Shortfall of electricity reaches 3950 mw, loadshedding grips the country


The power crises in the country has been intensified due to non availability of furnace oil and nonfunctional power plants , as the shortfall has reached to 3950 megawatts.
DG PEPCO, Engineer Ijaz Rafiq Qureshi has said that Units No 5, 6 and 10 of Guddu Power Plants are not working as either they are out of order or natural gas is not available to them. He said that the PEPCO is trying its level best to overcome the situation .
On the other hand the long and unscheduled load shedding has made the life of the people miserable . The during of power outages has been touched to 18 hours daily in rural areas whereas in the cities it has reached to 12 hours a day.
According to spokesman of PEPCO, the total generation of electricity was 13821 mega watts whereas the demand was 17771 mw was recorded on previous day. KESC was provided with 720 mw .
“The production in the country from Hydal power plants was 5352 mw, whereas thermal units were giving 1801 mw to national grid. Similarly IPPs are generating 6569 mega watts of electricity . Likewise RPPs were providing only 99 mw.