Power generation reaches record high of 23,116MW, says Asad Umar

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Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Wednesday said that power generation in the country reached a record high of 23,116 Megawatts (MW) on Tuesday.

The minister said that the peak in electricity generation was 2,300MW higher than the earlier peak achieved prior to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) government.

“Yesterday a new record was created for power generation in the country. Peak generation achieved around 3pm was 23,116 MW. For comparison the highest generation level achieved prior to PTI government was 20,811 MW on July 24, 2018. The peak yesterday was 2,300 MW higher,” said Asad Umar in a tweet.

Earlier on July 6, Asad Umar had said that the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) produced the highest ever hydel electricity in 2019-20 with an increase of 20 per cent, compared to the previous year.

In a tweet, the minister said that massive hydel capacity increase is taking place with Dasu, Mohmand and Diamir Bhasha Dams being built. “We need to rely on local renewable energy instead of expensive imported thermal fuels,” he added.

Earlier, on June 25, Prime Minister Imran Khan had witnessed the agreement signing ceremony of 1,124 MW Kohala hydropower project which would be completed at a cost of $2.5 billion.

 

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