Beating others, KE reduces T&D losses substantially

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has painted a dismal picture of power sector during the tenure of previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government primarily due to higher losses, lower recovery of consumer bills, growing circular debt and swelling capacity payments to electricity producers.

In its State of Industry Report 2017, Nepra suggested that circular debt had been a major challenge as transmission and distribution (T&D) losses of distribution companies exceeded the targets.

Average T&D loss target for financial year 2016-17 was 15.27% at the national level, excluding K-Electric, whereas the distribution companies reported losses of around 17.9%.

Published in The Express Tribune, 31st July, 2018