Electricity Short Fall Triggers 11-hour Load Shedding

It was recently reported from Lahore that the load shedding hours and electricity outages have been expanded for as long as 11 hours in a day. Sources claim that the shortfall has raised to 3600MW and in order to make up for the shortfall, at least 11 hours of load shedding is required.


The main cities like Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi are still experiencing just 11 hours of load shedding, but areas in Punjab, interior Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are presently facing load shedding hours of over 12 hours. The total power generation is presently 13700MW while the demand has expanded up to 17300MW. This means that there is a shortfall of at least 3600MW and the power distribution firms have to carry out load shedding for up to 11 hours at least.

The scenario, however, is much better than last year where people were dealing with at least 15 hours of load shedding during this time of the month. This scenario is likely to increase more in the month of July as Pakistan deploys different plans to make more energy.

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