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Electricity Shortfall Hits 6500 MW

LAHORE: The electricity shortfall hits 6,500 megawatts (MW) in the country after sources in the power split blamed it on a shortage in fuel supply to power plants, ARY NEWS reported. 

According to sources in the power split, the total demand for electricity in the country outlooks at 26,000 MW against the production of 19,420 MW.

“The power plants are not getting required LNG and coal,”

They said, adding that LNG contracts have been finalized.

However, the disbursement needs to be made in dollars and the supply is being postponed due to non-payment.

They additional shared that:

4,916 MW of electricity is being produced through hydropower resources, 1,084 MW from government-owned thermal power plants.

10,156 MW from private-owned power plants, 700 MW from wind energy, and 112 MW from solar energy.

Power plants functioning on Bagasse are creating 166 MW of electricity while nuclear reactors are generating 2,274 MW of electricity.

They said and further that the shortfall has led to upto 16 hours of loadshedding in the country.

Both the obligatory government led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and PTI leaders have blamed each other for the ongoing power crisis in the country.

Mian Nawaz Sharif’s govt ended the worst load-shedding in 5 years.

PTI govt neither purchased fuel in time nor repaired power plants. Hence the current load-shedding.

Costly power generation through inefficient plants is costing the people Rs.100 billion/month.

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