Fault in Guddu led to massive power breakdown, says report

LAHORE: A fact-finding committee has pointed out a fault in the switchyard of 747MW Guddu power plant that led to tripping of some other plants including the 1,200MW Haveli Bahadur Shah (Jhang), leaving whole of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and parts of Sindh and Balochistan without electricity for many hours on May 16.

The inquiry report on the major power breakdown was submitted to the then federal minister (Power Division) a couple of days before the end of the PML-N’s government by the committee. However, the government sealed it after deciding to not make it public, Dawn has learnt.

Published in Dawn, 5th June, 2018