Average power purchase cost rises to 3.60/kWh in FY 19


Average power purchase cost rises to 3.60/kWh in FY 19

The national average cost of procuring non-renewable energy-sourced power from generators, or the national Average Power Purchase Cost (APPC), for distribution companies (discoms) in FY19, has increased nearly 2 per cent from the last financial year to Rs 3.60/kWh.

“This APPC shall be applicable during FY2019-20 and until further orders for the purpose of deviation settlement in
respect of the open access and captive wind and solar generators fulfilling the requirement of regional entities,” stated the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) in an order issued on Friday.

The national APPC in 2016 was set at Rs 3.40/kWh, according to the order. It increased 2.35 per cent to Rs 3.48/kWh in 2017, with the hike in cost decelerating in 2018 to Rs 3.53/kWh — a growth of 1.44 per cent. Read More

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