Loadshedding is unlikely to end by the year 2020, the State of Industry report released by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) revealed on Monday.
According to reports, the country will face a shortfall of 1200 megawatts in 2020, despite repeated claims by the government to counter power shortage by the end of the decade. K-Electric will face a power shortage of 1132 megawatts in 2016, the report adds.
Further disclosed in the report was Nepra’s advice against burdening consumers with Rs. 136 billion to pay off loans. The average duration of loadshedding remained two to 18 hours per day last year, the report said. However, it added that the average duration of power outage in Bahria Town was recorded as just one hour per day.
The report moreover said that courts have banned the equalisation surcharge imposed by the government on electricity bills.
It further claimed that while Nepra had to face censure with regard to the matter, it had never imposed equalisation surcharges of any type.