Power prices go up again

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:09, Feb 27, 2020 | Updated : 17:11, Feb 27, 2020

Prepaid E-metering System. Photo: Mahmud Hossain OpuBangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has again increased the prices of electricity for retail and bulk consumers by Tk0.36 and Tk0.40 respectively.

The new prices will be effective from March.

The BERC announced the hikes at a press conference held at its office in Dhaka on Thursday (Feb 27).

Currently, per unit of retail prices of electricity is Tk6.77. And now, the prices will increase by 5.3% to Tk7.13.

Similarly, the bulk electricity prices will shoot up by 8.3% to Tk5.77.

Power tariffs were hiked last on November 23, 2017. At that time, BERC on an average had raised the tariff by 5.3% or Tk0.35 per unit at the retail level.

Bulk power consumers were exempted then. BERC last raised the power tariff for bulk consumers on September 1, 2015, by Tk0.23 per unit.