Pakistan power shortfall reaches 6,000 MW

May 27th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan’s electricity shortfall has reached 6,000 MW, leading to an increase in unannounced loadshedding, the state-run power company has said.

According to Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), the current power generation is 10,814 MW while demand is 16,814 MW.

Electricity production has decreased due to inadequate furnace oil supplied to the plants, a PEPCO spokesman said.

In Lahore and other major cities, residents remain without electricity for up to 14 hours a day while in the rural areas the situation is worse, The News reported Sunday.

Loadshedding has also caused water crisis in several areas.

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