Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA-G) has sought Rs4.99 per unit increase in power tariff for February under the monthly Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA) mechanism.
According to the petition submitted to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), the CPPA-G maintained that the actual cost remained Rs8.935 per unit against the reference fuel charges of Rs4.251 per unit during November. A total of 8,087.85 GWh of electricity was generated worth Rs 72.2 billion during the said period while 7,774.13 GWh of net electricity was supplied to the power distribution companies (DISCOs).
Out of total generation, as many as 18.22 per cent of electricity was generated from hydel, 31.70 per cent Coal, 6.51 per cent furnace oil, 11.36 per cent local gas, 15.16 per cent RLNG, 12.53 per cent nuclear and 2.04 per cent Wind. The regulator will hold a public hearing on Thursday. The impact of the proposed increase will be passed on to all categories of consumers except lifeline.