Electricity Theft

There
is no authentic mechanism to control electricity theft. A lot of power is lost
because of electricity theft. Electricity theft is basically because of absence
of responsibility from the part of clients. People frequently steal power from
main transmission lines; Government has done nothing to control electricity
theft until this point and it’s only subject to the part of customers.
(Pakistan, 2009)

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During
this present energy crisis electricity lost in this way can’t be accepted. On
the other hand poor people have no other option but to steal power, as they
already live in misery, but to take power to satisfy their necessities. As
indicated by a review the percentage of power is more in poor areas when
compared with Punjab the rate is higher in other provinces. The principle
reason of this high rate is costly power. Individuals have not possessed the
capacity to bear the cost of power at such high rates. (Bug, 2007)

Data Analysis and Statics

Pakistan’s Energy
Sector:

Ø  Electricity produced in Pakistan is from
three main sources.

1.      Hydro

2.      Thermal (Gas/ Steam/ Furnace Oil)

3.      Nuclear

There
are four major power producers in country which include Water & Power
Development Authority (WAPDA), Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC).
Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
(PAEC).

Below
is the breakup of the installed capacity of each of these power producers

(As
of June-2008)

WAPDA’s
Total Hydro and Thermal capacity                                              11272MW

Karachi
Electric Supply Corporation (KESC)                                    01756MW

Independent
Power Producers (IPPs)                                                            06365MW

Pakistan
Atomic Energy Commission (Nuclear)                                00462MW

Total
Power Generation Capacity of Pakistan (including all sources) is 19855MW and
the electricity demand (as of today 20-04-2010) is 14500 MW and PEPCO is merely
generating 10000 MW.

Hydro  Electricity produced by WAPDA varies between
two extremities i.e. between minimum of 2414 MW and maximum 6761 MW it depends  upon the river flow through the year.

The
total energy generation of Pakistan that includes all sources is 19855MW and
the electricity demand as for today is 14500MW and PEPCO is generating merely
10000MW.

Thus we can say that
the power shutdown of 15 to 20 hours in our country is not because of the
reason that we have lack of power generation capacity but because of the IMF/ world
Bank policies that are imposed on our nation by government. Companies here are
not buying furnace oil from the PSO by saying that they do not have enough
money to buy but all the people in