The meeting to discuss the Central Power Purchasing Agency’s (CPPA) appeal to lower the power rate was presided over by Chairman NEPRA.
NEPRA authorised a decrease in the power tariff during the hearing today, and the 18.7 billion in relief will be reflected in bills for February.
However, NEPRA insisted that K-Electric and lifeline customers will not have their electricity rates reduced. A thorough conclusion will be made public later by the power regulator.
The CPPA-G was previously held accountable for load shedding across the nation in a meeting called by Nepra because it failed to pay power plants for fuel, causing them to shut down. Due to a shortfall of up to 5000 MW, the nation may experience load shedding for up to 6 to 10 hours every day.