ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Water and Power on Wednesday strongly rebutted the news item carried by a section of media “ Power Outages to worsen after fuel crisis” as totally misleading, against the facts and without correct figures.
The Spokesman of the Ministry said that there is no chance of worsening of power load management as the Ministry is all prepared to handle the situation.
The Spokesman said that there is enough furnace oil available in stock with the Power generation companies to maintain the current power load management for almost 10 days.
The Ministry has also purchased 135 thousand tons of furnace oil from the market of which 35000 has been supplied while two ships carrying one hundred thousand tons are expected to reach by 25th January. Further the current 700 MW hydel generation is also expected to rise to 1500 MW by the end of this month.
The Spokesman said that the Present management at Ministry of Water and Power are working day and night to ensure merit based running of power generation plants.
This policy has enabled the Ministry to save 344,000 tons of furnace oil till date, which has resulted in passing of benefit to the consumers in shape of monthly fuel price adjustment to the tune of record Rs. 2.37 per unit.
The savings also resulted in enhancing storage of furnace oil which helped the Ministry overcome the current shortage in oil supplies.
As the supply of furnace oil improves the load management will be further rationalized to provide more power to domestic and industrial consumers.
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