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Electricity shortfall in country touches 6,439 megawatts

Collective water inflow in rivers is 303,000 cusecs, total water storage in dams 7.8 million acre feet: IRSA

August 7, 2022 04:24 PM


The electricity shortfall in the country has touched 6,439 megawatts, with total power generation stands at 18,461 megawatts, and total demand at 24,900 megawatts, necessitating eight hours of loadshedding in different areas of the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

According to the power division sources, at least 6,700 megawatts of electricity is being generated from water, whereas, the government’s thermal plants are generating 830 megawatts of electricity.

Similarly, the total production of private sector power plants is 7,500 megawatts, whereas, the wind power plants are generating 786 megawatts of electricity.

The power generation through solar power plants is 145 megawatts, whereas, the 75 megawatts of electricity is being generated from bagasse-based power plants.

The nuclear fuel is generating 2,425 megawatts of electricity in the country.

Meanwhile, the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) released the details of water inflow in the dams and the rivers of the country.

According to the IRSA, the inflow of water at Sukkur Barrage has been recorded at 384,000 cusecs while it has been recorded at 400,000 cusecs at Guddu Barrage.

The collective inflow of water in the rivers is 303,000 cusecs while the total water storage in the dams is 7.8 million acre feet.

The water inflow at Tarbela point in the Indus River is 165,000 cusecs while the water discharge at that point is 136,000 cusecs. The water storage in Tarbela Dam is 5.2 million acre feet.

The water inflow at Nowshera point in the Kabul River is 41,000 cusecs.

The water inflow at Chashma Barrage is 169,000 cusecs, while at Mangala point in the Jhelum River, it is 38,000 cusecs.

The water discharge from Mangla Dam is 10,000 cusecs while the water storage in it is 2.3 million acre feet.

The water inflow at Taunsa Barrage has begun to decrease. The water inflow at Taunsa Barrage is 126,000 cusecs.

The inflow of water at Marala point in the Chenab River is 58,000, while at Kotri barrage, it is 192,000 cusecs.

At least 184,000 cusecs of water are being released into the sea. Since April 1 last, 4.1 million acre feet of water have been released into the sea.

 

Reporter: Awais Kiyani



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