17,272 MW record power generation achieved

904
PPIB peruses 26 power generation projects of 13,882 MW

ISLAMABAD, June 18 (APP): The Ministry of Water and Power on
Saturday achieved another milestone as the total electricity generation
reached to record 17272 MW for the first time in the country’s
history.

It included 6,080 mega watt (MW) generated through hydel resources while the IPPs and GENCOs contributed 11,192 MW, said a press release issued here.

It may be noted that on June 8, 2016 the power generation reached to 17,120 MW which was record after the last year’s 16,866 MW.

On Saturday (June 18) at the Iftari time around 98% of urban areas and more than 90 % of rural areas were provided interrupted power supply.

A large number of power generation and transmission projects are already in different stages of execution which will ultimately lead to end of power load shedding the country by 2018, the press release added.