Due to the devaluation of the rupee and economic difficulties, meeting the demand for electricity in summer has become a big challenge for the government. People may also face many hours long load shedding.
This year, 18 lakh new users have been added in the country. The transmission system has a capacity of only 24,000 MW, while the total demand in hot weather will exceed 30,000 MW.
In summer, 58% of electricity is produced from expensive imported furnace oil, 25% from hydroelectricity, 13% from nuclear energy and 4% from alternative energy, but due to malfunctions in the coming summer, Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project 969MW of hydropower will not be available. .
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Ending subsidies and additional overhead charges due to IMF pressure to reduce circulating debt will create an additional burden of Rs 335 billion on consumers in the form of heavy bills.
Experts have called the situation alarming. Energy expert Dr. Basharat said that there are no dollars to buy imported LNG furnace oil coal in the country.
The government is talking about alternative energy in such difficult situations, but the experts have something else to say.
Dr. Basharat believes that there is not a single alternative energy expert in the Energy Wing of the Planning Commission who can tell you how to generate.
According to experts, if public buildings are converted to solar energy and 5,000 megawatts are saved, and 8,000 megawatts are saved by replacing old fans and AC bulbs, then the demand can be met within the existing production capacity and the public will not have long load shedding. Will not have to suffer.