Pepco tells companies to cut power losses

Power distribution companies (DISCOs) have lost over 2.233 billion electricity units in high loss feeders in the last five months. Of the 10 companies, the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) remained the worst by losing 141.85 million units in November alone, according to a report by the Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco).

The losses prompted the Pepco chief to warn chief executive officers (CEOs) of Discos to prepare robust proposals to reduce the losses and that the progress of all Discos would be monitored in monthly review meetings. The failure to cut the losses may invoke extreme measures under the Efficiency and Discipline Rules of 1978, the Electricity Act and the National Accountability Ordinance, if needed, the report warns quoting Pepco Managing Director Musaddiq Ahmed Khan as saying.

Published in Dawn, 9th January, 2018

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