| GEO Business|
| Pakistan to hire 1200MW of electricity|
| Updated at: 1210 PST, Saturday, May 10, 2008|
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will hire 1200 megawatt of electricity from the local and foreign organizations, as Pepco would soon be floating tender, which is being formulated.
Senior reporter, Hanif Khalid here said that the local and foreign organizations would supply electricity on rental basis by installing thermal power stations on trucks/ trailers. Pakistanís electricity consumption is rising by 1200MW annually and the shortage of electricity during peak hours hits at 3000/4000MW. Hydel power production in the country has also gone down by 20 percent, while thermal power production remained at 5800MW. National grid will begin receiving 315MW of electricity by December 2008.