The Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has requested to increase the price of electricity by Rs 36 per unit in terms of fuel adjustment.

According to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has applied for a September fuel price adjustment to increase the price of electricity by Rs 36 per unit.

The CPPA has stated in the petition that a total of 13.10 billion units of electricity was generated in September and 12.72 billion units of electricity was supplied to the power distribution companies. The petition said that the total cost of power generation in September was Rs. 53.90 billion and the estimated cost of fuel production per unit for September was Rs. 2.84 paisa.

According to the CPPA’s request, Rs 13.75 billion was generated from coal, Rs 9.49 billion from furnace oil and Rs 1.34 billion from diesel. The petition states that Rs 8.96 billion was generated from gas, Rs 19.3 billion from imported LNG and Rs 689 million from nuclear sources.

According to NEPRA, the hearing on CPPA’s request will be held on October 29.

It may be recalled that NEPRA had recently increased the unit price of electricity by 83 paisa.

A statement issued by NEPRA said that the increase in electricity prices was in line with the July fuel price adjustment.

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