Power generation capacity to increase up to 26000 MW by March 2018
According to him, the total electricity demand in Pakistan stood around 16,000 MW while the total generation was 12,000 MW, leaving behind 4,000 MW shortage.
“The prevailing shortfall has been caused by a drop in the hydel generation which was producing only 1,600 MW out of its total capacity of 7,000 MW,” he explained.
The minister apprised among total generation of 12,000 MW, some 2,500 was coming from the GENCOs and 7,360 MW from the independent power producers besides the hydel production.
Published in Business Recorder, 5th April , 2017