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Mukhtar Urged to End Unscheduled Load Shedding

Pakistan News / Islamabad News > Minister for Water and Power, Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar has urged the Energy Management Committee to streamline the load management, eliminate unscheduled load shedding and ensure equitable loadshedding in the country.

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He made these directions while presiding over a meeting of newly constituted Energy Management Committee (EMC).


The Minister said that smooth and uninterrupted power supply is the priority of the Government. He said that the government was utilizing all the resources to enhance the power generation.


He also directed that there should be no load-shedding during Sehar and Iftar and efforts should be made to provide maximum relief to the consumers in the holy month of Ramazan.


Secretary Water and Power, Zafar Mehmood, Salahuddin Rafai, Convener of EMC and Ijaz R. Qureshi Member of EMC, Javed Parvez, CEO, IESCO (Member)and Malik Ejaz (Member) were also present in the meeting.


Mukhtar asked them to ensure proper level of load management and full compliance at the DISCO level and for coordination between DISCO and NPCC.


The Minister said that two officers from every DISCO will be located in the NPCC and will ensure allocated power drawls as per share of their companies, lifting of forced load shedding and removal of transmission and distribution constraints.


The committee was also asked to monitor the generation and there should be no shut down of plants due to minor faults and no long hour power interruption due to system constraints.


The meeting also discussed various measures of energy conservation, reduction of line losses, and use of energy efficient electric appliances for consumers. (APP)

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