Electricity consumers to pay Rs51bn more in June bills


ISLAMABAD: While barbecuing the power organizations for broad loadshedding and non-usage of proficient plants, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Tuesday settled Rs3.99 per unit extra fuel cost change (FCA) for ex-Wapda dissemination organizations (Discos) with a monetary weight of Rs51 billion during the flow charging month.

Independently, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on Tuesday scaled down the purchaser cost for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) by 5.6pc to Rs2,581.35 per 11-kg chamber for June.

The extra FCA was settled by the controller at a formal conference managed by Nepra executive Tauseef H. Farooqui against an interest of Rs4.0554 per unit extra fuel cost from customers on power consumed in April.

Ogra decreases LPG costs

The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA), for all ex-Wapda Discos, had looked for around 61pc expansion in their fuel cost change at the pace of Rs4.055 per unit (kWh) for power sold in April. It said the buyers were charged a reference fuel cost of Rs6.61 per unit in April, however the genuine expense ended up being Rs10.664 per unit, thus an extra charge of about Rs4.055 per unit to purchasers.

The controller, be that as it may, settled Rs3.99 per unit extra FCA after minor preclusions.

During the conference, Member Sindh Rafique Shaikh addressed on the off chance that 33 power plants at the highest point of the legitimacy request list were getting the expected flammable gas amounts. The CPPA group answered in the negative. On this, the Nepra group asked the CPPA and National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) to rebuild the financial legitimacy request as there was no legitimization for plants to be kept on the first spot on the list when they were not getting the least expensive fuel for over two years.

Broad loadshedding

The executive Nepra reprimanded the CPPA and NTDC group for broad loadshedding that at times went past 16-17 hours every day. He asked the power area authorities to find answers for the power framework and saw that tragically framework was all the while being run on estimates. He additionally scrutinized the power area authorities for usage of wasteful power units.

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