Loadshedding in Pakistan to be reduced this summer

The federal government is planning to reduce load-shedding hours this summer and run all its power plants at full capacity by making payments to fuel and power suppliers.

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Published: Thu 20 Mar 2014, 9:26 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 4:25 AM

In a lockstep fashion it will also endeavour to add 1,172 megawatt to the national grid through two new gas-based plants.

Sources said that the government planned to reduce loadshedding from eight to 10 hours to six hours a day by producing an additional 1,172MW.

Two new power will be installed this month — of 742MW at Guddu power plant and 425MW at Uch-2 power plant, they said.

As a consequence, a senior government official said, the installed capacity of power plants in the country will jump to 22,172MW from the existing 21,000MW. The country’s maximum power generation could now reach 17,000MW against the existing 16,000MW.


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