Following the change in fuel prices, the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has requested an increase in electricity rate of Rs2.65 per unit.

The CPPA has addressed to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA).

According to the application, 36.2 percent of electricity was generated by hydropower in September, 17.05 percent by coal, 8.9 percent by gas, and 18.9 percent by imported LNG.

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It went on to say that the monthly cost of energy produced by furnace oil was Rs 19.23 per unit.

On October 27, NEPRA will convene a meeting on CPPA’s proposal.

The federal government, led by the PTI, authorized a hike in the electricity rate of Rs1.39 per unit on October 15.

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In order to manage increasing circular debt, the cabinet approved a power tariff rise via a circulation summary.

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