1500 MW Power Shortfall Increases Load-Shedding

The country’s Power Shortfall has been reduced to 3000 megawatts according to reports made on Friday, showing a slight improvement in the country’s energy crisis situation. On Saturday, there was a power shortfall of over 4,500 MW in the country, resulting in an increase in load-shedding durations across rural and urban areas of the country.

The power shortfall in the country, as per details provided by the ministry of power, has increased by 1,500 megawatts and has crossed the 4,500 megawatt mark. It is estimation that the duration of load shedding across the country reached 4-6 hours.

The current demand for power in the country is 28,500 megawatts, whereas the production is only at 24,000 megawatts, resulting in a shortage of power.

The power shortfall for this month has reached 7,787 megawatts as production has stagnated at 21,213 megawatts and the demand has reached 29,000 megawatts as of the beginning of the month.

Currently, the country is in need of 28,500 megawatts of electricity, but at the same time the country’s power production lags behind at 24,000 megawatts. In the absence of a spike in production, sources claim that the duration of load-shedding could increase in the future.

In spite of this, the Power Shortfall on Friday was reduced to 3000 megawatts, which was a positive step forward for the situation.

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There is currently a total of 5,430 MW of power being produced by the power division in hydropower, and 705 MW of power is being produced through the Thar mill plants.

Private sector production is estimated to be 10,241 megawatts (MW) while wind and solar plants throughout the country produce 1,742 megawatts (MW) of electricity, according to the report.

During the month of June, the demand for electricity reached 29,200 MW according to the power division, while the available supply was 21,900 MW.

Some of the urban centers and rural areas have experienced load shedding of 12 to 14 hours in some parts of the country, according to the power division.

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