ISLAMABAD: The consumers of power Distribution Companies (Discos) are to face another brunt of Rs 91 billion (Paisa 91 per unit) as Quarterly Tariff Adjustment (QTA) for two quarters, i.e. from July to September and October to December 2000.
National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) will hold a public hearing on March 30, 2021 on Discos's petitions just as an eye wash. The regulator holds pre hearing meetings with the concerned companies so that their claims are cleared as per their plans.
Discos have claimed Rs 44.709 billion as quarterly adjustment for July to September 2002, of which Rs 33.392 billion is on account of capacity purchase price, Rs 2.527 billion variable Operations and Maintenance (O&M), Rs 2.801 billion Use of System Charges (UoSC) and Market Operator Fee (MoF) and Rs 5.989 billion as impact of T&D losses on monthly Fuel Price Adjustment (FPA).
For second quarter, i.e., October to December, 2000, Discos have sought adjustment of Rs 46.658 billion, of which Rs 36.910 billion is on account of Capacity Purchase Price, Rs 2.661 billion variable O&M, Rs 3.789 billion UoSC & MoF and Rs 3.298 billion on account as impact of T&D losses on monthly FPA.
The data shared with Nepra indicates that Iesco has sought a cumulative adjustment of two quarters of Rs 7.409 billion, Lesco Rs 21.113 billion Gepco, Rs 7.741 billion Fesco Rs 8.397 billion Mepco Rs 13. 952 billion Pesco RS 15.334 billion Hesco Rs 5.921 billion Qesco Rs 5.981 billion, Sepco Rs 6.834 billion and Tesco Rs 1.316 billion reduction.
Meanwhile, Central Power Purchasing Agency Guaranteed (CPPA-G) has also sought MoF of Rs 3.1993/KW per month to generate Rs 1 billion on different accounts. Hearing of CPPA-G's petition is also scheduled for March 30, 2021.
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