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Lahore reports surge in electricity demand due to scorching heat

LAHORE: The sweltering heat has caused an increase in electricity demand, according to Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO).

A LESCO representative stated that the business forecasted a 3,700-megawatt demand to accommodate the city’s expanding needs. LESCO is now receiving 3,500 megawatts of electricity from the national grid.

The rural areas surrounding Lahore, meanwhile, are also dealing with even longer periods of load shedding, ranging from three to four hours, as different parts of the city of Lahore are currently experiencing two-hour power outages.

According to the LESCO spokeswoman, load shedding is being used on line loss feeders. In order to ensure a fair allocation of the available power resources, this strategy prioritizes areas where electrical theft and technical losses are more prevalent.

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