January 21, 2020 (MLN): Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has proposed an increase of Rs 0.9836/KWH over the reference fuel charges of Rs 2.4877/kWh under fuel price adjustment for the month of November 2019 for Ex-WAPDA Discos.
In this regard, a public hearing to consider the proposed adjustment will be held on January 29, 2020, by NEPRA in which all interested or affected parties are invited to raise objections as permissible under the law.
As per the petition, submitted by CPPA with National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), total energy generated in November 2019 was 7,433.76 GWh at a total price of Rs 24.86 billion which is Rs 3.34 per unit. Of this, about 7,205.71 GWh were sold to the Discos at Rs 25.01 billion with a transmission loss of 210.57 GWh.
The share of hydel power generation in November was 39.01% whereas, the share of Regasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) was 9.20% with per unit cost of Rs 10.05.
The total generation from local gas-based electricity was 694.55 GWh accounting for 9.34% of total generation and its cost of electricity was Rs 6.85 per unit. The percentage share of Coal-based generation was 13.34 with a generation cost of Rs 5.78 per unit.
Nuclear energy contributed about 11.55% electricity to the national grid at a fuel cost of Rs1.01 per unit. Baggasse based electricity contributed 0.23% at a cost of Rs 5.45 per unit.
The electricity imported from Iran was 0.48% at the price of Rs 11.57 per unit. Wind contributed 2.04% of electricity at zero fuel cost while 0.66% contribution came from solar energy at no cost.
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