Pakistan Electricity Situation

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Electricity produced in Pakistan is from three main sources.

1). Hydel Power Projects
2). Thermal (Gas/Steam/Furnace Oil)
3). Nuclear

There are four major power producers in country which include Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA ), Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC ), Independent Power Producers (IPPs ) and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC ).

Below is the break-up of the installed capacity of each of these power producers (as of June-2008).


a). WAPDA Hydel Power Projects

Terbela 3478  MW
Mangla                                                                        1000  MW
Ghazi-Brotha                                                               1450  MW
Warsak                                                                         243  MW
Chashma                                                                      184  MW
Dargai                                                                            20  MW
Rasul                                                                             22  MW
Shadi-Waal                                                                    18  MW
NandiPur                                                                       14  MW
Kurram Garhi                                                                  4  MW
Renala                                                                            1  MW
Chitral                                                                            1  MW
Jagran (AK)                                                                   30  MW
Total Hydal                                                                ==>   6461 MW

b). WAPDA Thermal
Gas Turbine Power Station, Shadra                                   59  MW
Steam Power Station, Faisalabad                                    132  MW
Gas Turbine Power Station, Faisalabad                            244  MW
Gas Power Station, Multan                                             195  MW
Thermal Power Station, Muzaffargarh                            1350  MW
Thermal Power Station, Guddu                                     1655  MW
Gas Turbine Power Station, Kotri                                    174  MW
Thermal Power Station, Jamshoro                                  850  MW
Thermal Power Station, Larkana                                    150  MW
Thermal Power Station, Quetta                                       35  MW
Gas Turbine Power Station, Panjgur                                39  MW
Thermal Power Station, Pasni                                         17  MW
Total Thermal                                                ==>   4811  MW

APDA’s Total Hydal + Thermal capacity is                 11272 MW .

2). Karachi Electric Supply Company

Thermal Power Station, Korengi                                   316  MW
Gas Turbine Power Station, Korengi                               80  MW
Gas Turbine Power Station, SITE                                 100  MW
Thermal Power Station, Bin Qasim                             1260  MW
Total (KESC)                                               ==>    1756  MW

3). Independent Power Producers (IPPs)

Hub Power Project                                                      1292 MW
AES Lalpir Ltd, Mahmood Kot MuzaffarGarh                    362 MW
AES Pak Gen, Mahmood Kot MuzaffarGarh                     365 MW
Altern Energy Ltd, Attock                                               29 MW
Fauji KabirWala Power Company, Khanewal                   157 MW
Gul Ahmad Energy Ltd, Korengi                                    136 MW
Habibullah Coastal Power Ltd                                        140 MW
Japan Power Generation, Lahore                                   120 MW
Koh-e-Noor Energy Ltd, Lahore                                     131 MW
Liberty Power Limited, Ghotki                                       232 MW
Rousch Power, Khaniwal                                              412 MW
Saba Power Company, Sheikhpura                                114 MW
Southern Electric Power Company Ltd, Raiwind              135 MW
Tapal Energy Limited, Karachi                                      126 MW
Uch Power Ltd, Dera Murad Jamali, Nasirabad                586 MW
Attock Gen Ltd, Morgah Rawalpindi                               165 MW
Atlas Power, Sheikhpura                                              225 MW
Engro Energy Ltd, Karachi                                            —– MW
Kot Addu Power Company Limited (Privitized)                1638 MW

Total  (IPPs)                                                     =>   6365  MW

4). Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission

KANUPP                                                                     137  MW
CHASNUPP-1                                                              325  MW
Total (Nuclear)                                            ===>   462  MW

Hydal Electricity generated by WAPDA varies between two extremities i.e. between minimum of 2414 MW and maximum of 6761 MW depending upon the river flow through the whole year.

Total Power Generation Capacity of Pakistan (including all sources) is 19855 MW and the electricity demand (as of today 20-04-2010) is 14500 MW and PEPCO is merely generating 10000 MW.

So it is obvious that these 15-20 hrs power shutdowns in most parts of the country are not because of the lack of generation capacity but only because of IMF / World Bank policies imposed on our nation by Govt. The Power Generation companies are not buying Furnace Oil from PSO by saying they don’t have money to do that but we are all paying for Electricity that is generated from Furnace Oil. This is the reason that top refineries like PRL are operating at 40% capacities. IMF / World bank has imposed to reduce budget deficit by importing less crude oil. But due to this fact all our industries are under severe crisis. None of our political party who are in Assembly is ready to speak on it because everyone is blessed by US / IMF / World Bank.

Dear Pakistani’s,

This is a time to show your social activism your power and strength. It is your silence which is deafening and your couldn’t care less attitude which makes the people in power more powerful evasive and secure in their Air conditioned offices.

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Electricity now is @11 Rs. per unit, and it will increase after every two months as directed by (American) IMF policies.

Also CHINA offers to Pakistan Electricity for just Rs.300 Monthly Bill and Unlimited Usage of Electricity but our government is not taking the offer seriously. This is because there will be neither kick backs nor any commissions to be pocketed by the strong mafia of politicians and bureaucrats.

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