National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Wednesday has given the approval of Rs.1.78 per unit hike in power tariff under monthly fuel adjustment formula for July. The sources in the ministry of energy said that the rise in power tariff will put an additional burden of Rs 24.60 billion on consumers. The hike will not affect K-Electric lifeline, agriculture consumers.
In a petition filed, the Central Power Purchase Agency Guarantee Limited (CPPA-G) had sought Rs1.92 per unit increase. CPPA-G said that it had charged consumers a reference tariff of Rs3.5420/kWh against the actual fuel cost of Rs5.46/kWh during the said period.
Sources mentioned that 32.53 % of electricity was generated from hydel while 14.33 % of power was produced from coal in the month of July. 11.81% was produced from local gas 24.51% from imported LNG. In July 5.50% power was generated from furnace oil.
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27 September, 2019