New generation to help bridging gap between demand, supply: Kh Asif

ISLAMABAD (DNA – Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that addition of new generation will further help in bridging the gap between demand and supply.
He expressed these views in a tweet message to congratulate the nation and also team at the Ministry of Water and Power as the country’s electricity generation touched new record high at 17720MW.
He said, “The generation of power by Hydel projects was 5240 megawatts while GENCO has produced 2901 MW.” He also said, “Independent Power Producer generated 9579 megawatts.”
Last year highest generation recorded was 17430MW on June 19, during Ramzan, said a statement issued here. In the record generation the hydel component contributed 5240MW, GENCOs 2901 MW while IPPS produced 9579MW.
The successful transmission and distribution of 17720MW has also reinforced the government’s investment in the power sector. The Federal Minister reiterated the government’s resolve to take every step towards resolving issues pertaining to electricity.
He said, “Maximum relief is being passed on to the consumers as the new generation adds in the national grid.”


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