October 22, 2021 (MLN): Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has proposed an increase of Rs2.66/kWh over the reference fuel charges of Rs5.023/kWh under fuel price adjustment for the month of September 2021 for Ex-WAPDA Discos.
In this regard, a public hearing to consider the proposed adjustment will be held on October 27, 2021, by National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (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, the total energy generated in September 2021 was 14,031.89 GWh at a total price of Rs95.361bn. The cost per unit was Rs6.80. Of this, about 13,629.91 GWh were sold to the Discos at Rs104.70bn.
Source wise, the share of Hydel power generation was the largest in September 2021, as around 36% (5,085.48 GWh) of electricity was generated through Hydropower plants.
This was followed by Re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) as it accounted for 19% (2,652 GWh) of the total electricity generation during the month.
With a share of 17%, power generation from coal-fired power plants was 2,393 GWh at a rate of Rs10.1/KWh, whereas, Nuclear contributed 9% (1,282 GWh) of electricity with the rate of Rs0.98/KWh. Meanwhile, generation from Gas was 1,248GWh (9% of total generation) at a fuel cost of Rs8.3 per KWh.
The HSD-based energy contributed about 0.02% or 2.34 GWh to the national grid at a most expensive fuel cost of Rs21.74 per unit.
Power generation from Solar was 60.75 GWh at zero per unit cost while Baggase based energy contributed about 0.12% or 16.48 GWh of electricity at a cost of Rs5.98 per unit.
The electricity imported from Iran was 0.34% (48.27 GWh) at the price of Rs13.11 per unit while 0.12% or 16.18 GWh contribution came from Mixed energy sources at a cost of Rs4.64 per unit.
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