June 19, 2021 (MLN): Power tariff for the consumers of Ex-Wapda Distribution Companies (Discos) may come down by about 12 paisa per unit on account of monthly fuel charges adjustment for the month of May 2021.
Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has proposed the reduction in electricity rates on the behalf of distribution companies.
In this regard, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) will conduct a public hearing which is scheduled for June 29, 2021 to consider the proposed adjustment for May 2021.
As per the petition, the CPPA said it had charged consumers a reference fuel tariff of Rs5.9322 per unit in May, while the actual fuel cost turned out to be Rs5.8067 per unit and, hence, 12 paisa per unit should be adjusted for consumers in the upcoming billing month.
The data showed that the total energy generation from all sources in May 2021 was recorded at 13,009.51 GWh while the total transmission losses stood at 311.73 GWh. Hydropower generation contributed the highest share of 26.64% or 3,465.46 GWh to the overall generation during the month of May. Coal-based power plants accounted for 20.13% or 2,618.97 GWh. The cost of coal-based electricity was Rs 7.8301 per unit.
During the month of May, 20.32 GWh or 0.16% of electricity was generated from HSD, the most expensive in terms of price per unit i.e. Rs 21.69 per unit. From RLNG, 21.74% or 2,828.55 GWh of electricity was generated and the cost was Rs 10.05 per unit, the notice said.
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