CPPA suggests hike of Rs1.74 per unit for Oct.


Byline: Fawad Yousafzai

ISLAMABAD -- The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has proposed an increase of Rs1.7397 per unit for Ex-Wapda DISCOs under the fuel price adjustment for the month of October, 2019.

According to the petition, submitted by CPPA with the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), the total amount of energy generated in October was 9572.06 GWh at the total cost of Rs48.013 billion, which is Rs5.016 per unit.

The net electricity transmitted to power distribution companies in October was 9296.60 GWh at the cost of Rs51.11 billion or 5.498 per unit. Out of total electricity generation, losses stood at 2.88 percent.

Since the actual cost of generation was Rs5.498 per unit in the period under review against reference price of Rs3.7579 per unit, therefore it has requested an increase of Rs1.7397 per unit.

According to the data provided to NEPRA, the share of hydropower generation in October was 2438.80 GWh or 25.48 percent. The share of hydropower decreased from 5052.84 GWhs or 37.09 percent in September.

As per the data, 2356 Gwhs or 24.62 percent electricity was generated from coal at Rs5.8508 per unit.

In September 2232.44 GWh or 16.39 percent of electricity was generated from coal at the cost of Rs5.3770 per unit.

The power generation from Furnace Oil was reduced considerably as only 19.26 GWhs or 0.20 percent electricity was generated from RFO at the cost of Rs13.4435 per unit.

In September around 817.24 GWh or 6 percent electricity was generated from the Furnace Oil. In...

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