6,666MW power cut causes hours-long outages



The electricity shortfall in the country has reached upto 6,666 MW with total power generation hovers around 21,234 MW, and total demand stands at 27,900 MW — necessitating prolonged power outages across the country.

According to the power division, at least 4,744 MW of electricity is being generated from water, whereas, the government’s thermal plants are generating 1,717 MW of electricity.

The total electricity generation by the private sector power plants is 12,303 MW, whereas, at least 1,961 MW of electricity is being generated from wind power plants and 110 MW from solar plants.


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