LAHORE: The distribution companies (DISCOs) have reverted to implement a six-to-ten-hours load shedding schedule across the country due to the rise of electricity shortfall to 3400MW on Sunday.
In keeping with a report of the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC), the total power production and demand on Sunday (at 12:30pm) was 14000MW and 17,400MW, respectively, that compelled the DISCOs to carry out 6 to 10 hours load shedding.
Due to this shortfall, the major cities of the country are facing the vexing load shedding along with issues like tripping and low voltage with instability. In this way, the inhabitants are not only physically disturbed but also their appliances are in danger to be spoiled.
The Chief Executive Officer Rao Zmeerud Din said that the load shedding in the capital city of Punjab has been reduced to six hours due to effective monitoring of the grid stations’ operations.
“We have devised an effective monitoring mechanism under which everything, right from the quota of megawatts received from the national grid through NTDC to their distribution through grid station is being watched. This has caused reduction in load shedding,” claimed he.
Further he said that he had strictly instructed the complaint centre officials to take sudden respond to the complaints to lower down the public wrath.
“The efforts were underway to resolve such issues, and soon this problem will be solve,” he said.
The CEO added that water and power federal secretary Nargis Sethi had focused on Lesco with a view to improve the system. ” She is paying visits (to Lesco headquarters) on alternate days. Besides, she also remains in contact with the Lescoo top managements from Islamabad through video conference daily,” he said.
He urged the consumers to help Lesco in Improving the system by contacting its top officials directly in this regard.