6, 10 Hours Loadshedding
The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) is carrying out six and 10 hours load shedding in the urban and rural areas of the provincial capital respectively, contradicting the Companyís schedule of five and eight hours.
The scheduled load shedding, coupled with the abrupt power tripping, reached 8 hours in the urban areas, especially where the LESCOís transmission system is old and overloaded. People from Bhati Gate, DHA DD block, Township College Road, parts of Iqbal Town, Sabzazar and parts of Multan Road condemned the LESCO for unscheduled load shedding which had added to their problems. The overall power situation improved as compared to the last Saturdayís as some faulted power plants were brought back in the system.
The PEPCOís generation on Monday was 13,388MW against a demand of 17,278MW, shortfall being 3,890MW. The hydel generation went up to 5,500MW on Monday from 5,000MW on last Saturday. Similarly, the generation from Independent Power Producers IPPs also rose to 5400MW on Monday which was around 4800MW on Saturday. The PEPCO, which gives 500MW/day power to the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), supplied 730MW to the latter on Monday.