ISLAMABAD, Aug 9: Consumers of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) will pay Rs2.13 per unit more as the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority has increased its tariff for the Jan–March 2012 quarter.
At a hearing, the KESC told Nepra that furnace oil rates had increased by 11 per cent from Rs64,745.94 per ton in December last year to Rs71,843.20 in March this year.
Similarly, the dependence on furnace oil for power generation also increased during the period by 93 per cent from 55 GWh (gigawatt hours) in December to around 105 GWh in March.
The other reason for increasing tariff is higher power purchase cost for KESC from the National Transmission and Distribution Company (NTDC).
The increase will not be applicable to life-line consumers who utilise up to 50 units in a month.