The electricity shortfall in Pakistan has reached 6,672 megawatts amidst the worsening energy crisis in the country, making the duration of loadshedding between six to eight hours in urban and rural areas.
The demand for electricity in the country has reached 26,000 megawatts whereas the supply has been at only 19,328 megawatts making a net shortfall of 6,672 megawatts.
At present, 5,000 megawatts of electricity in the country is being produced by hydropower, IPPs have been producing 2,358 megawatts, nuclear power plants adding 2,358 megawatts, thermal plants have been giving 1,200 megawatts whereas wind and solar power plants are adding up 770 megawatts and 148 megawatts of electricity respectively.
As a result of the shortfall of electricity, there have been reports of 6-8 hours of power outages in different parts of Pakistan.
On the other hand, the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has also submitted a plea to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on account of fuel charges adjustment (FCA) for DISCOs during August.
According to the media reports, the power tariff has been expected to increase by Rs0.22 per unit after the approval of CPPA’s plea to NEPRA.
The hearing over the application of increasing the power tariff has been fixed for September 29 at the NEPRA head office.