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Reduced gas supply to power houses causes additional load-shedding
LAHORE, Aug 26 (APP): Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has regretted inconvenience to consumers due to additional power outages, as it resorted to forced load-shedding in few areas due to reduced gas supplies to some power houses.
The PEPCO spokesman said here Tuesday that two days back, some miscreants blew up the gas supply line between Zamzama Gas Field and Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGP). Consequently, gas supply was suspended to Muzaffargarh Power House, Kot Addu Power Company (KAPCO) and Faisalabad Gas Turbine Power Station, he added.
Following reduced gas supplies, these power houses are being operated on low capacity, causing an additional shortfall of about 1000 MW of electricity in the national grid.
Under these circumstances, he said the PEPCO has to resort to forced load-shedding in few areas, where consumers are facing load-shedding of relatively longer hours than normal load management schedules and the company regretted inconvenience caused to them (consumers).
Necessary measures are being taken by the Sui gas companies to rectify the problem, he said that it is expected the situation would be normalized by tomorrow (Wednesday).
^ This explains the additional load shedding.
@Abbas, two thumbs up for speaking the truth.