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Event Title: Senate Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas

Event Date: 2018-06-01

 

Senate Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas in its meeting on Friday has asked representatives of various DISCOS working for electricity distribution to less developed areas to submit a work plan citing details of demand supply capacity, distribution network, present contribution to national grid, how to increase generation and how to cater for increasing line losses and a better billing mechanism.

The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Usman Kakar here at the Parliament House on Friday and was attended among others by Senators Sardar Azam Musakhel, Haji Momin Khan Afridi, Gianchand, Kalsoom Parveen, CEO ADEP, Joint Secretary Ministry of Energy, and General Managers, Chief Engineers and CEOs of various DISCOs of the country.

The Committee was given detailed briefings on the sanctioned strengths in DISCOs, their generation and distribution capacity, contribution to the national grid, load shedding hours and losses. The Committee also discussed the prospects of having more wind and solar energy generation units to overcome the energy deficit the country is facing today.