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ISLAMABAD: Central Power Purchasing Agency -Guaranteed (CPPA-G) has sought an increase of Re 0.66 per unit in tariffs of Discos for February 2021 under the monthly fuel price adjustment mechanism.

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) will hold a public hearing on March 30, 2021 to consider the generation data of February 2021 to determine increase in tariff.

According to the data submitted to Nepra, in February hydel generation was recorded at 2,034 Gwh which constituted 27.93 per cent of total generation in the entire month. Power generation from coal-fired power plants was 1,903 GWh (26.14 per cent of total generation) at the rate of Rs 7.0621 per unit, RFO- 77.3 Gwh (1.06 per cent of total generation) at a tariff of Rs 11.8971 per unit. In February 2021, consumption of HSD in power generation was zero.

Electricity generation from gas-based power plants was 906.37 Gwh (12.45 per cent of total generation) at a cost of Rs. 7.7156 per unit, RLNG-1,271 GWh (17.46 per cent of total generation) at Rs 8.8252 per unit, nuclear-792 GWh at Rs 1.0072 per unit and electricity imported from Iran 29.65 GWh at Rs 9.6960 per unit. The mixed generation was recorded at 13.37 GWh whereas electricity produced from baggasse was 99.27 GWh at Rs 5.9822 per unit.

The energy generated from wind was recorded at 98.11 GWh, 1.35 per cent of total generation and solar at 57 GWh, 0.78 per cent of total generation.

The total energy generated was recorded at 7,281 GWh in February at a basket price of Rs 4.7123 per unit. The total cost of energy was Rs 34.311 billion.

CPPA-G has also sought previous adjustment of Rs 68 million. The sale to IPPs was reduced by 33.72 GWh, the price of which was Rs 805 million (-Rs 0.0599 per unit) while cost of reduced transmission losses was Rs 251 million or Rs 0.1661 per unit.

The CPPA-G revealed net electricity delivered to Discos in February, 2021 was 6,996.37/GWh at a rate of Rs 4.7987 per unit, total price of which was Rs 33.573 billion.

CPPA-G maintained that the reference fuel charges for February 2021 were estimated at Rs 4.1414 per unit whereas the actual fuel charges were Rs 4.7987 per unit, hence an increase of Re0.66 per unit has been sought under the monthly fuel price adjustment mechanism.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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