March 21, 2022 (MLN): Electricity production rose 11.1% year-on-year to 8,088 GWh in February 2022, from 7,281 GWh in February 2021, supported by higher production from hydel, nuclear and coal, according to the monthly electricity production data published by the National Electric Power Authority (NEPRA). Sunday.
Cumulatively, during 8MFY22, electricity production increased by 9.4% year-on-year to 91,281 GWh compared to 83,407 GWh recorded during the corresponding period of the previous calendar year.
In February 2021 alone, electricity generation from coal, nuclear, FO and wind increased by 34.7%, 28%, 6.8x and 68.2% year-on-year, respectively. However, hydel, regasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) and bagasse-based production decreased by 27.5%, 3.5% and 0.6% year-on-year, respectively.
In terms of sources, the share of coal in electricity generation was the largest in February 2022, as it accounted for 32% (2,564 GWh) of total electricity with a fuel cost of Rs 13.1 /KWh.
This was followed by hydel with around 18.2% (1,474 GWh) of electricity with zero fuel cost.
With a share of 15.2%, power generation from RLNG was 1,226 GWh at a rate of Rs 14.3/KWh, while nuclear contributed 12.5% (1,013 GWh) electricity at a price of Rs 1.1/KWh. Meanwhile, output from gas-fired power plants was 918 GWh (11% of total output) at a fuel cost of Rs 8.2/KWh.
Wind power provided about 2% or 165 GWh of electricity at zero cost, while the contribution of 7% or 527 GWh came from FO at a cost of Rs21.5/KWh. Bagasse and solar contributed about 1% (99 GWh) and 1% (58 GWh) of electricity respectively during the month at a fuel cost of Rs6/KWh and Rs0/KWh respectively.
Imported electricity amounted to 34 GWh at a price of Rs 15.7/KWh.
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Published on: 2022-03-21T12:42:56+05:00