NEPRA Introduces Monthly Fixed Charges of Up to Rs. 1000 for Electricity Consumers

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) will start charging fixed fees for home electricity users starting July 1, 2024. The charges will vary from Rs. 200 to Rs. 1,000 per month.

NEPRA Introduces Monthly Fixed Charges of Up to Rs. 1000 for Electricity Consumers

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

The fixed charges depend on how much electricity a household uses each month. Here’s how it works: if you use between 301 to 400 units, you’ll pay Rs. 200 as fixed charges. For 401 to 500 units, the fixed charge is Rs. 400.

If you use between 501 to 600 units, you’ll pay Rs. 600 in fixed charges. For 601 to 700 units, it’s Rs. 800, and if you use more than 700 units a month, the fixed charge is Rs. 1,000.

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

At present, the cost of electricity units includes 72 percent fixed charges and 28 percent variable charges. However, fixed charges contribute only 2 percent to the revenue, while variable charges make up 98 percent. NEPRA’s goal is to adjust this balance, and the introduction of new fixed charges is a move towards achieving that objective.

The government intends to request NEPRA for a consistent tariff for the fiscal year 2025. NEPRA has already decided to raise the base tariff to Rs. 5.72 per unit for FY25, increasing the new base tariff to Rs. 35.50 per unit from Rs. 29.78 per unit in FY24.

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With this new tariff structure, the power sector anticipates generating revenue exceeding Rs. 3.763 trillion from consumers in FY25.

Waqas Anjum
I am a Pakistani blogger, I love to write educational articles. my goal is to help my Pakistani students.

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