LAHORE – The electricity loadshedding continued to disrupt routine life in the city on Saturday. The feeders in urban limits of Lahore are conducting 12 hours shutdown while stretching beyond 14 hours in rural limits of Lesco. Sources said that the national grid was facing severe shortage between demand and supply due to shutdown of major power plants over fuel shortage. The demand and supply gap on Saturday was hovering around 7000MW which means 14 hours average load shedding across the country. Hydel power plants, IPPs and Gencos are jointly sharing 10000MW in energy basket. Around 600MW, from the available generation, goes to KESC on daily basis while some 1500MW are fixed for VVIPs feeders. The remaining 8000MW is being distributed among five power distribution companies of Punjab, two in Sind and one each in KPK, Fata and Balochistan.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 24-Mar-2013 here.