Power production drops 10.5% to 13,104 GWh

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Observer Report

Karachi

Commercial power production dropped to 13,104 gigawatt-hours (GWh) in September 2020 as industrial and residential consumers continued to switch over to cheaper options like generating their own electricity from solar and gas-fired plants to avoid comparatively expensive electricity from the national grid system.
Power production dropped 10.5% in September compared to August 2020 and decreased almost 4% compared to September 2019, according to data compiled by power sector regulator National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) and research house Arif Habib Limited (AHL).
“Industries have gradually shifted to their own captive (inhouse) generation over the year as power from the national grid costs comparatively higher,” Topline Research Deputy Head Shankar Talreja told media.
AHL Head of Research Tahir Abbas gave a similar reason for the drop in commercial power production.

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