The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has applied for a Rs. 5.62 per unit surge in Electricity prices for consumers of former Wapda Distribution Companies (DISCOs), citing fuel charges adjustment for December 2023. The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has agreed to hold a public hearing on January 31 regarding this request.

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Representing DISCOs, CPPA emphasized in its petition that the cost charged to consumers in December was Rs. 5.4031 per unit, while the actual cost of the energy supplied to DISCOs amounted to Rs. 11.0225 per unit. The proposed increase of Rs. 5.6194 per unit encompasses previous adjustments of Rs. 0.7003 per unit. It is noteworthy that NEPRA had previously approved a Rs. 4.12 per unit hike in electricity prices through fuel charges adjustment (FCA) for DISCOs in November. This increase is set to be reflected in consumers’ bills starting this month, January.

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