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NEPRA notifies Rs4.85
per unit increase in
power tariff for February

Written by The Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD (APP): The National Electric Power R-egulatory Authority (NEP-RA) on Friday notified Rs 4.85 per unit increase in power tariff for February under monthly Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA) mechanism. “The Authority has approved positive FCA of Rs 4.85/kWh, having imp-act of around Rs 37.7 billion,” the notification said.
The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA-G) has sought Rs 4.94 per unit increase in power tariff for February, having impact of Rs 38.4 billion, it further said.
The FCA would be charged in the billing month of April 2022 to all consumers categories of power distribution companies (DISCOs) except life line consumers.
The FCA would be app-licable for only one month and it would not be applicable to KE consumers.
According to the petition submitted to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), the CPPA-G maintained that actual cost remained Rs 8.935 per unit against the reference fuel charges of Rs 4.251 per unit during November.
A total of 8,087.85 GWh electricity was generated worth Rs 72.2 billion during the said period while 7,774.13 GWh net electricity was supplied to the DISCOs.
Out of total generation, as many as 18.22 per cent 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.

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