Decision to add 13500 mw within 10 days
20 June, 2012
The government has decided to increase electricity production in the country to 13,500 megawatt within the next 10 days.
The decision was reached today at the Energy Conference chaired by prime minister and attended by ministers and secretaries ministry of Water & Power, Petroleum, Finance and Information and Broadcasting.
The meeting also discussed strategy to end unannounced load shedding and control energy crisis. It was decided that finance ministry would provide funds to ensure electricity production.
Others decision made at the Conference included formation of crisis management cell at the ministry of water & power which would be supervised by a cabinet committee. The committee would also monitor the unannounced load shedding.
It was also decided that 207 mmcf gas would be supplied to power generation companies for electricity production. And 50 per cent subsidy would be given to install 4,000 solar tubewells.