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NEPRA nods to hike in tariff by 48 paise

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

09th Nov, 2020. 01:39 pm
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The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved a hike in tariff by 48 paise.

According to the details, the increase has been approved on account of the cost of the fuel adjustment for the month of August 2020.

Electricity production cost for the month of August remained at Rs3.68 per unit.

As per the NEPRA, consumer will pay an extra Rs5 billion on account of fuel adjustment in electricity bills of next month. The price hike will not be applicable to K-Electric users.

NEPRA also stated that electricity production cost for the month of August remained at Rs3.68 per unit.

As per the data, the energy generation in September was recorded at 13,103.80 GWh.

The total cost of energy generated amounted to Rs53.91 billion.

However, the total electricity sold to Discos was 127,22.97 GWh for Rs 53.560 billion. The total transmission losses during September were to 2.91%.

The hydropower generation contributed the highest share of 37.18% or 4,871.96 GWh to the overall power generation during September.

Coal-based power plants contributed 17.42% or 2,282.85 GWh. The cost of the coal-based electricity cost Rs6.0262 per unit.

In September 71.70 GWh expensive electricity from high-speed diesel was generated at Rs18.7347 per unit.

The electricity imported from Iran contributed 0.36% or 46.66 Gwh at a cost of Rs10.1504 per unit. Mixed energy contributed 0.09% or 11.90 Gwh at a cost of Rs 6.4751 per unit.

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