Load-shedding continues on 3rd day as power shortfall exceeds 4400MW
ISLAMABAD/LAHORE (92 News) – (92 News) – The load-shedding in the parts of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan continued on consecutive third day as the power shortfall exceeded 4400 MW.
As per details, load-shedding disrupted the life of citizens worsened as Islamabad and Lahore faced severe power outrage. Due to the power cut, the load-shedding duration reached 12-hour in big cities while 14-hour in rural areas.
Following to the power outrage, the businesses activities has been also disrupted across the country. The consumers in many urban and rural areas of Punjab faced a terrible situation for a third consecutive day on Friday.
It was reported that different power plants, transmission lines and grid stations tripped again either due to dense fog or technical fault, forcing major power distribution companies (Discos) to resort to shutdowns and load management for several hours.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) authorities on Friday informed that total production of electricity in 9800MW while demand is more than 12500MW.
The power sector said that low voltage, tripping and unannounced long hours power cuts are likely to continue until weather conditions improve. They said extreme weather conditions coupled with dense fog has exposed the vulnerability of the entire power sector i.e. generation, transmission and distribution.
They added the government still has to improve transmission and distribution to avoid such untoward incident not happens again.
Earlier it was informed that four power plants were tripped due to bad weather and smog. On the other hand, electricity shortage due to undergoing cleanup of canals was the reason of the extended load-shedding.
The officials confirmed that the Nishat Choniyan, Baloki, Guddu and Nishat power plants had tripped causing a shortfall of 250 MW.
After the announcement, PEPCO, Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO), Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) and all other distribution companies had started load-shedding in the areas of Lahore, Alama Iqbal Town, Johar Town, Gulberg, Garhi Shaho and others.