WAPDA to expand control tax by Rs 2.11 for every unit

ISLAMABAD: The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has settled on Monday to expand the power duty’s costs from Rs 4.89 for each unit to Rs 7 to pay off the net Hydle benefit of hydro power ventures.

As per sources, the outline at scaling up the costs will be sent to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) for endorsement as WAPDA Punjab Chairman Muzammil Hussain looks for more opportunity for the installment method yet Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has coordinated for early installment.

WAPDA should pay Rs 38 billion to the Punjab government by December 31 and the rest will be paid in three portions each involving Rs 1.4 billion – for this the power has chosen to take extra cash of Rs 82 billion from the buyers.

In the wake of conveying the cash to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Shahbaz additionally guided the executive to pay off all ventures including the Ghazi Barotha Project.

It is applicable to say here that out of all the hydro control ventures – whose installment was given by WAPDA to the Punjab government – Ghazi Barotha venture is one of the greatest tasks having 1,450 Megawatt (MW).

Thus, different activities including Chashma Hydro control venture of 184 MW, Jinnah Hydro control venture of 96 MW, Rasool hydro control venture of 22 MW, chi chon ki Malian hydro venture of 13.2 MW, Nandipur hydro venture of 13.8 MW, Shadi divider hydro venture of 13.5 MW and Renala hydro venture of 1.1 MW.

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