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Nepra tells Discos to reduce tariffs

Tariff down Rs2.09 during 4mth: Spokesman
ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has directed all the power distribution companies to reduce their tariffs by Rs1.08 per unit whereas Rs0.46 for KESC. This has been learnt from a circular issued by Nepra here in Islamabad on Wednesday.
According to details, this decision has been taken in monthly fuel adjustment surcharges from the month of November which will be applicable on consumers.
Decision has been taken after publicly hearing complaints regarding monthly fuel adjustments in power tariffs.
After hearing, Nepra decided to reduce the power tariff by Rs1.08 for all distribution companies whereas for KESC this reduction will be Rs0.46 per unit, which will be applicable from month of November.
Meanwhile a spokesman of the ministry of water and power said that government has taken all the possible steps in power tariff reduction and provided maximum relief of Rs2.09 per unit to the consumers during the last four month. Spokesman stated that under the monthly fuel price adjustment, 33 paisas per unit were reduced in August, 36 paisas per unit in September, 32 paisas in October and Re 1.08 per unit in November, 2010. Thus the total reduction during the last four month is calculated to Rs2.09 per unit which is major reduction. The reduction in the per unit prices during the last three months (August-October) under the monthly adjustment has already been passed on to the consumers and the relief for the month of November will be given in the forthcoming electricity bills Furthermore, minister for water and power, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in a press statement said that the government is determining to provide relief to the consumers in the electricity tariff. He said that all the resources are being utilised to generate cheaper electricity sources. He said that the government had decided to change its present energy mix to enhance hydel, coal and power generation. -Agencies


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