The countrywide demand of electricity is 17000MW whereas the production capacity is 10,000MW taking the shortfall to 7000MW.
According to National Power Control Centre, the hydro power production has minimized to 2000MW.
The government power houses are producing only 4000MW while 3500MW is being attained from private power houses and 500MW from solar and other sources.
The predicted shortfall during June-July 2017 is 8000MW with the demand persisting at 22000MW.
At present, the urban areas are undergoing 12 hours of power cut whereas rural areas are facing 14-16 hours of loadshedding.
The past years have also witness a surging demand and mounting power shortfall.
In June-July 2012, the shortfall surged to 8000MW as 18000MW was required from the system.
The same months in the next year were in a need of 19000MW power supply which caused a shortfall of 9000MW.
In June-July 2014 and 2015, the shortfall reached 7000-8000MW and had a demand of 20,000MW.
With the same shortfall in the next year, the demand escalated to 21,000MW.