Islamabad: Pakistan is recording a power shortfall of 6,000 megawatts (MW) against 15,500MW of production, with a demand of 21,500MW due to fuel shortage and technical snag, local media reported. According to power ministry sources, out of the total power generation capacity of 33,000 MW, hydroelectric power plants generated 1,000 MW, private sector power plants 12,000 MW, while thermal power plants generated 2,500 MW, making about Rs 10 daily loss. Arab.
In addition, the shutdown of several power plants in Pakistan due to fuel shortages and other technical losses has resulted in power outages for up to 10 hours every day. As The Express Tribune reports, some power plants have received capacity payments even after the shutdown. Some of the power plants that have been shut down include Nandi Power Plant with 525MW generation capacity, Muzaffargarh Power Plant with 840MW generation capacity and others equally.
Heads of power plants launched complaints against the Central Electricity Procurement Agency-Guarantee (CPPA-G) for not supplying enough funds to repair power plants and buy oil, for which the National Electricity Power Regulatory Authority has decided to disburse Ordered CPPA-G. Allocation of funds to power plants with immediate effect.