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Restructuring electricity tariffs

The power value chain is a labyrinth, where an intervention at one end can result in a mix of intended and unintended consequences at the other. Electricity tariffs at the…

The macroeconomics of electricity tariffs

In Pakistan, the landscape of power tariffs is shaped significantly by the framework of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and is directly connected to macroeconomics. Under these agreements, the costs associated…

Electricity tariffs

In Pakistan, it is a known fact that electricity is costly as compared to other countries of the region and its cost is ever inflating, but it is not the…

A plan for electricity prices

There is a new government in place. Similar to previous governments, this one also does not have any plan in place to arrest economic stagnation, and move towards any modicum…

Renewable electricity revolution

Pakistan has the potential to double its electrical power generation per capita within three to five years and simultaneously achieve stable and reduced electricity prices. The country’s entire national electricity…

Tackling the electricity challenge

Pakistan is once again facing a shortfall of electricity in winter. Last year, there was a nationwide electricity blackout on account of similar issues. It then becomes essential to discuss…

Doing away with GST on electricity?

It is already happening what was expected. People have come out against rising electricity bills. Protests may convert into anarchy. Does government have some immediate remedy? Although, problems are of…

Reducing rising electricity tariff?—II

LIBOR has gone up; thus a case for reduction of this margin suitably. Second solution is increase in the repayment period. In the power sector, debt servicing is cash based…

Reducing rising electricity tariff?-I

NEPRA (National Electric Power Authority) has increased electricity base tariff by Rs 4.96 per unit from Rs 24.82 per unit to Rs 29.78 per unit. It is a 20% increase…