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Loadshedding not Water and Power Development Authority’s domain: Spokesperson

Lahore, June 27, 2013 (PPI-OT): In view of news reports that continue to appear in media, holding the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) responsible for loadshedding and other issues related to power sector, a WAPDA spokesperson has once again clarified that loadshedding does not fall in WAPDA’s domain.

The spokesperson has made it clear that subsequent to introduction of the power sector reforms and unbundling of WAPDA’s Power Wing in 2007, WAPDA’s mandate now includes only the construction of new dams and hydropower projects and operation and maintenance of the existing hydel power stations, whereas rest of the matters relating to power sector including loadshedding do not fall within the ambit of WAPDA.

The spokesperson further said that the matters such as thermal power generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, loadshedidng, line losses, recovery of electricity bills, payment to the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and other organizations etc. are now the responsibilities of public sector corporate entities.

These entities include Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA), National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC), Power Generation Companies (GENCOs) and Power Distribution Companies (DISCOs) etc.

For more information, contact:
Muhammad Abid Rana
Director Public Relations
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Lahore
Tel: +9242 9920 2633 and +9242 9920 2211 -2033 -2029
Cell: +92333 445 8293
Email: mabidrana@gmail.com

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