Nepra blames network failure for outages

ISLAMABAD: The increase in loadshedding — even during Sehr and Iftar — has not gone unnoticed as the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has taken up the matter against the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC), blaming it for not addressing systemic bottlenecks despite large investments authorised by the regulator.

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi of the last Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government had approved a load management plan for the month of Ramazan, and announced that there would be no loadshedding during Sehr and Iftar, even in areas where losses and non-recoveries are higher than 80 per cent.

Published in Dawn, 9th June, 2018