ISLAMABAD, July 1: Federal Minister for Power Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan has said the government is working to enhance the power generation and add around 5000 megawatt electricity in the national grid by next year.
Talking to a private news channel, Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan said load-shedding will be reduced significantly by November as the government is striving to initiate new power plants to provide uninterrupted power supply to the masses.
The Minister for Power said the government will establish five to 10 thousand megawatt solar power plant to bring an end the energy crisis in the country by next summer season.
He said there is 6000 megawatt gap in supply and demand as generation is 24000 megawatt against peak demand of 30000 megawatt.
The minister said the refilling of 1100 megawatt nuclear power plant is in progress and will be completed soon. This will add 1100 megawatt electricity to the national grid.
He further said the government will import coal from Afghanistan in the coming days to ensure low-cost power generation and save its precious foreign exchange reserves.-SABAH