CPPA seeks power tariff hike

The Central Power Agency Guarantee (CPPA-G) on behalf of ex-Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) distribution companies has sought an increase of 80 paisa per unit in the power tariff for June under monthly Fuel Cost Adjustment (FCA) mechanism.

The CPPA-G in a petition filed with the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) said the actual fuel charges remained Rs6.739 per unit against the reference fuel charges of Rs5.934 per unit during the said period and sought 80 paisa increase.

In the petition it was said that a total 14,361 GWh electricity, costing Rs81.184 billion was generated during June. It was further said out of total generation, share of hydel was 29.40%, coal 18.03%, gas 9.08%, RLNG 18.81%, nuclear 11.27%, furnace oil 8.18% and wind 3.56%. The regulator will hold public hearing on July 28.

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