Power Generation up by 9.3% during 7MFY22 in Pakistan

Power generation went up by 8.9% YoY to 8,797 GWh (11,824 MW) during Jan’22, compared to 8,079 GWh (10,859 MW) during Jan’21.The rise in generation was owed to higher generation from HSD, Nuclear, Wind, FO and Coal.

Major contributors during Jan’22 were Coal (share: 33%), Nuclear (share: 14.4%), Gas (share: 14.4%), FO (share: 14.1%), RLNG (share: 7%), HSD (share: 7%), Hydel (share: 6%), Wind (share: 2%), Bagasse (share: 1%) and Solar (share: 1%).

Coal based power generation increased by 39% MoM due to resumption of China Power Hub Generation Unit-1, which was offline due to transformer failure.

During Jan’22, fuel cost for power generation increased by 102% YoY to PKR 12.22/KWh mainly due to rise in FO, HSD, coal and RLNG based cost of generation. In addition to this Hydel and Solar based generation decreased by 52% and 3% YoY, respectively.’

Fuel Cost up by 102% YoY during Jan’22

The rise in fuel cost by 102% YoY to PKR 12.22/KWh during Jan’22 was led by the following reasons:

o Coal based cost of generation went up by 118% YoY to PKR 14.10/KWh during Jan’22 due to 97% YoY rise in coal prices.

o RLNG based cost of generation increased by 101% YoY to PKR 16.70/KWh due to 71% YoY rise in RLNG prices to PKR 2,395/mmbtu (USD 13.57/mmbtu).

o FO based cost of generation increased by 85% YoY to PKR 22.81/KWh.

o HSD based cost of generation also increased by 37% YoY to PKR 25.98/KWh.

o Hydel based generation decreased by 52% YoY.

o Solar based generation also decreased by 3% YoY.

Courtesy – AHL Research

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