Electricity per unit price in Pakistan: is divided into different categories. For example Residential, Commercial, Industry, and Agriculture. The Residential electricity unit rate is low compared to other categories.
The electricity unit rate in Pakistan has highly increased in the past few years. The reason is an increase in fuel prices, de valuation of Pakistani rupees, IMF loan and not enough Dams to produce the Hydro Electricity to fulfill our requirements.
Electricity unit rate today in Pakistan April 2023
|Electricity Price||Household, kWh||Business, kWh|
1. Domestic Electricity per unit Price
|Number of Unite||Price Per Unit (kWh)|
|Less than 50||Rs. 2|
|From 51 to 100 units||Rs. 7.26|
|From 101 to 200 units||Rs. 9.78|
|From 201 to 300 units||Rs. 12.25|
|From 3001 to 700 units||Rs. 20.92|
|Above 700 units||Rs. 23.92|
2. Commercial Electricity per unit Price
|Load Type||Per Unit Price|
|Less than 5kW||Rs. 20.6|
|Above than 5kW||Rs. 24.1|
Electricity Saving tips:
- A good Pakistani brand company’s fans can save 40% of energy.
- Do not use high power consumption eclectic devices in peak hours (5 PM to 10 PM )
- Use 0.9 power factor Led light that will help to save energy.
- Ensure proper sealing of Door and Windows and try to use light color paint in interior houses.
- If you are using Air Conditioner in Summer then DC inverter Air Conditioner is the best option to save more E-energy.
Electricity is very costly in Pakistan. There are many reasons, After 1965 there is no one big Hydro Dam is constructed. To fulfill the gap in supply and Demand of electricity, Gov of Pakistan starts many power plants to generate electricity directly from fuel, coal, and gas, So with the increase of fuel price and De valuation of Pakistani rupees directly affect electricity cost.
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The Role of NEPRA(National Electric Power Regulatory Authority) in Pakistan
- NEPRA ensures the Tarrif, Price, charges and other terms and conditions for the companies of Generation, Transmission and distribution of electricity.
- NEPRA provides the final report on increase or decrease in electricity to Federal Government.
- NEPRA issues license to power companies and implement the laws and rules to those companies.
The Role of WAPDA(Water and Power Development Authority) in Pakistan
- WAPDA supplies Electricity and water in Pakistan. there are many sub-companies are working under WAPDA like Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) to provide water and Electricity to different areas in Pakistan.
- These sub-companies collect bills from consumers.
- WAPDA set rules and regulations for the sub companies.
The charges Included in the Electricity bills in Pakistan:
The main two types of charges are added to the electricity bills.
1. Electric Supply Company Charges:
- Cost of Units Consumed as per unit rate
- Meter rent (not applicable to everyone)
- Service rent (not applicable to everyone)
- Fuel Price Adjustment
- C Surcharge
- R Surcharge
- QTR Tarrif ADJ/DMC
2. Government Charges:
- Electricity Duty
- TV Fee
- General Sales Tax (GST)
The Main Electricity Production Resources In Pakistan
- Thermal Energy: Pakistan is Producing its 62% of Electricity from thermal Power Plants. Oil, Gas and coal are used to produce Electricity. The Kot Addu Power plant (Gas, 1600 MW capacity), Sahiwal Power Plant(Coal, 1320 MW capacity), and Guddu Power Plant(Oil, 2402 MW capacity) are examples of Thermal Energy.
- Hydro Energy: 26% of Electricity is produced from Hydro Energy. Water is stored in Dams, Then this water is used to run the Turbine to produce the Electricity. Tarbela Dam(4888 MW capacity) is an example of Hydro Energy.
- Nuclear Energy: The 7%, Electricity is produced from Nuclear Energy. The Energy emission due to chemical reactions is used for the production of the Electricity. KUNPP 2 Nuclear Power Plant(1100 MW Capacity) is an example of Nuclear Energy.
- Renewable Energy: Nearly 5%, Electricity is produced from Solar and wind. The Quad – i – Azam Solar Park (1200 MW Capacity) is a Renewable Energy example.