Lahore – October 02, 2016: Apropos a news item appeared in a section of media on October 2, 2016, wherein it has been reported that some turbines of Mangla Power Plant stopped functioning due to technical fault which caused sudden power failure, WAPDA spokesperson has explained the factual position which is as under:
Mangla Hydel Power Station did not develop any fault last night and continued to generating electricity in accordance with water outflows as per IRSA’s indent. It generated 1115 MW electricity during the peak hours yesterday, which is even 115 MW more than its cumulative generation capacity i.e. 1000 MW. Therefore, the impression given in the news item that technical fault at Mangla last night caused sudden power failure is not correct.
It is pertinent to mention that all hydel power stations of WAPDA have been functional and generating electricity according to water outflows as per IRSA’s indent.