Power tariff to be increased by Tk 0.19 per unit at retail level


The government has decided to increase power tariff through an executive order. The prices may see an increase by Tk 0.19 per unit at retail level.

Several sources confirmed that the new price would likely be effective from 1 January. A gazette notification is likely to be issued over the increase today, Thursday evening.

Power division secretary Habibur Rahman told Prothom Alo that the government might issue the gazette notification this evening.

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) increased power price by 19.92 per cent at bulk level in last November and the price was implemented in December.

Following that, six power distribution companies applied to BERC for hike in the retail level too. The BERC held a hearing on the applications on 2 January.