Pakistan has produced a record 23,116 MWs of electricity for the first time ever, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has revealed.
According to details, the electricity production in Pakistan reached this level on Tuesday at 3 pm.
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 govt was 20,811 MW on the 24th of july 2018. The peak yesterday was 2,300 MW higher
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) July 29, 2020
The previous record of the highest capacity of electricity generated in Pakistan was made on 24 July 2018 when the country produced 20,811 MWs electricity.
Earlier this month, Umar disclosed that WAPDA had registered a 20% increase in the hydel electricity capacity during FY 19-20 against the FY 18-19.
After the completion of Dasu, Mohmand, and Diamir Bhasha dams, Pakistan’s capacity to produce indigenous renewable energy will increase further, said Umar.
Recently, Federal Minister for Energy, Omar Ayub, revealed that the government has revamped the power network and distribution system across the country as it is aiming to produce 100,000 MW electricity by 2040.