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‘KE system couldn’t tackle 2,700 MW surplus power’

‘KE system couldn’t tackle 2,700 MW surplus power’

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) fact finding committee has revealed that K-Electric utilised its generation resources optimally during the recent power crisis, adding that its transmission and distribution system could not sustain 2500 to 2700 mega watts (MWs) of electricity injected to it, resulting in tripping and system breakdown, said a press release issued on Monday.

PM displeased with unscheduled outages

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday expressed his displeasure over unscheduled load shedding in the beginning of Ramzan. He was chairing the 16th meeting of the cabinet committee on energy at the PM

PM promises chilled out summers

Chairing the 10th meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy at the Prime Minister’s House Tuesday afternoon, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that more electricity will soon be available in the system and directed that load shedding in summers should not be more than six hours in urban areas and no more than eight hours in rural areas in summer.

Power minister cuts a ‘sorry’ figure

One should not forget that the government had just cleared the entire circular debt a year before July and there were no system constraints. Every machine was running to its capacity. Now the circular debt has reared its head. Fuel supplies have been squeezed; the sector is getting around 22,000 tons furnace oil against total the demand of around 36,000 tons. So, the situation is bound to worsen.

Outages. Need we say more?

Citizens of the metropolis are facing worst ever electricity load shedding this summer with power shortfall exceeding 4,300MW and the duration of load shedding rising to 18 hours a day in most