July 21, 2022 (MLN): Total Power generation in the country increased by 10% YoY to 143,193 GWh in FY22 at a cost of Rs9.34 per unit, compared to 130,223 GWh in FY21 at the cost of Rs4.83/KWh, the power production data released by the National Electric Power Authority (NEPRA) on Thursday showed.
The increase in electricity production was backed by the increase in demand due to an increase in temperature. Resultantly, higher generation from hydel, RLNG, coal, and nuclear, respectively.
However, in the month of June 2022, the power generation stood at 13,876 GWh at the fuel cost of Rs14.72 per unit, down by 3.4% YoY and 5.3% MoM.
Source-wise, wind, bagasse, solar, RLNG, and gas generation went up by 58.9%, 47%, 36.7%, 25.5%, and 13.5% YoY, respectively. On the other hand, coal, nuclear, and hydel-based generation declined by 27.3%, 21.8%, and 20.4% YoY.
Share-wise, power generation through RLNG contributed the largest in June 2022, as it accounted for 24.4% (3,391 GWh) of total electricity at the cost of 28.38/KWh.
This was followed by hydel as 24.2% (3,361 GWh) of electricity was generated through hydel-based power plants. With a share of 13.6%, power generation from coal was around 1,883 GWh at Rs20.81/KWh fuel cost, whereas, gas contributed 10.7% (1,479 GWh) of electricity at a price of Rs8.93/KWh.
Meanwhile, generation from RFO-based power plants was around 1,454GWh (10.5% of total generation) at the highest fuel cost of Rs36.20/KWh.
The bagasse and solar-based energy contributed about 0.6% (83 GWh) and 0.6% (86 GWh) of the electricity respectively during the month at a price of Rs5.98/KWh and Rs0/KWh, respectively.
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