Islamabad, July 10, 2014 (PPI-OT): The Ministry of Water and Power has directed all the DISCOS to reinforce its line staff, recoup its equipment including the transformers and start working on transmission system improvement so that the problem of localized tripping, low voltage and outages are minimized.
The direction has been issued by the Secretary Water and Power, Ms. Nargis Sethi after assessing the situation and based on large numbers of complaints received of localized outages, trippings and low voltage at the Federal Ministry.
The Ministry has also appealed to the consumers to reduce their electricity usage as the high temperature and incapacity of transmission system is causing trippings, low voltage and localized outages. The Ministry has appealed to the consumers using air conditioners to rationalize their use so that extra pressure on distribution system is relieved and load shedding remains manageable for consumers throughout the country.
Accordingly the localized outages, tripping and low voltage during the very hot days is caused due to heavy pressure on the transmission and distribution system. At the national level the Generation has been kept at maximum level to provide electricity to the distribution companies, however their own system is unable to efficiently transmit the electricity.
The Distribution companies have already started revamping of their distribution system keeping in view that in near future they will be receiving more energy from national grid. Similarly the National Dispatch and Distribution Company have also expedited its work on 220Kv grid stations to reinforce the transmission system.
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Haji Ahmed Malik
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