Load-shedding continues as power shortfall hits 7000MW
The energy crisis in the country has intensified as the electricity shortfall widened to over 7,000 megawatts, it emerged on Tuesday.
According to sources in the power division, the demand for electricity in the country has reached 28,200 MW and the supply is around 21200 MW due to which the shortfall has exceeded 7000 MW.
4,635 MW of electricity is being generated from hydropower and government thermal power plants are generating 1,060 MW of electricity while 9,677 MW of electricity is being generated from IPPs. Several plants have been shut down due to shortage of oil, gas and coal.
Unannounced load shedding of 10 to 12 hours is going on in different parts of the country and the duration of power load shedding is longer in areas with high line losses.
According to sources, due to unavailability of data, scheduled load shedding method is not being used.
On the other hand, due to the energy crisis, the worst load shedding continues in Karachi and Lahore and LESCO’s shortfall has reached 800 MW due to which one hour load shedding is being carried out in the city every 2 hours.
In addition, the worst load shedding is going on in Karachi by K Electric and load shedding is being carried out for 9 to 10 hours.