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Power generation in Pakistan clocked in at 12,617 GWh (16,958 MW) in May 2024, an increase of 2.7% YoY as compared to the same period of the previous year.

Back in May 2023, power generation stood at 12,284 GWh (16,510MW).

On a monthly basis, power generation jumped significantly by 46% as compared to 8,639 GWh registered in May.

The monthly increase was attributed to improved generation from hydel (88.7%), and coal (imported) (1,723.8%).

However, in 11MFY24 (July to May), power generation went down by 1.9% YoY to 113,705 GWh compared to 115,876 GWh in the same period last year.

The decline was owed to lower generation from nuclear (4.7%) and gas (22.8%).

Power generation in Pakistan falls nearly 14% YoY in April

During May’24, actual power generation was 11.3% lower than the reference generation, said Arif Habib Limited (AHL), a brokerage house.

“This decline in generation is expected to result in higher capacity charges for the 2QFY25 QTA,” it added.

Meanwhile, the total cost of generating electricity in the country decreased significantly by 10%, clocking in at Rs8.74 KWh in May 2024 compared to Rs9.72 KWh registered in the same period of the previous year.

The decrease in cost is attributed to the decrease in power generation cost from RLNG, which declined to Rs24.01 KWh, a fall of nearly 2%, as compared to Rs24.46 KWh in SPLY.

In May, hydel emerged as the leading source of power generation, accounting for 31% of the generation mix, to become the largest source of electricity generation in the country.

This was closely followed by RLNG, which accounted for 21.8% of the overall generation, ahead of nuclear, which accounted for 18.7% of the power generation share.

Among renewables, wind, solar and bagasse generation amounted to 3.5%, 1% and 0.5%, respectively, of the generation mix.

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Azmat khan Jun 20, 2024 08:50pm
Why does Business recorder write power in MWs (16958 MW) right after energy in MWHs ?? Both are different things and dont have equivalent.
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Ali Jun 21, 2024 01:55am
Who signed agreements to generate power using expensive imported RLNG ???
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Aam Aadmi Jun 21, 2024 06:51am
'Ho Ga, Muje Kya'. The fact is that I still face power outages for long hours in Islamabad. Secondly, the per unit cost in monthly bills I pay is increasing with time. So...?
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Waheed ud din Jun 21, 2024 09:51am
It is not clear what is the objective of the news item. Joining so many strings to come up with desired conclusion is not showing light in the tunnel ahead.
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Syed Muzammil Jun 21, 2024 10:57am
@Azmat khan, 12617 GWh is the total energy generated in the month of May while 16958 MWh is the average energy generated per hour in the same month. You can calculate it as 12,617*1000/(24*31)
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Shah Jun 26, 2024 05:00pm
The writer does not understand engineering terms and units. Article is ridiculous
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