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Power tariff may up by 52 paisa/kwh as Discos seek hike

Power tariff may up by 52 paisa/kwh as Discos seek hike

ISLAMABAD: For September, Nepra is expected to permit a further hike of 52 paisa per kilowatt hour, in the tariff of ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos).

The figures provided by the Central Power Purchasing Agency say that a total of 9125 Gigawatts hours (Gwh) electricity was generated during the month of September, while 8,934.91 (GWh) electricity was delivered to Discos worth Rs60,538.26 million. The line losses between energy generated and delivered to Discos were 181.64 GWh.

The move will result in further hike of power bills of last month. Ex-Wapda has sought the increase against the fuel reference charges which are Rs 6.2493 per kilowatt-hour, under monthly fuel charges adjustment.

During September, the energy generation from hydel was 3532.44 GWh, coal 7.85 Gwh, HSD 320.17, Residual Fuel Oil (RFO) 2779.77 GWh, gas 1876.14 GWh, nuclear 432 GWh, Import from Iran 40.21 GWh, mixed 105.45 GWh and wind 31.59 GWh.

The percentage of hydel in energy mix was 38.71, coal .09, HSD 3.51, gas 20.56, nuclear 4.73, imported from Iran .44, while wind energy contribution to power generation mix was only 0.35 percent, as per the data submitted in Nepra.

The second biggest contributor to the energy mix was RFO, which is usually called the furnace oil with 31.46 percent. Energy generation from RFO costs Rs43518.28 million which is more than 70 percent of total cost incurred on generating 9125 GWh for the month of September.