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Persistent heat adds to power crisis

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 15, 2010 | Last Updated: 10 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Apr 15, 2010 | Last Updated: 10 years ago
Persistent heat adds to power crisis

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: Power crisis in the country continues as demand for electricity has crossed 15,000 MW mark.

According to PEPCO sources, electricity production from all sources is 10,300 MW. Power load shedding is going on in cities for 10-12 hours and in rural areas for 14-16 hours to overcome gap of 4,817 MW between electricity demand and production.

LAHORE NEEDS 3,300 MW

Demand for electricity in Lahore has gone above 3,300 MW due to persistence of hot weather.

According to LESCO sources, electricity remains suspended in Lahore for 10-12 hours to bridge the gap of 1,200 MW between demand and supply of electricity. Whereas duration of load shedding in 14-16 hours in Sheikhupura, Okara, Nankana Sahab, and Kasur.

According to the Meteorology Department, temperature in Central Punjab is much more than the normal range for April and there are no signs of rain in coming days. SAMAA

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