A six point strategy for power crisis?


Express April 19, 2010

LAHORE: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, has said that the energy conference has looked into evolving a six-point strategy to solve the power crisis.

The Pakistan Electric Power Company resorted to unscheduled power outages on Monday to overcome a shortfall of more than 5,500 megawatts.

Big cities remained without power for 12 hours while small cities, villages and towns were without electricity for 20 hours in a day. The total power demand is 15,500 megawatts while the total electricity generation in the country is 10,000 megawatts.

MD PEPCO Basharat Cheema has said the outflow of 10,000 cusecs of water from Tarbela Dam from April 21st will help to reduce this shortfall.

He said reopening of closed power plants will also bridge gap between demand and supply in the coming days.

COMMENTS (7)

Mazhar | 11 years ago | Reply Our govts do not plan long term strategy, it is very strange that the govt is asking save electricity by close offices, industries, mills, street lights, etc. Shuuting of office and busniess or street lioghts is not a solution. Shutting of office & industry will ruin our economy, and shuttin of street lights will encourage the street theive to make thier ways. Has govt planned any solution for that, even the matter has not been discuseed by the government authorities. Why not the govt asks the nation to make it off and announce 3-4 weeks holidays by giving a certian advance deadline and only utmost required offices should be opened. During the period, govt should activily take firm steps and press hard all power generation companies to start production.
Waheed Ullah | 11 years ago | Reply Dams Dams Dams and only Dams
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