ISLAMABAD: The number of consumers of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has increased to 20.85 million during July-March 2011-12, as compared to 20.12 million in the same period in the preceding year. The number of consumers has increased due to rapid expansion of the electricity network to villages and other un-electrified areas, says the National Transmission and Despatch Company. It said the consumption of electricity by economic groups reveals that the domestic sector has been the largest user. Even during 2011-12, the consumption pattern, more or less, remained the same; with domestic share at 43%, industrial 26%, and agricultural nearly 12%.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2012.