Hydroelectric power production dips 25% in Dec 2017

Although power production increased in Pakistan in December 2017 after the addition of several new coal, nuclear and wind power projects in recent months, but output of the cheapest source – hydel – dropped significantly.

Power production by hydroelectric power projects fell 25% to 1,231.53 gigawatt-hour (GWh) in December 2017 compared to 1,642.65 GWh in the corresponding month of previous year, according to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra).

Published in The Express Tribune, 23rd January, 2018