. 2,000 per month
B4 category (all loads) increased from Rs. 440 to Rs. 2,000 per month

Currently, the electricity cost structure consists of 72 percent fixed charges and 28 percent variable charges. However, fixed charges contribute only 2 percent to the revenue, with variable charges accounting for 98 percent. NEPRA’s new fixed charges aim to shift this balance.

Additionally, the government plans to request NEPRA for a uniform tariff for FY25. NEPRA has already approved an increase in the base tariff for FY25 by Rs. 5.72 per unit, setting the new base tariff at Rs. 35.50 per unit, up from Rs. 29.78 per unit in FY24.

With this new tariff structure, the power sector is expected to generate over Rs. 3.763 trillion in revenue from consumers in FY25.

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