June FCA: NEPRA allows distribution companies to collect additional Rs 9.9/unit in Aug bills

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Islamabad: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday allowed the ex-WAPDA Distribution Companies (XWDISCOs) to collect an additional Rs 9.8972 per unit for June fuel cost adjustment (FCA) in the electricity bills for August.

The authorities conducted a hearing on July 28 to decide on June FCA. The hearing was attended by the officials of CPPA-G and public representatives.

However, on Friday, the NEPRA gave its formal approval that would enable the DISCOs to extract an additional Rs 156 billion from consumers in August 2022.

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A statement issued by the Authority on Friday said that due to variations in the fuel charges for the month of June 2022, necessary information regarding the actual fuel charges was obtained from the Central Power Purchasing Agency Guarantee Limited (CPPA-G).

The CPPA-G, in its tariff adjustment request, noted that the actual pool fuel cost for the month of June 2022 was Rs 15.8439 per kWh, against the reference fuel cost component of Rs 5.9344 per kWh, indicating an increase of Rs 9.9095 per kWh as compared to the reference fuel charges.

However, after reviewing and assessing the details, the NEPRA determined an increase of Rs 9.8972 per kWh for the month of June.

The statement further said that the fuel cost adjustments would be applicable to all except lifeline consumers.

It further instructed that the DISCOs should reflect the FCA in respect of June 2022 in the billing month of August 2022, adding that the power distribution companies concerned should keep in view and strictly comply with court orders notwithstanding while applying the adjustment charges.

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