Power tariff likely to go up by Rs1.47

By: News Desk      Published: 09:14 PM, 19 Aug, 2021
Power tariff likely to go up by Rs1.47

The government is likely to increase power tariff by Rs1.47, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Thursday.

The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has made an appeal to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) for surging the tariff. 

Nepra will take up the matter on September 1. The CPPA moved the request under fuel adjustment head for the month of July. According to the CPPA, a total of 15.21 billion units of electricity was generated last month. 

Hydel generation stood at 29.94 per cent while electricity production through coal was 15.29 per cent and generation from expensive furnace oil was 10.28 per cent, the agency said 

It added 8.68 per cent of electricity was generated from domestic gas and 20.01 per cent from imported LNG in July, while 10.59 per cent of electricity was generated from nuclear sources.

The reference fuel cost for July was fixed at Rs5.27 per unit. In July, the cost of power generation was Rs6.74 per unit.

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