ISLAMABAD: The government is likely to increase the price of electricity up to Rs2.07 per unit, which will put an additional burden of Rs25 billion on already suffering consumers.
According to details, the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has submitted an application to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) and sought an increase in the tariff for ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos) on account of the fuel cost adjustment for the month of August 2021.
The CPPA in a petition noted the actual fuel charges remained Rs6.803/unit against the reference fuel charges of Rs4.733/unit during the period and sought Rs2.071/kWh increase. In the petition, it was said that a total 15,590.8GWh, costing Rs106.1 billion was generated during August. Of the total generation, the share of hydel was 34.79 percent, coal 14.27 percent, gas 8.178 percent, RLNG 18.01 percent, nuclear 10.14 percent, furnace oil 10.12 percent and wind 3.42 percent.
According to the CPPA, electricity from diesel was produced at Rs22.62 per unit and furnace oil at Rs18.24 per unit. Power generation from LPG cost Rs13.44, it added.
The Nepra would conduct an online hearing in this regard on September 30, 2021. – TLTP