Under the FCA, the electricity price for K-Electric (KE) customers has been reduced by 2.15/unit for October; however, it will not apply to lifeline customers, users of less than 300 units, or charging stations for motor vehicles.
Following a public hearing to examine KE’s proposed decrease, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) informed the FCA change on Wednesday.
Engineers Maqsood Anwar Khan and Rafiq Ahmed Shaikh were present during the hearing, which was presided over by NEPRA Chairman Engineer Tauseef H Farooqi.
K-Electric requested a decrease of Rs7.83/unit under the FCA for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2022–23, according to a NEPRA announcement (July-September). K-Electric has further asked for a reduction of Rs1.88/unit under the FCA. However, the regulator determined that the decrease under FCA was really Rs2.15, after digesting all the available data.
According to estimates, this FCA would provide customers with relief of Rs3.59 billion.
According to NEPRA officials, K-Electric generated electricity for itself at a cost of Rs32.96/unit while paying Rs12.1/unit for electricity purchased from CPPA. During the hearing, Chairman NEPRA questioned whether the authority had been informed in advance of the decision to generate electricity from diesel and why it was done in October.