The Power Generation Capacity of Pakistan Increases by 7.5%

The Power Generation Capacity of Pakistan Increases by 7.5%

Even though the year 2020 has been one of the worse years for the economy of Pakistan, one ray of hope is that according to the Economic Survey for 2019-20, Pakistan’s capacity to generate the electricity in the first 10 months of the current fiscal has increased by 7.5 percent!

It has risen to 35,975MW in the current year, whereas during last year’s fiscal year, the capacity was 33,452MW.

The total electricity generation hydro shares in FY-2020 rose to GWH 27,270 compared to the 24,931 GWH shares in FY-2019. At present, the highest share of thermal energy is in 51.629 GWH, while nuclear power is 7.049 GWH, and renewable electricity is 2.057 GWH.

A substantial increase in the use of RLNG in the power mix led to improved supply in fertilization, industrial and transport sectors for different plants such as Bhikki, Haveli Bahadur Shah, Balloki, Halmore, Orient, Rousch, Kapco, Saif and Sapphir.

The apt technical and engineering infrastructure is already in place to support existing and under-construction nuclear power plants. The skilled manpower, technical training and academic programmes have lead to the success of the positive growth and these methods enable a more positive future growth that is envisioned by PAEC for the future of power programme of Pakistan.

Bilal Uddin

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