ISLAMABAD: Electricity shortfall in the country on Monday jumped to 7,663 megawatt (MW), compelling the Pakistan Electric Supply Company to observe between 14 and 18 hours of load-shedding in urban and rural areas respectively.
According to a report on daily power generation and load-management, power demand surged to 17,706 MW against total generation of 10,053 MW due to severe heat wave in the country during the last 24 hours.
Hydel generation stood at 4,229 MW, WAPDA thermal 1,364 MW and IPPs 4,460 MW.
The report added that around 650 MW was supplied to the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC).
It further said that gas supply has been restored to Orient, Saif, Saphire and Halmore power plants besides the 2,500 Metric tons additional furnace oil to HUBCO to generate maximum electricity.