Power supply to twin cities suspended due to tripping

ISLAMABAD: Power supply to areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad including Pak Secretariat on Monday remained suspended due to tripping at Rawat 500KV grid station.

“There was tripping at Rawat 500KV grid station due to which new Ghakkar 500KV grid station tripped,” said a Power Division spokesperson soon after blackout in twin cities.

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has already taken serious notice of the recent massive tripping that caused power outage in large parts of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa twice this month as well as the prevailing situation with respect to poor performance of NTDC’s transmission network.

The federal secretariat also remained without power for about 30 minutes which raised eyebrows over the performance of power sector especially during Ramazan.

Published in Business Recorder, 22nd May, 2018