Power crisis: Electricity supply falls short by 4,000 MW, says PEPCO

Nationwide loadshedding crisis prevails as demand for electricity exceeds supply by 4,000 megawatts.


Express June 13, 2011

A spokesperson for the Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco) said that the demand for electricity in the country exceeds supply by 4,000 megawatts.

He explained that the current demand for electricity in the country was over 17,000MW while the supply is only 13,000MW.

Pepco provides 730MW of electricity to KESC despite non-payment of previous dues.

The spokesman said that the furnace oil shortage was mainly responsible for the current shortfall. Technical problems at the Chashma and Guddu plants are causing an additional 800MW dip in production.

Nationwide loadshedding crisis prevails

Power woes continue as up to 10 hours of loadshedding is experienced in urban areas and 20 hours in rural areas.

Twelve to 18 hours of power cuts were recorded in Gujranwala, Faislabad and many areas in Southern Punjab including Multan.

Meanwhile Hyderabad, Sukkur and many areas in inner Sindh are facing up to 16 hours of loadshedding.

In Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, eight hours of load shedding in urban areas and 20 hours of loadshedding in rural areas is considered routine.

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