September 27, 2019 (MLN): Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has proposed an increase of Rs 1.8672/KWH over the reference fuel charges of Rs 3.2045/KWH under fuel price adjustment for the month of August 2019 for Ex-WAPDA Discos.
As per the petition, submitted by CPPA with National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), total energy generated in August 2019 was 14,051.56 Gwh at a total price of Rs69.8 billion which is Rs5.07 per unit.
The NEPRA will conduct public hearing on the CPPA petition on October 2, 2019 for increase in consumer tariff for Ex-Wapda Discos.
As per the data, power generation during Aug-2019 declined by 1% MoM to 14,052 GWh from 14,231 GWh during Jul-2019. Of this, about 13,769.87 Gwh were sold to the Discos at Rs69.8 billion with a transmission loss of 269.58 Gwh.
The share of hydel power generation in August was 40.3 percent. The share of Regasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) 22.89 percent and the per unit cost was Rs11.4994 per unit. Residual Fuel Oil (RFO)-based electricity generation was 3.6 percent in August with per unit cost of Rs 12.5112 per KWH. The total cost of RFO based electricity was Rs 6.3 billion.
The total generation from local gas-based electricity was 1668.49 GWh accounting for 11.87 percent of total generation and its cost of electricity was Rs 7.6557 per unit. Coal based generation was 13.34 percent. The total generation cost of coal electricity was Rs 5.5745 per unit.
Nuclear energy contributed about 4.66 percent electricity to the national grid at fuel cost of 88.68 paisas per unit. Baggasse based electricity contributed 0.13 percent at cost of Rs 6.2 per unit.
The electricity imported from Iran was 0.37 percent at the price of Rs 11.57 per unit. Wind contributed 2.29 percent electricity at zero fuel cost while 0.44 percent contribution came from solar energy at no cost.
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