Electricity Shortfall reaches 3220 MW

Electricity Shortfall reachesThe shortfall of electricity has reached 3220 mega watt (MW), while electricity production has remained 9630 MW resulting in increase of total load-shedding hours.

Due to the increasing shortfall, the unannounced load-shedding hours have increased manifold. In urban areas people face 6 to 8 hours load-shedding while in rural areas the power supply cut has reached more than 10 to 14 hours.

The current demand of electricity is 12,850 MW, while hydro power production is 2820 MW; thermal resources produce 1800 MW; production through independent power producers (IIPs) is 5030 MW, which amounts total production of 9630 MW.

The total current shortfall despite the fact that changing weather has decreased the demand of electricity, has reached 3250 MW, claimed National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) authorities. -Pakistantoday