Govt introduces lower power tariff for industrial sector

Govt. has approved a package for electricity supply mainly to the industrial sector at a flat rate, which will be lower than the normal tariff, in an attempt to boost production. At present, the package has been approved for 4 months (Nov-Feb’20) only. Under the package, a flat rate of PKR 11.97 per unit will be charged to residential and commercial ‘time of use (TOU)’ consumers on their additional power consumption compared to the same month of the previous year. The flat tariff will cover around 31% of total power consumers, of which 22% will be from the industrial sector, 4.22% will be residential consumers (3-phase TOU) and 4.6% will be commercial consumers (3-phase).