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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…

Legal basis for uniform electricity tariff

For the end consumer in Pakistan, the current tariff structure is uniform throughout the country. Still, it distinguishes between residential, commercial, industrial, agriculture, and customer categories. It is further divided…

Rising electricity tariffs: a fact-sheet

The IMF (International Monetary Fund) conditionalities imposed with the grant of their loan is invariably cited by the incumbent government as the reason for an unending increase in prices of…

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…

Power tariff – a flawed business model

Power tariffs have recently been in the limelight – not for any other issue but for unaffordability of the same. The steep rise during the last two years is of…

Gas tariffs and reforms—II

However, some increase in small and medium category tariff will have to be, willy-nilly, done to cover the costs. In Bangladesh, minimum monthly charge is PkRs 1380-1500 per MMBtu for…

Anatomisation of power tariff

Power Sector as a whole and specifically the electricity tariff is under discussion every day. All and sundry are challenging the validity and veracity of DISCO billing as being patently…