Power generation grows to five-year high of 11,024GWh in May
Electricity generation in the country grew 10 percent year-on-year to reach a five-year high of 11,024 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in May, official data showed; although the power shortfall is still hovering around 5,000 megawatts.
Latest data by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) showed that power production stood at 10,003GWh in May 2016, while in April it was 8,842GWh. Electricity generation rose six percent for the first 11 months of the last fiscal year as the country is diversifying its energy producing sources by investing in coal, nuclear, solar and wind resources to cope up with energy shortage.
Published in The News, 7th July, 2017