On Thursday, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) announced a fuel charges adjustment (FCA) leading to a Rs. 4.12 per unit hike in electricity prices for ex-Wapda distribution companies (DISCOs). This increase will be itemized separately on consumers’ bills, reflecting the units consumed in November 2023. DISCOs will incorporate the fuel charges adjustment related to November 2023 in the billing cycle of January 2024. The augmented rates will apply to all consumer categories, excluding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) and lifeline consumers.

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The reported rise is based on the fuel charges claimed by CPPA-G, indicating a surge of Rs. 4.66 per unit for November 2023. Notably, the power regulator had previously sanctioned a Rs. 3.07 per unit increase in electricity prices through FCA for DISCOs in the preceding month, which was implemented in the billing cycle of December 2023.

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