Monday, August 8 2022 Sign In   |    Register
 

News Quick Search


 

News


Front Page
Power News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of Aug 01
Week of Jul 25
Week of Jul 18
Week of Jul 11
Week of Jul 04
By Topic
By News Partner
Gas News
News Customization
Feedback

 

Pro Plus(+)


Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News
  •  



    Home > News > Power News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    Pakistan Faces Upto 8-Hour Loadshedding As Shortfall Reaches 6,500


    June 10, 2022 - Nation

     

      Electricity shortfall in Pakistan has reached 6500 along with power outages of upto eight hours in the country, despite an announcement from the government to bring down loadshedding to three and a half hours.

      According to sources in the power division, the demand for electricity peaked at 28,000 MW against the available supply of 22,000 MW, bringing the shortfall to 6500 MW.

      They said that some of the urban centres and rural areas are experiencing loadshedding between six to eight hours, contrary to the government's claim of reducing the duration.

      Moreover, the electricity quota of LESCO has been raised to 5000 MW against an existing demand of 5,700 MW, resulting in a shortfall of 700 MW. The LESCO has issued a loadshedding duration of a three-and-a-half-hour.

      Meanwhile, the sources shared that an improvement in supply of gas, and furnace oil have been witnessed to the power plants and the duration of loadshedding will be reduced in the coming days.

      It is pertinent to mention here that former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has announced that the power loadshedding would be reduced to 3.5 hours from Tuesday.

      Addressing a press conference in Islamabad flanked by federal ministers, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the country's electricity demand has exceeded 25,000MW.

      He pointed out that when the current government assumed charge, the electricity generation capacity was at 17,000MW which was increased to more than 21,000MW.

      Previously, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had directed the power authorities to limit loadshedding across the country to two hours, warning that he wanted results not explanations over the matter.

    TOP

    Other Articles - International


    TOP

       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2022 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.