October 08, 2021: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Friday notified Rs 1.95 per unit increase in power tariff for August under monthly fuel cost adjustment (FCA) mechanism.
The Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA-G) had requested Rs 2.07 per unit increase in power tariff under FCA having impact of Rs 32.30 billion. However, the Authority approved positive FCA of Rs 1.9539/kWh, having impact of around Rs 30.4 billion.
The FCA of August 2021 shall be charged in the billing month of October 2021 to all consumer categories of XWDISCOs, except life line consumers, said the notification.
The FCA would remain applicable only for one month. This FCA would not also applicable to KE consumers, it was further said.
The hearing was held on September 30.
In the petition, the CPPA-G maintained that actual fuel cost remained Rs6.7988 per unit against the reference fuel charges of Rs4.7334 per unit during the said period.
The CPPA-G further said the total energy generated during August was 16078.09 GWh. The total cost of electricity was Rs103.097 billion.
According to the CCPA-G data, net electricity delivered to Discos was 15,590.87 GWh with the total price of Rs106.100 billion.
The hydel power generation was recorded at 5594.30 GWh or 34.79 per cent, coal 2293.83 GWh or 14.27 per cent, High Speed Diesel 19.84 GWh (0.12 per cent). Furnace oil 1,627.56 GWh (10.12 per cent), domestic gas 1,313.21 GWh (8.17 per cent), RLNG 2895.92 GWh (18.01 per cent) and nuclear 1,630.19 GWh (10.14 per cent).
Similarly, the power generation from baggasse was recorded at 24.06 GWh and from wind 549.95 GWh ( 3.42 per cent).