Power shortfall touches 6,000mw

Loadsh­edding durati­on in urban areas is 8 to 10 hours a day.


Express May 20, 2011

The load-shedding crisis may further increase in the coming days as power shortfall has reached 6,000 megawatts.

Unlike claims made by the PEPCO officials in their recent statements, the crisis has actually spiralled.

Loadshedding duration in urban areas is 8 to 10 hours a day while in rural areas the unannounced load-shedding is at its highest point.

Currently the power generation is slightly above 12,000 megawatts against its demand which has crossed 18,000 megawatts as of Friday.

PEPCO is also providing 680 megawatts to KESC on daily basis for Karachi's needs.

Common citizens as well as the business community are protesting against load-shedding as the crisis is seriously affecting both.

PEPCO vs Sui Gas

Managing Director Sui Gas Arif Hameed has brushed off allegations by PEPCO blaming the SNGPL for being behind the current electricity crisis.

Speaking exclusively to Express 24/7, Arif Hameed negated statements by PEPCO on not getting gas supply from SNGPL.

He said there is no direct contract between SNGPL and PEPCO.

Hameed added that SNGPL is facing a shortfall of 450 million cubic feet a day, resulting in two-day gas loadshedding of CNG stations.

The MD believes that gas supply will improve when the contract with two private Independent Power Plants ends in June. He has made it clear that these contracts will not be renewed.

COMMENTS (4)

All weather friend | 10 years ago | Reply China Will fix pakistan problem.
Anwar Hasan | 10 years ago | Reply Protests and processions will not make electricity. We have to demand concrete plans for the next few years form our government regarding our major issues.
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