NEPRA Imposes Fixed Charges of Up to Rs. 1,000 Per Month on Electricity Consumers

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has imposed fixed charges ranging from Rs. 200 to Rs. 1,000 per month for residential consumers set to take effect on 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 cost of electricity units comprises 72 percent fixed charges and 28 percent variable charges. Fixed charges only account for 2 percent of revenue, with variable charges making up 98 percent. NEPRA aims to change this and the new fixed charges are a step in that direction.

The government plans to approach NEPRA for a uniform tariff for FY25. The power regulator has already determined an increase in the base tariff for FY25 to Rs. 5.72 per unit which will set the new base tariff at Rs. 35.50 per unit, up from Rs. 29.78 per unit in FY24.

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

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  • Wow . After increasing charges every month . Now fixed charges on top of already fixed charges.

    This is why pakistan is going down. No saving it. No matter what u try . U can’t save it.

    Inflation won’t decrease
    Burdens won’t stop
    Nepra can’t stop IPPs from charging despite less demand

    Pakistan . It was nice knowing you.

  • Most IPPs are owned by Sharifs and Zardari. They have literally sucked this country dry. Pakistan was going up before this leech, Nawaz Sharif, came onto the political scene. And Pakistan has been in a constant nosedive up till now. Sharif has leeched onto the economy of this country in such a way that the country has gone bankrupt. IPPS are blood sucker leeches on this economy.

  • NEPRA is acting like bitch of these IPP’s. Accept every demand without any objection. Never think about consumers.

  • People are much worried by high electricity bills,the poor people and jobless are facing up untold misery already,but many kinds of charges or raising the amount of bills is nothing but asile t killer,it’s requested to government to bring down the rate of ills so that people will appreciate the government

  • in the background IPPs pay some of the money to whoever is in power… including zardari and nawaz party . alot of retired and serving chief and top officers also paid. all paid abroad

  • Peoples didn’t react when OGRA imposed such fixed charges on gas bills. Therefore, now they have imposed it on electricity.

  • dear nepra chariman saab..aap logoon ka dil nahi bahr raha taxes per taxes laga ky ..hum gareeb awam ko 1 hi dfa maar dein taky humari is azab numa zindagi se jaan chutt jae..well done nd carry on mazeed taxes lgaty jayain Allah humari in nikamy hukmrano aur policy makers se jald jaan churae Ameen


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