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Power tariff likely to increase by Rs1.86

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

26th Sep, 2019. 12:52 am
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Power tariff likely to go up by Rs1.86 per unit

Power tariff is expected to go up as the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has requested the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to jack up electricity rates by Rs1.86 paisa on account of fuel price adjustment.

If granted, the increase in power rates will be for a month on account of fuel price adjustment for electricity consumed in August.

The NEPRA will decide on October 02 whether to raise power tariff or not.

The CPPA moved a petition before the NEPRA, stating that 40.33 per cent of total power generation came from hydropower plants, 13.34 per cent from coal-fired plants, 11.87 per cent from natural gas and 22.89 per cent from LNG-fired power plants.

Whereas, 3.60 per cent of total power was generated from furnace oil and 4.66 per cent by nuclear plants.

The NEPRA had earlier on Sept 4 allowed an increase of Rs 1.78 per unit in power tariff on account of fuel price adjustment.

The tariff hike was made on account of the fuel price adjustment in July.

The hike was to put an additional burden of Rs 34.60 billion on electricity consumers, the power regulator said in a statement.

The power regulator said 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,” the press release said.

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