ISLAMABAD: Central Power Purchasing Agency Guaranteed (CPPA-G) has sought an increase of Paisa 80 per unit in tariff of Discos for June 2021 under FCA mechanism.
National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) will hear the request of CPPA-G on July 28, 2021. The main reason for the increase in FCA was generation from expensive fuels due to suspension of RLNG for a few days and less generation from hydel.
According to the data submitted to Nepra, in June 2021, hydel generation recorded at 4,222 GWh which constituted 29.40 percent of total generation in the entire month. Power generation from coal-fired power plants was 2,589.79 GWh (18.03 percent of total generation) at a rate of Rs8.1426 per unit, whereas generation from HSD was recorded at 61.35 GWh (0.43 percent) at Rs 20.2673 per unit. Generation from RFO was 1,174.20 GWh (8.18 percent of total generation) at Rs 14.5285 per unit.
Electricity generation from gas-based power plants was 1,303.84 GWh (9.08 percent) at Rs8.1697 per unit, RLNG-2,701.34 GWh (18.81 percent of total generation) at Rs10.5771 per unit, nuclear - 1,618 GWh at Rs1.0001 per unit (11.27 percent of total generation), and electricity imported from Iran was 49.91 GWh at Rs11.3718 per unit.
Power generation from different sources (mixed) was 10.21 GWh at a price of Rs4.6442 per unit, generation from baggasse recorded at 56.48 GWh at Rs5.9822 per unit.
The energy generated from wind was recorded at 510.76 GWh, 3.56 percent of total generation and solar at 63.09 GWh, 0.44 percent of total generation in June 2021.
The total energy generated recorded at 13,361.17 GWh, at a basket price of Rs5.6530 per unit. The total cost of energy was Rs 81.184 billion. CPPA-G also sought previous adjustment/supplemental charges of Rs13.386 billion. The sale to IPPs was also reduced by 15.87 GWh, the price of which Rs 405 million while the reduction in transmission losses was recorded at 311.73 GWh.
According to the CCPA-G data, net electricity delivered to Discos in June 2021 was 136971.36 GWh at a rate of Rs 6.7398 per unit, total price of which was Rs 94.165 billion.
CPPA-G in its tariff petition argued that since the reference fuel charges for June 2021 were estimated at Rs5.9344 per unit whereas the actual fuel charges were Rs6.7398 per unit, hence an increase of Paisa 80.54 per unit has been sought for the June 2021.
Karachi Electric: Meanwhile, Karachi Electric (KE) has sought an adjustment of Rs4.666 per unit in its FCA of six months and QTA for January -March 2021.
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