Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar has said that on Wednesday, Pakistan’s history highest demand and supply of electricity of 24,284 MW has been achieved. The higher demand and supply reflects not just higher demand and generation but also increased transmission capacity, Hammad Azhar said in a tweet. This new record has been set despite the fact that Pakistan’s biggest dam, Tarbela, is producing just 25 per cent of its output this year during peak season, he added. In contrast, highest generation and transmission achieved before PTI govt was in July 2018 at 20,811 MW, Hammad Azhar tweeted.
Meanwhile regarding lesser RLNG supply to the power plants in August, spokesperson of the Ministry of Energy said that minister for Energy, Muhammad Hammad Azhar has already issued directions to SNGPL to provide maximum gas supplies in order to ensure seamless power supply during summer months. Accordingly, SNGPL has already increased gas supplies to 750mmcfd from 685mmcfd, he added. The spokesperson said that SNGPL has ensured making efforts to provide maximum RLNG to the power sector. The spokesperson said that on restoration of gas supplies to the power plants after dry-docking, the electricity situation in the country has improved and there was no forced load management since 5:00 pm Friday, 2nd July 2021. He said that although there is no substantial improvement in the hydel electricity generation, the demand is being met through well planned generation through alternative fuels in the country. The spokesperson said that inflow and outflows of water at national reservoirs and other factors relating to electricity generation are being constantly monitored. Alternative plans for electricity generation though other fuels and fuel supply chain are also ready.