Cabinet approves Rs3.50 to Rs7.96 hike in power base tariff

Country suffers upto 16 hours of load shedding as shortfall reaches 7,793MW


Islamabad: The country’s power shortage has reached 7,793 MW, with total generation hovering around 19,207 MW and total demand at 27,000 MW – requiring a prolonged blackout across the country, and Prime Minister Sheikh Baz Sharif has said he does not The power supply will be allowed to go out for more than two hours.

At least 4,344 MW of electricity comes from water, while the government’s coal-fired power plants are generating 1,190 MW, according to the power department.

Private sector power plants generated a total of 10,520 megawatts, while at least 1,107 megawatts came from wind farms and 119 megawatts from solar power plants.

The bagasse-based power plant produced 178 MW, while the nuclear fuel-based power plant produced 1,749 MW.

Meanwhile, power load shedding for up to 16 hours is underway in different parts of the country.

Islamabad has also undergone power load shedding for at least eight hours, while in high-loss areas, load shedding lasts longer.

Citizens are cursing WAPDA and the government because of the power outage, while citizens are complaining about the lack of water.

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