LAHORE - Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) can save 500MW daily provided markets and commercial centres are closed at sunset. Briefing the media at Wapda House here Monday, PEPCO DG (Energy Management and Conservation) Muhammad Khalid said power saved from markets would be diverted to the industrial sector, which would help improve its production. We have forwarded this proposal to the government for approval, he responded to a questioner. Presidents of chambers of commerce of Lahore, Gujrat and Gujranwala had demanded at least 8-hour uninterrupted power supply to the industry, he added. To a question, the DG ruled out any discrimination in power load management, citing that no area including Gujar Khan (native town of Federal Minister for Water and Power) and Multan (Prime Ministers city) was exempted from load- shedding. All power distribution companies are adhering to the load-shedding schedule, which is according to their respective power quota, he maintained. Giving detailed figures of electricity generation and demand in the country during the last 24 hours, the DG said 10,104MW was generated against 14,420MW demand, while the PEPCO exported 640MW to the KESC. Total hydel power generation remained at 2615MW, thermal at 2651MW and Independent Power Producers (IPPs) at 4808MW, he added. Responding to queries, Muhammad Khalid said that Guddu Thermal Power had restored 140MW back to the system on April 2, while General Electric Company, USA, was upgrading its three units No. 6, 9 and 10 by replacing their high-tech parts. The units, he said, had installed capacity of 300MW, which was reduced to 225MW. He also ruled out reports of any fault at the Guddu Thermal Power, citing, it was functioning well. While, Jamshoro Thermal Power and Engro Thermal Power added 180MW and 225MW respectively to the national grid. The PEPCO Director General further said that supply from units No. 13 to 15 having 375MW collective generation capacity at Kot Addu Electric Power Company (KEPCO) would be restored by 10th of this month. April 30 is the commercial operational date of recently inaugurated power plant, he said, asserting that addition of test generation from Rental Power Plants (RPPs) to the national grid was Said RPP 200MW, Techno- 1 RPP, Faisalabad, 40MW, Gulf RPP Kamonke 2MW out of its installed capacity of 62MW.