Power company fined Rs5m

ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday imposed Rs5 million fine on the Central Power Generation Company Ltd (Genco-II) for a major power breakdown in January 2016 that severely impacted Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The fine was imposed on completion of enquiry proceedings lasting over more than 30 months. The company was found negligent on maintenance of 220 kV switchyard of Thermal Power Station (TPS) Guddu old and non-operation of 220 kV circuit breaker which resulted in power breakdown on January 21, 2016 in the northern network of country – darkening Punjab and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.

Published in Dawn, 10th August, 2018