ISLAMABAD :- The NEPRA on Wednesday approved Rs.2.56 per unit reduction in power tariff for August under monthly fuel adjustment formula. The regulator approved the tariff reduction on a petition filed by CPPA. However, the reduction would not be applicable to the consumers of K-Electric and those who used up to 300 units. The relief would be given in billing of next month. The CPPA on behalf of power distribution sought reduction in power tariff owing to reduce fuel prices.

 The regulator was informed that 40 per cent electricity was generated from hydle, 28 per cent from furnace oil and 24 per cent from gas. A benefit of Rs26b would be passed on to the consumers on account of low fuel prices and better energy mix.