Electricity shortfall tops 6,113MW

Our Correspondent June 14, 2024
Over the first ten months of the current fiscal year 2023-24, power generation witnessed a 3% drop, totalling 100,980 GWh compared to 103,593 GWh during the same period in the previous year. photo: REUTERS


As the mercury continues to rise across the country with temperatures hitting 40C in many areas, the electricity shortage on Thursday was recorded at 6,113 megawatts (MW).

Sources said as opposed to the countrywide demand of 26,700 MW, the production stood at 20,587 MW.

The private sector leads in terms of production as their power plants are generating 7,898 MW.

Similarly, 7,348 MW is being produced through hydropower resources — making them the second largest contributor.

The country’s nuclear power plants are generating 3,250 MW, taking the third slot.


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