CPPA Calls for Another Electricity Price Hike

Electricity tariff is expected to increase in lieu of fuel price adjustment after August 6.

The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA), on behalf of the distribution companies (DISCOs), has sought a 6-paisa per unit increase in fuel adjustment costs. The agency has filed a petition before the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) in this regard.

The petition states that the reference fuel cost in July was Rs. 5.11 per unit while the price of electricity supplied to the consumers stood at Rs. 5.18 per unit.


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The NEPRA will hear the petition on August 6 to decide the increase in the power cost. The increase will not apply to lifeline consumers, agriculture consumers, and K-Electric consumers.

CPPA says that hydroelectricity had a 29.19 percent share, 15.49 percent was generated from coal and 5.28 percent from furnace oil. Gas-based electricity generation amounted to 14.29 percent while RLNG accounted for 27.47% of electricity generated in June.


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