Despite rise in power supply, consumers to face outages this summer

ISLAMABAD: The PML-N government has failed to meet its promise of ending electricity load-shedding during its five-year tenure, which is going to end in early June, as despite increasing power production by thousands of megawatts, the upcoming summer will again be tough for the consumers who will continue to endure outages.

The government official revealed that the National Power Control Centre (NPCC) and power distribution companies had expected that average growth in consumer demand would range from 10% to 13% in 2018 compared with the average demand in 2017.

He said the level of shortfall would vary from 5% to 7% from March to October 2018.

Published in The Express Tribune, 16th March, 2018