CPPA-G seeks Rs 2.94 per unit increase in power tariff for march.

The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA-G) has filed a request with the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) seeking a Rs 2.94 per unit hike in power tariff for March, citing the monthly fuel cost adjustment (FCA) mechanism.

Representing XWAPDA power distribution companies (DISCOs), the CPPA-G argued that the actual cost of electricity stood at Rs 9.38 per unit, contrasting with reference fuel charges of Rs 6.44 per unit for the same month.

During March, a total of 8,023 GWh electricity valued at Rs 66,680 million was generated, with DISCOs receiving a net of 7,756 GWh worth Rs 72,764 million.

Hydel generation contributed 27.63 per cent, coal 10.74 per cent, furnace oil 0 per cent, gas 9.91 per cent, RLNG 20.67 per cent, nuclear 25.79 per cent, wind 2.25 per cent, and solar 1.37 per cent to the energy mix.

NEPRA is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on April 26 to review the petition.