ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The National Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has accorded approval to reduction of power tariff by Rs4.11 per unit under Fuel Adjustment Surcharge (FAS) from the month of January.

The application filed by Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) recommending reduction in power tariff under FAS came up for hearing in NEPRA headquarters yesterday.

The NEPRA has accorded approval to scale down power tariff on CPPA plea. The reduction has been allowed in FAS for the month of January. The relief of reduction in tariff will be provided to the consumers in the billing for the month of February.

The reduction in tariff will not apply to K-electric and the consumers using less than 200 units electricity per month.

The authority said that tariff cuts will afford relief amounting to Rs20 billion to the power consumers.