- National Electric Power Regulator Authority will hold a public hearing on May 31 to seek justification on the proposed raise.
The Central Power Purchasing Agency- Guaranteed (CPPA-G) on Friday sought an increase of Rs4.05 per unit in tariffs of Ex-WAPDA Distribution Companies (Discos) for April 2022, under the monthly Fuel Charges Adjustment (FCA) mechanism.
In its petition to National Electric Power Regulator Authority (NEPRA), CPPA-G said that since the reference fuel charges for March 2022 were estimated at Rs6.6087 per unit, an increase of Rs4.0554 per unit is required for April.
NEPRA will hold a public hearing on May 31 to seek justification from the officials of CPPA-G, NTDC and other relevant organizations on the proposed raise.
According to the data submitted to NEPRA, in April 2022, hydel generation was recorded at 2,404 GWh and constituted 18.55% of total generation in the entire month. Power generation from coal-fired power plants was 2,168.93 GWh (16.74% of total generation) at a rate of Rs14.33 per unit.
Electricity generation from HSD stood at 58.49 GWh which made up 0.45% of total generation in April 2022. Generation from RFO was 1,564.11 GWh (12.07% of total generation) at Rs28.19 per unit.
Electricity generation from gas-based power plants was 1276.57 GWh (9.85%) at Rs8.38 per unit. Generation from RLNG was 2,516.85 GWh (19.42% of total generation) at Rs16.43 per unit.
Electricity generation from nuclear sources was 2,251.19 GWh at Rs1.01 per unit (17.37% of total generation), and the electricity imported from Iran was 51.95 GWh at Rs17.63 per unit.
Power generation from different sources (mixed) was 9.38 GWh at a price of Rs4.43 per unit, generation from baggasse was recorded at 106.5 GWh, the price of which has been calculated at Rs5.9822 per unit.
Energy generated from wind was recorded at 464.78 GWh, 3.59% of total generation and solar at 87.31 GWh, 0.67% of total generation in April 2022.
The total energy generated recorded at 12,960.41 GWh, at a basket price of Rs10.24 per unit. The total cost of energy was Rs132.746 billion.
According to the CCPA-G data, net electricity delivered to Discos in April 2022 was 12,556.37 at a rate of Rs10.66 per unit, the total price of which was Rs 133.903 billion.