Panaji: In a major relief to the power consumers, the Fuel and Power Purchase Cost Adjustments (FPPCA) charges have been lowered, wherein the consumer will have to pay around 20 paisa per unit instead of earlier 39 paisa.
For Quarter of April 2019 to June 2019, average FPPCA is 19.81 Paisa per Unit which is in the range of 9.34 to 47.30 Paisa per unit for various categories. This FPPCA charges will be applicable for the energy consumption of July 2019 to September 2019.
The average FPPCA for the last quarter i.e January 2019 to March 2019 which is applicable for the energy consumption of April 2019 to June 2019 was 38.98 Paisa per unit which was ranging from 14.42 Paisa to 44.90 Paisa per unit for various categories.
The Electricity Department of Goa procures most of its power needs from Central Generating Station (CGS).
The State has to who procure Solar and non-Solar power to meet Renewable power Obligation as per the target set by the JERC. In case of shortage of power from CGS, short term power from open market, power exchange platforms, over drawl from the grid through DSM to meet the need of the consumers. This type of power (other than regular allotted power) is much more costlier than regular power. This affects the quarterly imposed Fuel and Power Purchase Cost Adjustments.