Electricity Tariff increased for the consumers by Govt.

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KARACHI: The Ministry of Water & Power has notified the revised schedule of electricity tariff for distribution companies and the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC). The tariff for consumers of Karachi has been increased by an average 15 percent.

According to the revised schedule for KESC notified via 697(I)/2013, the per unit (kWh) electricity charges for residential consumers would be Rs2.0 per unit for consumption up to 50 units, which earlier was Rs1.87; Rs5.79/unit for consumption exceeding 50 units i.e. 1-100 units from Rs4.54 earlier; Rs8.11/unit for consumption of 101-300 units increased from Rs6.86 earlier; Rs12.33/unit for consumption of 301-700 units from Rs11.08 earlier and Rs15.07/unit for consumption above 700 units, which was 13.82. These tariffs are applicable for sanctioned load less than 5kW.

For sanctioned load of 5kW and above the tariff has been increase to Rs13.99/unit from Rs12.74 in the peak hours and to Rs8.22/unit from Rs6.97 earlier in off-peak hours.

The minimum monthly customer charge has been maintained at Rs75 per consumer for single phase connection and Rs150 for three-phase connection.
As per the revised tariff for commercial consumers, the rate of electricity per unit ahs been increased to Rs18 from Rs13.52 for sanctioned load less than 5kW, tariff is increased to Rs16/unit from Rs8.47 earlier for sanctioned load of 5kW & above.

The tariff applicable during peak hours would be Rs18/ unit compared with Rs11.95 earlier and Rs12.50/unit compared with Rs6.76 earlier during the off-peak hours.

The fixed charges per kW/month for commercial consumers have also been increased to Rs400 from Rs367 earlier.

The new industrial supply tariff has been increased to Rs14.5/unit from Rs9.26 for sanctioned load less than 5kw (at 400/230 volts) while peak-hour tariff is Rs16.21 and Rs12.83 during off-peak hour; Rs14/unit from Rs7.89/unit for sanctioned load of 5-500kW (at 400 volts); Rs15.39 from Rs7.96 earlier for all loads up to 5000kW (at 1,133kv).

The tariff for all loads up to 5000kW (at 66,132kv & above) has been increased to Rs15.39/unit from Rs7.40 earlier.

The peak-hours tariff for all categories would be Rs18/unit while off-peak tariff would range from Rs12.3/unit to Rs12.1/unit. 

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The agricultural tariff has been increased from Rs5.52/unit earlier to Rs10/unit with fixed kW/month charges increasing to Rs200 from Rs105 earlier.

The tariff during peak-hours would be Rs19.22 compared with Rs10.51 earlier and Rs11.22 during off-peak hours compared with Rs4.73 earlier.
According to the uniform revised schedule for Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO), Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO), Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO), Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO), Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO), Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO), Multan Electric Power Company and Sukkur Electric Power Company (SEPCO) to be paid by the consumers to these distribution companies, the per unit (kWh) electricity charges for residential consumers would be Rs2.0 for consumption up to 50 units; Rs5.79/unit for consumption exceeding 50 units i.e. 1-100 units; Rs8.11/unit for consumption of 101-300 units; Rs12.33/unit for consumption of 301-700 units and Rs15.07/unit for consumption above 700 units. These tariffs are applicable for sanctioned load less than 5kW.
For sanctioned load of 5kW and above the tariff has been increase to Rs13.99/unit in the peak hours and to Rs8.22/unit in off-peak hours.
The minimum monthly customer charge has been maintained at Rs75 per consumer for single phase connection and Rs150 for three-phase connection.
As per the revised tariff for commercial consumers, the rate of electricity per unit has been increased to Rs18 for sanctioned load less than 5kW, tariff is increased to Rs16/unit for sanctioned load of 5kW & above.

The tariff applicable during peak hours would be Rs18/ unit and Rs12.50/unit during the off-peak hours.

The fixed charges per kW/month for commercial consumers have also been increased to Rs400.

The new industrial supply tariff has been increased to Rs14.5/unit for sanctioned load up to 25kw (at 400/230 volts); Rs14/unit for sanctioned load of 25-500kW (at 400 volts).

The peak-hours tariff for all categories would be Rs18/unit while off-peak tariff would range from Rs12.5/unit to Rs12.1/unit. 

The agricultural tariff has been increased to Rs10/unit for SCARP less than 5kW and Rs6.77 for agriculture tube wells with fixed kW/month charges increasing to Rs200.

The tariff during peak-hours would be Rs13 and Rs8.0 during off-peak hours.
Tariff for single-point supply for purchase in bulk, temporary supply tariffs, seasonal industrial supply tariff, public lighting tariff and tariff for residential colonies attached to industrial premises have also been revised.

It may be mentioned here that the difference between the relevant rates determined by National Electric Power Company (NEPRA) and the rates charged by the distribution companies from the consumers shall be paid to these distribution companies by the federal government.