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CPPA-G seeks Rs 1.488 per unit hike in power tariff

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March 10, 2020 (MLN): Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has proposed an increase of Rs 1.4883/kWh over the reference fuel charges of Rs 5.7576/kWh under fuel price adjustment for the month of January 2020 for Ex-WAPDA Discos.

In this regard, a public hearing to consider the proposed adjustment will be held on March 25, 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 January 2020 was 7,793.67GWh at a total price of Rs 46.65 billion which was Rs 5.98 per unit. Of this, about 7,332.37GWh were sold to the Discos at Rs 53.129 billion and around 15.58 GWh were sold to IPPs with a transmission loss of 445.72 GWh.

Source wise, the share of Coal power generation was the largest in January 2020, as around 32.09% of electricity was generated through Coal with per unit cost of Rs 5.949 per kWh.

This was followed by Local Gas as it accounted for 21.22% of the total electricity generation during the month mentioned above with per unit cost of Rs 5.7939 kWh.

Re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) contributed about 12.29% electricity to the national grid at a fuel cost of Rs9.92 per unit, whereas, Hydel based electricity contributed 11.13% at zero cost.

The electricity from Furnace Oil was 10.28% at the price of Rs 13.77 per unit. Nuclear contributed 8.74% of electricity at a fuel cost of Rs1.02 per kWh while 2% contribution came from Wind energy at no cost.

The remaining 2.25% of electricity was generated by Baggasse, Solar and High-Speed Diesel (HSD) where Baggasse contributed 1.08%, Solar contributed 0.58% and the share of HSD was 0.01%.

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Posted on: 2020-03-10T12:59:00+05:00