ISLAMABAD (APP) - The country faced total shortfall of 2,238 MW with total generation of 1,113 MW against collective demand of 139,900 MW. The Hydel generation stood at 4,025 MW, WAPDA Termal 2,569 MW, IPPs 5077 MW and the PEPCOs export to KESC was 680 MW, according to figures issued by the Ministry of Water and Power on Thursday. Planning Commission report reveals that Pakistan has potential for 50,000 MW generation from Thar Coal filed and work has started to produce 100 MW from this coal reserve within next one year. A pilot project of 100 MW will start generation from thar coal field in the first phase shortly. Thar coal power is likely to cost Rs. 3.90 per unit. The first PRR with a capacity of 150 MW set up in Faisalabad is likely to become operational within next 15 days. Work on eight RPPs is in full swing for generation of 1,115 MW power to be added to the national grid. The government has signed an MOU with Japan for provision of $ 260 million loan to improve transmission lines and grid station technical upgradation. The loan funds will be used for civil work, equipments procurement, construction and expansion of substations, extension of transmission lines. This would help eliminate forced outages. President Zardari has inaugurated first gas fired RPP of 51MW in Naudero on April 4, 2010 which is a private sector investment by Walters Power International (WPI). The said RPP shall have an additiaonal generation capacity of 50 MW within the year thus bringing the total to 101MW. Some of the IPPs and RPPs that are likely to add more power generation during 2010 include Karkey Rental, Reshama Rental. Saif Power, Engro Power Bhikki Power, Hubco Narowal, Liberty Power and Gulf Rental. The total impact of these projects is likely to add around 3,000 MW by end of 2010.