MABAD (APP) - The power shortfall has further reduced from 3981 MW to 3,668 MW as the total generation on Thursday recorded 10,334 MW against demand of 14,002 MW during the last 24 hours. According to daily power generation report, the hydel generation stood at 3,042 MW, WAPDA thermal 2,547 MW and IPPs 4,745 MW.
As many as 670 MW was supplied to KESC, the report said. The hydel generation witnessed considerable increase owing to improvement of water level in two major reservoirs Mangla and Tarbela dams. Sindh government has approved established of 300 MW power plant with joint venture of Al-Abbas group at Badin coal field. Planning Commission report reveals that Pakistan has a potential for 50,000 MW generation from Thar Coal field and work has started to produce 100 MW from this coal reserve within next one year, the report said.
The first RPP with a capacity of 150 MW set up in Faisalabad is likely to become operational with in next 15 days. Work on eight RPPs is in full swing for generation of 1,115 MW of power to be added to the national gird, it said.
According to recent reports from Washington based on an outcome of a meeting between PM Gilani and Chairman US senate Foreign Relations Committee Johan Kerry, Pakistan has been assured provision of Module power plant have 10,000 MW of generation capacity to overcome power shortfall said the report.
The government has signed an MOU with Japan for provision of $ 260 million loan to improve transmission lines and grid station technical upgradation.
The loan funds would be used for civil work, equipments procurement, construction and expansion of substations, extension of transmission lines. This would help eliminate forced outages.
Some of the IPPs and RPPs that are likely to add more power generation during the current year include Karkey Rental, Reshama Rental, Saif Power, Engro Power Bhikki Power, Hubco Narowal, Liberty Power and Gulf Rental. The total impact of these projects is likely to add around 3,000 MW by end of the year.