ISLAMABAD: The National Electricity Regulatory Authority (Nepra) is likely to absorb around 20 paisa per unit of quarterly tariff adjustment reduction in various tariff increases.

The regulator on Thursday held a public hearing on a request from the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) for the reimbursement of 20 paisa per unit to consumers of electricity distribution companies (Discos) as part of the quarterly tariff adjustment ( QTA) for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020-21 (4QFY21), determined for various elements and reserved judgment.

The hearing was chaired by Nepra President Nepra Tauseef H Farooqi. Nepra Vice President Rafique Ahmad Shaikh, Balochistan member Rehmatullah Baloch and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Maqsood Anwar Khan member also attended the meeting.

According to data submitted by CPPA-G on behalf of Discos, a negative adjustment of Rs 20.349 billion has been requested for 4QFY21. This included a capacity purchase price (CPP) amount of Rs6.121bn, variable O&M of Rs14.896bn, Use of System Charges (UoSC) Rs1.622bn, impact of T&D losses on the monthly cost adjustment fuel (FCA) of Rs965 million and additional RPC bills of Rs11 million.

The CEOs of Iesco, Fesco and Sepco were asked about the top and bottom capacity loads and grid usage loads, respectively.

During the hearing, Mr Naveed of the CPPA said that the main reason for the negative QTA for the fourth non-payment of 23 billion rupees to the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) was due to the suspension of tariffs. of the Neelum Jhelum hydroelectric project and at the dollar benchmark rate. at Rs168, which was actually Rs153.

Posted in Dawn, le 12 November 2021


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