Power shortfall widens to 5000 MW

ISLAMABAD: Power shortfall has reached 5000 megawatt (MW) with unannounced load-shedding in urban and rural areas due to increased pressure on the system.


According to National Transmission And Despatch Company Limited (NTDC) sources, the electricity demand is 21,000 MW whereas the production is 15,500 MW.

Besides this, urban areas are facing eight hours and rural areas 12 hours of power cut.

Sources say that power demand is gradually increasing due to warm weather whereas water outflow has not grown in big dams as a result of which hydroelectric production is not being raised.