Power shortfall reaches 2,359 MW

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has taken notice of the recent increase in loadshedding throughout the country, mainly due to system constraints despite the PML-N government’s commitments that there would be no loadshedding at the time of Sehri, Iftar and Taraveeh.

According to the Power Division’s spokesperson, generation was recorded at 21,500 MW whereas demand was hovering around 23,859 MW showing a shortfall of 2,359 MW.

Nepra, in its letter sent to the Power Division, found underlying issue hampering continuity of supply including overloaded grid stations of the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC).

Published in Business Recorder, 9th June, 2018