ISLAMABAD – The federal authorities shouldn’t be offering fuel to 120 MW fuel power technology plant in Balochsitan which has resulted in extreme load-shedding in QESCO space.
CEO Quetta Electrical Provide Company (QESCO) in his presentation within the NEPRA listening to right here on Wednesday mentioned the load-shedding scenario had worsened resulting from closure of 120 MW fuel powered Habibullah Coastal energy plant.
NEPRA has performed public listening to by way of video hyperlink within the matter of unscheduled load-shedding and over billing by QESCO, PESCO, TESCO.
Chief Government Officer (CEO) QESCO knowledgeable the regulator that the settlement for the fuel provide to Habibullah Coastal Energy plant has expired and the brand new settlement has not but been signed. The non provision of fuel to the ability plant has additional deteriorated the load-shedding situation within the province, he mentioned.
The CPPA officers additionally endorsed the CEO QESCO declare and mentioned that fuel shouldn’t be being offered to the ability plant.
Vice Chairman NEPRA, Saifullah Chattha mentioned that fuel is being professionalvided to the complete nation from Balochistan and it’s not truthful that 120 MW energy plant within the province shouldn’t be receiving fuel. NEPRA will take up the matter of non-proimaginative and prescient of fuel with the federal government, he mentioned.
Chairman NEPRA, Tauseef H. Farooqi requested that why the issue of fuel provide to Habibullah coastal energy plant shouldn’t be being resolved? Official of the Nationwide Energy Control Centre mentioned that they’ve raised the problem with Petroleum division.
CEO QESCO, nevertheless mentioned that there isn’t a criticism of overbilling within the Qesco area. The CEO mentioned that customers are going through the issue of low voltage.
In its listening to on overbilling and extreme load-shedding in PESCO areas, the regulator was infashioned by Chief Government Officer PESCO that the feeders are overloaded and they’re going through briefage of workers. He acknowledged that moreover scheduled load-shedding they’re additionally doing un scheduled load-shedding.
Deputy Chairman NEPRA mentioned that top losses on feeders are as a result of inefficiencies of the Discos workers. He mentioned that Discos has to imshow their efficiency.
Member NEPRA Sindh, Rafiq Ahmad Shaikh mentioned that it’s criminal to shut down a feeder resulting from excessive losses. Official from TESCO knowledgeable that the federal government has withdrawn all of the subsidies. Out of 24 hours electrical energy is being offered to the TESCO consumers for under 6 hours, the official added. Vice Chairman NEPRA requested that it signifies that load-shedding in Tribal Space has elevated from 18 to 20 hours? ”Sure it’s proper,” TESCO official replied.
Member NEPRA Sindh, Rafiq Ahmad Shaikh mentioned that the authority will suggest the federal government for the appointment of full time CEOs in Discos.