Lahore June 10, 2021: Power generation has been stopped due to mudslide in Tarbela Dam due to which there is a danger of damage to machinery.
According to sources, the power system is currently facing a shortfall of more than 4,000 MW from Tarbela alone due to which the power crisis in the country has intensified and the total shortfall has exceeded 6,000 MW.
Sources said that it would take time for power generation to come from Tarbela and unannounced load shedding has reached its peak in Punjab including Lahore due to power shortfall.
According to LESCO officials, the demand for electricity in LESCO has exceeded 5,000 MW and the power supply is close to 4,000 MW while the shortfall has exceeded 1,000 MW which has worsened the power supply situation in rural and small towns.
Due to power crisis, besides Lahore, long load shedding is taking place in different cities including Islamabad, Peshawar and Karachi. The duration of the closure reached 18 hours. Prolonged power outages have become commonplace in Karachi and power outages lasted for four hours in many parts of the city.
Sources said that the total power shortfall is maintained at 7,000 to 8,000 MW. It may be recalled that the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) yesterday took notice of the additional load shedding in the country and summoned the heads of all electricity distribution companies, including the CEO of K Electric.
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