The water level in Tarbela Reservoir is declining, which has affected hydropower generation in Tarbela. Thirteen 13 out of Seventeen 17 Units of Tarbela Dam were shut down due to a shortage of 3,000 MW.
Islamabad: Tarbela Dam production fell 62 percent due to the power crisis is feared to be severe. According to the details, 13 out of 17 units of Tarbela Dam have been shut down due to a shortfall of 3,000 MW while production has fallen by 62%. The total hydropower generation in the country is only 5,000 MW.
The shortfall has reached more than 3,000 MW due to a reduction in power generation in
the country, as the total demand for electricity in the country at present is 23,000 MW
while the production is 20,000 MW. Has allowed public and private power plants to import furnace oil to overcome power crisis and load shedding. K-Electric will also be able to import 50,000 metric tonnes of furnace oil.
The Power Division for Furnace Oil Imports has also issued NOC, which said that due to power crisis, power plants can import furnace oil as per requirement, local furnace oil must be fully utilized before importing more oil. K-Electric, like power plants, will also be able to import 50,000 metric tonnes of furnace oil.
The first cargo of 25,000 metric tonnes of furnace oil will arrive on July 1, 2021.
A spokesman for WAPDA said that the water level in Tarbela Reservoir was decreasing and the production of hydropower in Tarbela was affected due to low water level.
WAPDA spokesperson said that Tarbela is generating 1317 MW of hydropower, Ghazi Brotha is generating 1445 MW of hydropower, while Mangla is supplying 839 MW to the national grid.
WAPDA says that Neelum Jhelum Hydel Power Station is generating 969 MW of electricity, while other hydropower plants of WAPDA are supplying 700 MW to the national grid.
The spokesman said that a total of 5270 MW of electricity is being generated from WAPDA’s hydropower plants. As the water situation in Tarbela Reservoir improves, hydropower generation will increase.
While Federal Minister for Energy Hamad Azhar has claimed that there is no load shedding for domestic consumers anywhere in the country. The water flow from Tarbela Dam is 50%. We are trying to avoid load shedding. Some gas fields will be repaired in 3 to 4 weeks.