The average price at which states procured non-renewable electricity (mostly coal-based) in FY19 was Rs 3.60/unit, according to the latest calculations done by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC).
The figure is about 2% higher than the average price in FY18. The price do not include transmission charges. The total cost of non-renewable power in FY19 across the country was Rs 3.9 lakh crore, 5.6% higher than that of the previous fiscal. The volume of such electricity consumed was 1,093 billion units, up 3.3%.
The national-level cost was derived by computing average prices paid by all states/UTs, weighted by volume of conventional power purchased by them. Read more
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