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Power generation through nuclear increased 108% in first half of FY22

Nuclear power contributed 11.4% to the total electricity generation of Pakistan in calendar year 2021 which was 7.6% in the year 2020.

Pakistan’s power generation grew 9.3% in the first half fiscal year 2022 (July-December) to 74,396 GWh 28.08 billion units due to improved economic activities after easing of lockdown curbs.

During the first half of FY22, power generation through nuclear witnessed a jump of 107.8% from 4,330 GWh of 1HF21 to 8,999 GWh. Share of nuclear jumped from 6.4% to 12.1%.

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Share of coal decreased by 2% to 16.7%. Share of gas power production fell to 9.8%. Furnace oil share in energy mix increased to 8% from 4.2%.

Of total production, power generation from RLNG-based power plants decreased 6.5% to 13,790 GWh in the July-Dec period.

However, hydropower was still contributing the largest share of 22,587 GWh in the total power generation albeit a drop of 4.7%. Hydel power share dropped by 4.4% to 30.4.

Moreover, the year 2021 registered historic high-power generation of 136,572 GWh, up by 10.6% YoY. The sharp inflection in economic activity post supportive measures by the Government and State Bank of Pakistan remained instrumental in achieving this growth.

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