Sources added that KESCO
is producing just 70 MW this time, which could only be for the use of Quetta city for 4 to 6 hours and 23 other Districts are deprived of electricity for 70 hours.
sources said that power supply to Jafferabad and Nasirabad among various areas was halted as a technical fault had occurred in Dera Murad Jamali grid station.
He asked WAPDA, KESCO
and HESCO to ensure minimum load-shedding so that industrial wheel could keep on moving.
The ministry said production of power is 11800 MW while demand is 15000 MW, KESCO
is being provided 680 MW of electricity.
Responding to another query regarding alternate option of electricity generation through gas, Federal Minister stated we do not have enough gas to generate electricity with it, as in winter the masses consume gas in abundance Replying to a query he stated that in Karachi there was zero load shedding for industrial sectors and currently we are providing 650MW to KESCO
on daily basis and to improve the line losses and distribution system in the metropolitan city the Government was initiating a $365 million worth project to improve the efficiency of electricity system.
Among the companies who issued connections included LESCO issued 112087 connections, GEPCO issued 66470 connections, FESCO 12154 connections, IESCO 77191 connections, MEPCO issued 148320 connections, Punjab issued 525615 connections, PESCO issued 48227 connections, TESCO issued 77 connections, JESCO issued 22976 connections and KESCO
issued 11885 connections.
According to NTDC and KESCO
sources, the repair work of towers of transmission line of 220 KV and 132 KV blown up in Much on night between 18th and 19th March, is still afoot.
was receiving 590 MW out of total production of the electricity.
570 MW were exported to KESCO
on 19 MW, it was 510 MW on the same day last year.