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Loadshedding continues as power shortfall reaches 8,000MW in the country

Loadshedding continues as power shortfall reaches 8,000MW in the country
July 3, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The electricity crisis has worsened as the power shortfall reached 8,000MW in the country.

According to the sources of power division, the total production of electricity in the country is 21,213MW whereas the total demand of electricity is 29,000MW. Load shedding in urban have increased to eight to ten hours whereas in rural areas of the country it has increased to 14 to 16 hours.

The total production of electricity from water is 5,430 MW, government thermal plants generate1,705 MW and private sector power plants generate 10,241 MW. Wind power plants generate 1,629 MW, solar plants generate 113 MW.

There are hours long load shedding in some areas due to tripping and overloading. Most of the feeders in the country are facing faults in the tripping transmission system.