Q2 QTA: Discos seek hike of Rs4/ unit


ISLAMABAD: Power Distribution Companies (Discos) have sought positive adjustment of up to Rs. 4 per unit to recover additional amount of Rs 81.5 billion from consumers for second quarter (Oct-December) of FY 2023-40 under Quarterly Tariff Adjustment (QTA) mechanism. National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on February 14, 2024 on the petition of…

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NEPRA awards 10-Year Licence to PPIB to run power auctions in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The National Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has granted a 10-year licence to the Private Power & Infrastructure Board (PPIB) to act as an independent auction administrator (IAA) in the country’s power sector. The licence will allow PPIB to implement a competitive market regime, known as the Competitive Trading Bilateral Contract Market (CTBCM), to procure electricity through transparent and efficient…

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20-year licences issued to seven DISCOs


Suppliers of Last Resort licences will remain valid till April 2043 ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has issued separate licences of the Suppliers of Last Resort (SoLR) to seven electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) for 20 years with retrospective effect, ie, from April 27, 2023. The licences will remain valid till April 26, 2043. “The authority approves the…

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Power sector T&D losses surge to Rs520.3bn in FY2021-22


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan power sector’s Transmission & Distribution (T&D) losses have risen to Rs520.3 billion with the highest-ever deficit incurred in the Peshawar Electric Power Supply Company (PESCO) to the tune of Rs153.8 billion, in just one financial year. The cash bleeding power sector’s accumulated losses have crossed the defence spending of the country in the last two financial years, and…

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