Power Generation up by 10.3% during 10MCY21 in Pakistan

Power generation went up by 10.3% YoY to 11,296 GWh (15,183 MW) during Oct’21, compared to 10,243 GWh (13,767 MW) during Oct’20. The rise in generation was owed to higher generation from Nuclear, FO and Wind.

Major contributors during Oct’21 were RLNG (share: 24%), Hydel (share: 23%), Coal (share: 17%), Nuclear (share: 12%), FO (share: 11%), Gas (share: 10%), Wind (share: 1.6%), and Solar (share: 0.5%).

During the month, Nuclear, FO, Wind, Solar, and HSD based power generation went up by 95%, 8.0x, 38%, 0.2% and 8.7x YoY, respectively. However, RLNG, Hydel, Coal, Gas and Bagasse based generation decline by 5%, 17%, 2%, 5% and 68% YoY, respectively.

During Oct’21, fuel cost for power generation increased by 126% YoY to PKR 9.30/KWh mainly due to rise in FO, coal, RLNG and gas based cost of generation. In addition to, hydel based generation also dipped by 17% YoY.

Fuel Cost up by 126% YoY during Oct’21

  • The rise in fuel cost by 126% YoY to PKR 9.30/KWh during Oct’21 was led by the following reasons:
  • RLNG-based cost of generation increased by 156% YoY to PKR 16.75/KWh due to 125% YoY rise in RLNG prices to PKR 2,715/mmbtu (USD 15.78/mmbtu).
  • Coal-based cost of generation went up by 76% YoY to PKR 11.37/KWh during Oct’21 due to 294% YoY rise in coal prices.
  • FO-based cost of generation increased by 74% YoY to PKR 21.23/KWh.
  • Gas-based cost of generation jumped up by 19% YoY to PKR 7.98/KWh.
  • Hydel based generation decreased by 17% YoY.

Courtesy – AHL Research

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