The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has raised the power tariff by 5.3 per cent at retail and 8.4 per cent at wholesale levels.

The new tariff will come into effect on 1 March, said BERC chairman Monowar Islam while announcing the decision at his office in the capital, reports UNB.

The retail power tariff has been increased from Tk 6.77 to Tk 7.13 per kilowatt-hour unit and Tk 4.77 to Tk 5.17 at wholesale level.

Earlier in November 2017, the power price was increased which was implemented in December that year. The price hiked by 5.3 per cent that amounts to 0.35 taka per unit.