LAHORE Decrease in temperature on Monday though brought the demand of electricity considerably down but the loadshedding continued with the previous intensity of average 10 to 12 hours outages in major cities, towns and villages of the country. Pakistan Electric Power Company stated the Sundays demand was 18,541MW, which a day earlier was above 19, 000MW. According to the sources, the demand of electricity due to rain further decreased on Monday and went below 18,000MW. However, despite the favorable situation, the Pepco could not give any relief to consumers and failed to minimise the gap between demand and generation of electricity. The shortfall is still standing at 4,000MW with average 10 to 12 hours shutdown for domestic consumers. On Monday, the Lahore Electric Supply Company conducted over 12 hours shutdown at various grid stations especially in low lying areas of the City. However, there was minimum loadshedding witnessed in the areas like Johar Town, Model Town, DHA, Raiwind Road localities. It was learnt that the heavy rain disrupted the transmission system of the Lesco in Kot Khawaja Saeed, Chahmiran, Shadbagh, Baghatpura, Baghbanpura, Mughalpura., Misri Shah, Farooq Ganj, Faizbagh, Sultanpura, Badamibagh, Shahdara, areas around Multan Road from Chuburgi to Thoker Niaz Beg and due to this there was massive loadshedding in the above said localities. The electricity remained cut of for the localities with three to four hours intervals and caused nuisance for the residents. A press release issued by the Lesco claimed the Company continued uninterrupted electricity supply for 82 feeders for the water disposal stations and that the Lesco CEO Salim Akhtar himself supervised the supply for the disposal stations, the statement added. The Lesco further claimed that only seven per cent feeders tripped during the rain. Furthermore, the Pepco stated the electricity demand was 18,541MW against the generation of 14,645MW from all the sources. The shortfall was stated 3,896MW. According to the Company, the hydel, thermal, IPPs and RPPs contribution for the National Grid remained 5,746MW, 2,251MW, 6,511MW and 137MW respectively.