In a noteworthy development that has captured significant attention and ignited considerable debate, the Kot Addu Power Company (KAPCO) has formally submitted an application to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) for the endorsement of what could potentially become the nation’s most costly electricity generation tariff.
This significant step has unfolded against the backdrop of ongoing deliberations concerning the escalating expenses associated with electricity production within Pakistan.
The Kot Addu Power Company has put forth a bold proposition, aiming to establish the electricity tariff at an unprecedented Rs77.31 per unit, attributing the primary rationale for this request to substantial hikes in production costs.
Notably, the present initial tariff offered by the independent power producer (IPP) company stands at a modest twenty-eight rupees per unit, underscoring the magnitude of the escalation should their proposal garner approval.
Adding a layer of complexity to this unfolding narrative, IPP Kot Addu Power, the entity responsible for electricity generation, has been granted a sixteen-month extension during the tenure of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) administration.
However, this extension has not been without its share of controversy, with the Senate Power Committee recently deeming it unlawful, further intensifying the discourse surrounding this matter.