ISLAMABAD (PPI) - Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has said that it was tackling the most critical electricity situation through a multi pronged strategy based on a well coordinated plan to equate the demand and supply of electricity, energy management and conservation. PEPCO operations have been reorganized to make it fully functional in terms of energy conservation, load management, load monitoring and to regulate and coordinate the generation, distribution and load sharing situation. PEPCO was managing an electricity deficit from 1200 MW to 2500 MW because of abrupt increase in load due to rising mercury. A sudden deficit of 1100 MW was confronted as a result of a technical fault in Mangla and a crises situation developed. PEPCO extended all possible assistance to WAPDA to restore electricity generation after rectifying the fault. It also started disseminating latest information to the general public about the repair process through print and electronic media. On one side, PEPCO started coordinating with ministry, WAPDA ,DISCOS, NPCC and other related departments for speedy repairs of the power house and on the other it formulated a well thought out load management program to supply electricity with minimum possible inconvenience caused to the consumers. The dearth of power is being made up by PEPCO through full thermal usage and extra hydel power generation. Coordination with all the IPPs and other rentals have been completed to provide power supply to the PEPCOs system. The power house is likely to resume electricity generation within a few days because of concerted efforts of PEPCO/WAPDA technical teams. PEPCO urges consumers to cooperate in this crunch situation and support the company in its load management plan to meet shortfall issue. PEPCO load management system has been consistently working to regulate the load growth. On 03 July 2009, the demand of electricity went up to 14064 Megawatt. The load of 2001 MW was managed to provide maximum relief to consumers. It is to be noted that last year same day the load shedding up to 4128 MW was carried out, which clearly indicates improvement in the over all electricity distribution situation. A total of 670 MW were exported to KESC, where as last year the export was 500 MW.