KARACHI, 18 January 2023: K-Electric has requested NEPRA to pass a reduction of PKR 10.26 per unit in customer bills under Fuel Charges Adjustment (FCA) for the month of December 2022. This request has been made under the FCA mechanism governed by NEPRA. The FCA is reviewed every month as per the tariff regime applicable across the country and is usually applicable to the consumer’s bills for one month only.
FCAs are dependent on changes in global prices of fuel and are passed on to consumer bills under the prescribed rules and regulations of NEPRA and the Government of Pakistan. For the past consecutive months, fuels such as RLNG and Furnace Oil have seen a consistent decrease in the global market which is enabling KE to benefit its customer base. This is also possible due to the efficient and effective utilization of KE’s generation fleet to supply energy to Karachi.
The benefit of this reduction is likely to be passed on to customers in February 2023 bills. December’s FCA was lower primarily due to a reduction in prices of RLNG, furnace oil, and power purchased from CPPA-G by 17%, 15%, and 29% respectively as compared to September 2022.
K-Electric (KE) is a public listed company incorporated in Pakistan in 1913 as KESC. Privatized in 2005 KE is the only vertically integrated utility in Pakistan supplying electricity within a 6500 square kilometers territory including Karachi and its adjoining areas. The majority shares (66.4%) of the company are listed in the PSX owned by KES Power, a consortium of investors including Aljomaih Power Limited of Saudi Arabia, National Industries Group (Holding), Kuwait, and the Infrastructure and Growth Capital Fund (IGCF). The Government of Pakistan is also a minority shareholder (24.36%) in the company.