Increased loadshedding continues across the country due to severe electricity shortfall despite the Ministry of Energy claiming that electricity transmission system has been ‘completely restored’ after a major power outage hit several parts of the country.
“The power transmission system has been fully restored across the country” said the Ministry of Energy. It added that a disturbance occurred in the 500KV lines south of Karachi has been cleared and power was being diverted from alternative power plants, which will help the power situation return to normal by Friday morning.
بجلی کی ترسیل کا نظام پورے ملک میں مکمل بحال کر دیا گیا ہے— Ministry of Energy (@MoWP15) October 13, 2022
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بجلی کے متبادل کارخانوں سے بجلی کی رسد بڑھائی جا رہی ہے جو کہ جمعتہ المبارک کی صبح تک معمول پر آجائے گی pic.twitter.com/NIRWaWc4Cz
It is pertinent to mention that that southern parts of the country, mainly Sindh, Punjab, and Balochistan, were hit with a major power outage after a fault was detected in the national’s grid’s southern transmission system.
According to reports, the power breakdown caused an 8,000-megawatts shortfall in the national grid, while 4,500-megawatts had been already been been stored and power generation will return to normal by tomorrow morning. However, until electricity generation returns to normal, there will be increased loadshedding across the country to manage the shortfall.