Share of domestic electricity consumption declines

Share of domestic electricity consumption declines

ISLAMABAD: The share of electricity consumption by domestic and commercial consumers in the total consumption has declined during first nine months of the current fiscal year, according to Economic Survey of Pakistan 2021/2022.

The share of electricity consumption by household users fell to 47 per cent during July – March 2021/2022 as against the share of 49.1 per cent in the same period of the last fiscal year.

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Electricity consumption in the commercial sector has also witnessed a decline and stood at 7 percent in FY2022, down from 7.4 percent in FY2021.

However, the share of Industry in electricity consumption has increased to 28 percent during July-April FY2022 from 26.3 percent during July-April FY2021.

The use of electricity in agriculture sector has slightly increased to 9 percent from 8.9 percent. The share of electricity consumption in other sectors, including public lighting, general services and other government traction has decreased to 8 percent from 8.3 percent.

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There is a slight shift in the percentage share of different sources in electricity generation. Thermal has still the largest share in electricity generation in the country, although its percentage contribution has declined from 62.5 percent during Jul-April FY2021 to 60.9 percent during Jul-April FY2022.

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Similarly, the percentage contribution of Hydel in electricity generation has also reduced from 27.8 percent in Jul-April FY2021 to 23.7 percent during Jul-April FY2022.

The percentage share of Nuclear has increased from 7.2 percent during Jul-April FY2021 to 12.35 percent during Jul-April FY2022. The contribution of renewable in the electricity generation has increased from 2.4 percent during Jul-April FY2021 to 3.02 percent in the first ten months of FY2022.

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