SUKKUR: The electricity shortage in Sukkur and adjoining areas has reached 650 megawatts, leading to rolling blackouts. The Sukkur Electric Power Company (Sepco) has resorted to 16-hour load-shedding in rural areas and 12-hour power outages in the cities. According to Sepco spokesperson Muhammad Sadiq, the total electricity demand of this area is 1,650MW. The routine load-shedding takes place for six hours in the cities and 10 hours in the villages but sometimes additional load-shedding is carried out, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2011.
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