Loadshedding riles people in urban, rural areas of Punjab – Pakistan

LAHORE: Lahore Electric Supply Company’s supply and demand were approximately 4,300 MW and 3,760 MW (average) respectively, resulting in a shortage of approximately 550 MW and the company had to observe load balancing of two to four hours in the city and about eight hours in the city. . rural area.

“Saturday peak hours supply and demand reached 4,295MW and 3,760MW, short of 535MW. However, no load reduction is observed in Lahore (except for service jurisdictions on high-loss feeders),” said an official Lesco source. Serb On Saturday.

He said the government has asked the power department to improve power generation and ensure uninterrupted power supply throughout Pakistan without discrimination.

“Lesco’s electricity quota will increase soon,” he added. “Demand in the Lahore city area alone has reached around 2,800 MW.”

“Demand for Kasur, Sheikhupura, Okara and Nankana regions ranges from 1,400 to 1500 MW,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lesco has supplied power to a newly constructed 132kV Walton grid station to relieve overloaded power grids (Old Kot Lakhpat and Township) and improve the voltage profile of several residential and commercial areas in the Lahore city area. .

The company says its main focus will be strengthening the company’s 132kV grid and transmission line systems. Additionally, each division of the company said it removed system constraints to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers during the summer.

“We built and supplied 50 new 11 kV feeders, performed maintenance on 2,307 kilometers of a total of 3,110 kilometers of 132 kV power lines, cut trees and added new transformers and other equipment to the grid station,” the spokesperson said. .

Posted at Serb on April 17, 2022