Nepra asked to raise electricity tariff by 92 paisas per unit
February 20, 2021 05:56 AM
The government has again moved to Nepra for raising the electricity prices in the context of monthly fuel adjustment, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
The prices are likely to be increased by 92 paisas per unit as the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has filed an application in Nepra in this regard.
According to the application, seven billion and 720 million units of electricity were generated in January, costing Rs51.66 billion. The fuel cost on the electricity production was estimated at Rs5.75 per unit but it consumed fuel as Rs6.68 per unit.
The most expensive electricity was generated through diesel as a cost of Rs18.94 per unit while generation through furnace oil cost Rs12.34 per unit.
Electricity production through LNG cost Rs8 and through natural gas Rs7 per unit. Line losses cost 27 paisas per unit.
The Nepra will hold a hearing on February 25 about raising the electricity rates.