MEPCO Tariff & Rates | Electricity Unit Price

Having comprehensive information about the latest electricity rates and MEPCO tariffs in increasing inflation is very meaningful. Day by day increasing electricity prices drastically affect middle-class families who barely manage their other expenses of life including their children’s education expenses. Simply follow this post to get awareness in detail about MEPCO electricity rates and tariffs.

However, this knowledge will assist you in saving units by opting for effective strategies for saving your wallet as well. Fluctuation in electricity rates depends on the economic situation. Every consumer needs to have sufficient of their bill tariffs. It’s challenging today to reduce electricity bills, but not an uphill battle.

Electricity Per Unit Rate System in Pakistan

The price consumers pay for electricity consumption is referred to as the tariff. This set price for each unit of energy remains stable over time.
NEPRA sets MEPCO’s tariff rates considering factors such as electricity production and distribution costs.

However, MEPCO’s electricity tariffs are defined by factors such as energy consumption, type of load, power factor of the load, and the time of load requirement. The tariffs are meticulously calculated depending on how power consumption utilizing during the MEPCO peak hours and peak off hours by the consumer.
MEPCO’s tariff differs based on the type of consumer – whether industrial, commercial, or residential. To determine your consumer type and find out about MEPCO’s rates, you can either visit the MEPCO website or contact 118.

Factors that Influence MEPCO Tariff

  • Characteristics of the load.
  • Time when the load is needed.
  • Efficiency of the load.
  • Amount of energy used.
  • Fuel Cost
  • Government Policies

Charges of Electric Supply Company  Include in Electricity Bill

  • Fuel adjustment price
  • QTR Tariff ADJ/DMC
  • Price of units consumed as per unit
  • C Surcharges
  • Meter rent (does not apply to every consumer)
  • R Surcharges
  • Service rent ( doesn’t apply to everyone )

Administration Charges

  • TV Fee
  • Electricity Duty
  • General Sales Taxes

The above mentioned added to your bill then, you got your total amount of your bill.

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The political and economic adverse circumstances badly hit the MEPCO tariffs on electricity from 2022-2023. The adjustment in prices of units are increasing day by day which creates a bridge between the affordability of consumers and production costs. The increasing expenditure also determines the electricity unit price in Pakistan. Simply check the following table to understand the percentage of expenses that also affect your unit cost.

Expenses detailPercentage of Expenses
Government Taxes and Levies15%
Fuel Cost30%
Salaries of Employee20%
Maintenance of power plant and equipment25%
Other expense10%


Important Note: NEPRA has imposed a burden of 159 billion on consumers with the permission of the government, they have to pay an additional payment from October 2023 to March 2024. The electricity tariff increased up to PKR 3.28 under the following notification including additional taxes.

Category Wise MEPCO Tariff & Rates

A-1 General Supply Tariff for Residential Use

For a single-phase connection, a Rs. 175 fee is set by NEPRA monthly. For a 3-phase connection, a Rs. 150 fee is applicable.

Number of UnitsUniform Tariff (Rs. KWh)Variable Tariff (Rs. KWh)
50 units or less6.763.95
Above 70020.6222.64
Time of UsePeak-38.54, Off-peak 32.25Peak 41.89, Off-peak 35.57

A-2 General Supply Tariff for Commercial Use

In the case of a single-phase connection, a Rs. 175 fee is applied per consumer per month. In the case of a 3-phase connection, a Rs. 350 fee is applied per customer per month.

ClassUniform ChargesVariable ChargesFixed Charges
Below 5KW Sanctioned load37.3737.75 
Above 5KW Sanctioned load39.7339.43500.00
TOUOff-Peak 40.18, Peak, 34.25Peak 41.35, Off-Peak 35.38500.00

As per Tariff A-2(a), a minimum monthly fee will be charged at the set rates regardless of energy usage.
a) For Single Phase Connections: Rs. 175/- per consumer every month
b) For Three Phase Connections: Rs. 350/- per consumer monthly
The fixed fees are determined by 50% of the approved load or the Actual Maximum Demand Indicator (MDI) for the month, whichever is higher. If this calculation results in a higher amount than the minimum monthly charges, no additional minimum monthly fees will be imposed, even if there is no energy consumption.

Tariff for Industrial Supply

B1 subscriber has to pay Rs. 350 per month. B2 subscriber has to pay Rs. 2000 per month. B3 subscriber has to pay a charge of Rs. 50,000 per month. B4 subscriber has to pay 500,000 per month. However, the consumer must pay these fixed fees.

ClassUniform ChargesVariable ChargesFixed Charges
B1-bOff-Peak 31.80, Peak 37.47Off-Peak 32.89, Peak 37.87 
B2-bOff-Peak 31.49, Peak 37.20Off-Peak 32.12, Peak 37.83500.00
B3Off-Peak 30.84, Peak 36.41Off-Peak 32.12, Peak 37.83460.00
B4Off-Peak 30.20, Peak 36.38Off-peak 31.93, Peak 37.83400.00

Consumers must pay a set minimum fee of Rs. 350 per month. The fixed charges are calculated based on either 50% of the sanctioned load or the actual Maximum Demand Indicator (MDI) for the month, whichever is higher.

If this calculation results in a higher amount than the minimum monthly charge, no extra minimum charges will be added even if no electricity is used.

Tariff for Single Supply

Class                        Uniform Charges                      Variable Charges


1 (400/230 volts power supply)      
C-1-a: For sanctioned load less than 5KW44.2338.43
C-1-b: Where  sanctioned load ranges from 5.0kW to 500kW43.1837.93
C-2-a:  Power Supply:1133 kV Sanctioned load: 5000kW36.6337.73
C-3-a: Power Supply up to  or exceeding 66 kV Sanctioned load :5000kW35.8937.63
C-1-c:Energy supply of 400/230 volts , Sanctioned load:5KW to 500 kW Peak  43.07 , off-peak  36.79Peak 41.35 , off-peak 34.75
C-2-b: Power supply of 1133 kV with Sanctioned load of 5000 kW Peak 40.46 ,  off-peak  34.01 Peak 41.35 , off-peak 34.55
C-3-b: Power supply=66 kV or above supply Sanctioned load = Exceeding 5000 kW Peak  35.87,  off-peak hours: 29.10Off-peak 34.45, Peak 41.35

Tariff of Agriculture for Energy Consumers

According to NEPRA, every agricultural consumer has to pay a minimum of RS. 2000 even if the consumer uses no energy.

ClassUniform ChargesVariable Charges
D-1 (a) : For SCARP ,Power Supply below 5KW37.7334.43
D-2(a): Field tube wells31.3424.10
D-1(b): For SCARP Power Supply of 5KW or aboveOff-peak 38.54, Peak 46.80Off-peak 30.10, Peak 37.35
D-2(b) : Sanctioned load up to or exceeding 5KWOff-peak 24.58, Peak 24.68Off-peak 24.10, Peak 24.10

According to this tariff, all consumers are subject to a minimum monthly charge of Rs. 2000/-, regardless of how much energy they use. Consumers with a sanctioned load of less than 5 kW can opt for TOU (Time of Use) metering.

Tariff for Temporary Supply

ClassUniform ChargesVariable Charges
E-1(a) : Domestic Purpose37.8942.03
E-1(b) : Commercial Utilization35.4738.14
E-2(b) : Industrial Utilization33.6232.41


All in all, understanding electricity rates and tariffs enables you to take wise steps to manage your daily usage efficiently and, of course, save your money. It’s important to be aware of rates and MEPCO tariffs added to your total amount of bill. With this valuable information, you’re able to reduce your electricity consumption. In this article, I’ve aforementioned the details about the MEPCO rates and tariffs, allowing you to think more deeply.