Four power plants trip in Punjab: Load-shedding duration extended

PEPCO on Wednesday has announced an extension in the duration of load-shedding in several cities of Punjab including Lahore owing to smog and some technical faults.

As per the details, four power plants were tripped due to bad weather and smog in the province.

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On the other hand, power shortage due to undergoing cleanup of canals is the reason of the extended load-shedding.

The officials of the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) confirmed that the Nishat Choniyan, Baloki, Guddu and Nishat power plants tripped causing a shortfall of 250 MW.

After the announcement, PEPCO, Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO), Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) and all other distribution companies have started load-shedding in the areas of Lahore, Alama Iqbal Town, Johar Town, Gulberg, Garhi Shaho and others.

According to PEPCO, normal supply of electricity is expected to resume after the faults are fixed.

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