NEPRA slaps Rs5m fine for failing to prevent breakdown

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has slapped a fine of Rs5 million on state-run Northern Power Generation Company (Genco-III) for failure to activate the protection system that resulted in power breakdown.

According to a statement issued on Thursday, Nepra imposed the penalty on account of negligence in maintenance of a 220-kilovolt switchyard of Thermal Power Station Muzaffargarh and failure to operate the protection system. That resulted in power breakdown on January 15, 2016 in northern network of the country that covered Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Published in The Express Tribune, 22nd June, 2018