CPPA seeks 22-paisa per unit hike in tariff.

ISLAMABAD -- The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has sought 22 paisas per unit increase in power tariff on account of fuel charges adjustment (FCA) for DISCOS for the month of August.

The CPPA has submitted plea to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on account of fuel charges adjustment (FCA) for DISCOS for the month of August 2022. The NEPRA would hear the application on September 29 at the NEPRA head office here to consider the monthly FCA - a system through which electricity prices are adjusted as fuel prices fluctuate.

According to data submitted to Nepra, in August 2022, hydel generation was 5,353.69 GWh constituting 38.1 percent. Power generation from coal-fired power plants was 2,163.01 GWh in August 2022 which was 15.39 percent of total generation at a price of Rs 20.5441 as prices of imported coal have increased substantially. Generation from HSD was zero.

Generation from RFO was 1,021.38 GWh (7.27 percent of total generation) at Rs 35.6145 per unit. Electricity generation from gas-based power plants was 1,315.21 GWh (9.36 percent) at Rs 10.4930 per unit. Generation from RLNG was 1,755.79 GWh (12.49 percent of total generation) at Rs24.7199 per unit.

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