Residents were left reeling by the prolonged power outages lasting 10 hours, which began on Thursday. The power shortage reached 6,997 megawatts (MW) and caused severe damage to their electricity supply.
Details show that the Power Division had a total power generation capacity of 22,003MW, compared to 29,000MW demand after the shortfall.
Sources informed that 7,660MW was generated from water, 9,500MW by Independent Power Producers, IPPs, 1,000MW from government thermal power plants, 2,785MW nuclear plants, and 757MW and 133MW respectively from wind and solar.
Sources also claimed that bagasse power plants were producing 88 MW electricity. According to them, the decrease in power generation has led to increased unannounced load shedding.
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It is important to note that although the federal government has previously set multiple deadlines to end loadshedding in the nation, these have not been met due to multiple reasons, including higher fuel prices, and delayed maintenance of power plants.