Power shortfall in country exceeds 6,000 MW

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The power shortfall in the country has reached about 6,500 megawatts as the demand for electricity has increased to a record level due to extreme heat. According to Power Division sources, the demand for electricity is a record 27,144 MW while the total production is 20,324 MW.

Media reports revealed that, the duration of load shedding in urban areas has exceeded 12 hours and the duration of load shedding in rural areas has exceeded 16 hours.In addition, more than 2,000 megawatts of electricity is being wasted due to losses.

 

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