Electricity users may get Rs 6.1 per unit shock in March Electricity bills.
Power consumers may face a bill shock of Rs 6.1 per unit. source : dawn.com

Citizens are likely to get an increase of Rs 6.10 per unit on their March electricity bills, as the country paid a high price for furnace and diesel fuel production in January. In the application, the Central Power Purchasing Agency informed the electricity sector regulator that the total cost of generating electricity was Rs 12.61 per unit during the month. Reliable fuel costs set by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) stand at Rs 6.51 per unit, or kilowatt-hour. CPPA demanded an increase of Rs 6.10 per unit due to Fuel Charges Adjustment (FCA) in January.

Submit all the consumer’s views :

Nepra convened a public hearing on the issue on Feb. 28, inviting all interested parties and citizens to submit their views on the need for the CPPA. The CPPA application stated that the cost of high-speed diesel (HSD) electricity was very high Rs25.98 per unit, followed by the energy generated using furnace oil Rs22.80 per unit. However, the regulator generally accepts CPPA requirements regarding fuel price adjustments. As a result, only 6 percent of the country’s total electricity generation was generated using HSD. Still, its high cost helped raise the price of baskets produced a little over 14 pc of electricity from the furnace oil.

The Nuclear power plants :

In contrast, the cost of energy generated using coal was low Rs14.10 per unit. Coal-based plants account for more than 33 pc of total generation. However, the cost of using natural gas and renewable natural gas (RLNG) was Rs7.74 and Rs16.70 per unit, contributing 14.37pc and 7.12pc of entire electricity generation, respectively. The cheapest source of electricity was the nuclear power plants Rs1.07 per unit, and their contribution to the whole era was 14.37pc.

No power generation from hydel :

The CPPA also informed Nepra that there was almost no power generation from hydel, wind, and solar energy in January. There were no outflows from the dams, and there was limited sunlight and airflow during the month under review.

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