ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has reduced the Return on Equity (RoE) component of three nuclear power generation plants, the C-2, C-3 and C-4 having a cumulative net capacity of 931MW which will result in saving of Rs. 2.05 billion per year (average Rs 0.2515/unit) for the remaining life of the Nuclear Power Plants, i.e., 25-37 years approximately.
According to the regulator, nuclear power generation plants in line with Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) decision of August 27, 2020 have filed petitions with the Nepra for reduction in their RoE components on account of reduced RoE rate and freezing the exchange rate at Rs 148/dollar.
The Nepra Authority under the prevailing rules and regulations, has accordingly admitted the requests and conducted a hearing on January 13, 2021 and subsequently decided on February 24, 2021 to freeze the exchange rate at Rs 148 for each dollar and reduce the ROE from 15% to 14.5% for the remaining life of these projects.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2021