Tarbela dam: power generation reaches its lowest point


Eleven power generation units of Tarbela dam has been shut down due to low water level in the lake and power production capacity has reached at its lowest. According to the details, water level of Tarbela dam has reached on 1,426.3 feet, where only three power generation units are producing 297 megawatts electricity and they are also not working with full capacity either.

The Tarbela dam officials disclosed that owing to decreased water inflow in the dam the capacity of Tarbela power production reduced from 3,478 megawatts to only 297 megawatts. Water inflow in the dam was 16,900 cusec whereas outflow from Tarbela dam 8,000 cusec while the water level of the dam reached at 1426.3 feet. Dam officials also stated that owing to low inflow of water they have decreased the outflow in Ghazi Brotha and Indus River which is only 8,000 cusec feet. A huge cut on power generation also created critical situation in the country and increased load shedding. It is expected that water inflow situation will improve after March when temperature will rise and snow melting would speed up.