The Pakistan national grid now has a shortfall of 5000 MW, and in the worst affected areas of the country people are undergoing load shedding of 12-15 hours per day.
Lahore has been seeing 12 hours of load-shedding in 2-3 hour long spells.
On Tuesday 28 June, peak electricity demand stood at 18,114 MW, compared to a capacity of 13,669 MW.
It has been reported that Lahore Electricity Supply Company (
) has been conducting load-shedding “with discrimination”, with wealthier parts of the city receiving fewer and shorter outages than other areas.
The Pakistan Electric Power Company (
) said that the HUBCO-Jamshoro 500 kV transmission line tripped because of humidity, creating an additional 1200 MW shortfall to the national grid.
In April, Pakistan’s minister for Water and Power, Syed Naveed Qamar, assured the National Assembly that the shortfall would remain less than 3000 MW during the summer months.
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