new Tariff Electricity Rates from July 2024

Wapda new Tariff Electricity Rates from July 2024

Starting July 1, 2024, WAPDA has introduced new electricity tariffs for its users, significantly affecting both protected and unprotected categories. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the changes and what they mean for consumers:

Protected Users

Protected users are likely residential customers with lower consumption levels, and they are seeing a considerable rise in rates but still less than those for unprotected users:

  • For 1-100 units, the tariff has increased from PKR 7.74 to PKR 11.69 per unit. This marks a 51% increase, adding PKR 3.95 per unit.
  • For 101-200 units, the tariff has been raised from PKR 10.06 to PKR 14.16 per unit, which is a 41% hike, equivalent to an additional PKR 4.10 per unit. Check your IESCO Bill.

Unprotected Users

Unprotected users, likely including higher consumption residential and commercial users, will experience these new rates. Check Pro Rata Consumption in Bills.

  • For 1-100 units, the new rate is PKR 23.59 per unit, up from PKR 16.48, reflecting a 43% increase (PKR 7.11 per unit).
  • For 101-200 units, the rate is now PKR 30.50 per unit, up from PKR 22.95, a 31% increase (PKR 7.15 per unit).
  • For 201-300 units, there’s a 26% increase, with rates moving from PKR 27.14 to PKR 34.20 (PKR 7.15 per unit).
  • Further up, 301-400 units now cost PKR 39.15 per unit, previously PKR 32.03, marking a 22% increase.
  • Rates for 401-500 units are up by 17% to PKR 41.36 per unit from PKR 35.24.
  • For 501-600 units, it’s also a 17% rise, with new rates at PKR 42.78 per unit.
  • For 601-700 units, the increase is 16%, now at PKR 43.92 per unit.
  • Above 700 units, the rate has increased to PKR 48.84 per unit from PKR 42.72, a 14% rise.
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Here's a table that summarizes the new tariff changes for electricity bills effective from July 1, 2024:

Consumption (Units)User CategoryOld Tariff (PKR/Unit)New Tariff (PKR/Unit)Increase (PKR/Unit)Change (%)
01 - 100Protected7.7411.693.9551%
101 - 200Protected10.0614.164.1041%
01 - 100Unprotected16.4823.597.1143%
101 - 200Unprotected22.9530.507.1531%
201 - 300Unprotected27.1434.207.0626%
301 - 400Unprotected32.0339.157.1222%
401 - 500Unprotected35.2441.366.1217%
501 - 600Unprotected36.6642.786.1217%
601 - 700Unprotected37.8043.926.1216%
Above 700Unprotected42.7248.846.1214%


These tariff adjustments come at a time of significant inflationary pressures and are likely to burden households, particularly those in the unprotected category. For protected users, the substantial percentage increase may be slightly mitigated by the relatively lower base rate, but the absolute increase is still notable.

Households and businesses will need to adjust their budgets to accommodate these higher costs, and energy conservation becomes even more crucial. Moreover, these changes could potentially accelerate the adoption of alternative energy sources like solar, especially among higher consumption users who face steeper increases.


The new tariff structure by WAPDA is expected to have widespread financial impacts on its consumers. It reflects the need for increased revenue in the face of rising energy production costs but also poses challenges for consumption management and energy efficiency initiatives within the country.

The new electricity tariffs set to take effect from July 1, 2024, in Pakistan will have significant economic and social impacts on the population. Here are some of the key effects:

1. Increased Household Expenditure

The increase in electricity tariffs will directly lead to higher monthly expenses for households. For families already struggling with other rising costs, this could stretch budgets even thinner. The effect will be more pronounced in unprotected categories, where the increases are larger both in percentage and absolute terms.

2. Inflationary Pressure

Higher electricity costs can lead to broader inflationary pressures. As businesses face higher operational costs due to increased energy bills, they might pass these costs onto consumers by raising prices of goods and services. This could create a cycle of price increases across various sectors, affecting the overall cost of living.

3. Impact on Low-Income Families

For low-income families, particularly those in the 'protected' category, the percentage increase, although high, starts from a lower base rate. However, the absolute increase in costs can still be significant relative to their income, potentially leading to energy poverty where families must choose between electricity and other basic needs.

4. Energy Efficiency and Conservation

Faced with higher tariffs, both households and businesses might be incentivized to adopt more energy-efficient technologies and practices. This could include the use of energy-efficient appliances, LED lighting, and more conscious consumption patterns.

5. Push Towards Alternative Energy

The substantial increase in electricity costs could accelerate the shift towards alternative energy sources like solar panels. Although the initial setup cost is significant, solar energy provides a long-term, cost-effective solution to rising electricity prices. This could lead to a growth in investments in renewable energy, particularly solar, among middle and higher-income households and energy-intensive businesses.

6. Social Unrest and Demand for Subsidies

Significant increases in utility prices historically have led to social unrest in various parts of the world, including Pakistan. There might be increased public demand for government intervention, such as subsidies or more affordable energy plans for lower-income segments, to mitigate the impact of these tariff increases.

7. Political Implications

The government could face political pressure from various stakeholders, including the general public and industrial sectors, over the tariff hikes. How they manage this issue could have implications for public satisfaction and political stability.

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