Power shortage: ‘FESCO aims at providing relief to industrial consumers’

Published: November 2, 2012

"As soon as any relief is provided to the Fesco, it is immediately passed on to its industrial consumers", says FESCO Chief Executive Officer PHOTO: FILE


The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco) is making efforts to provide maximum relief to industrial consumers.

Fesco Board of Directors Chairman Nadeem Aftab Sindhu said this while talking to a delegation of the Council of Power Looms Owners Association (CPLOA) at the company headquarters here on Thursday.

He said there was a shortage of electricity in the entire country and Faisalabad was no exception.

He said as soon as any relief was provided to the Fesco, it was immediately passed on to industrial consumers.

The industrial sector was one of the most important parts of the national economy and electricity was being supplied to it on a priority basis, he said.
Fesco Chief Executive Officer Iftikhar Ahmad said the industrial sector was playing a major role in reducing poverty by providing jobs.

On a Council of Power Looms Owners Association demand, he directed the chief technical officer to fix standards for the registration of private units which have submitted applications for the replacement of their brunt transformers.

Waheed Khaliq Ramay, the Council of Power Looms Owners Association chairman, thanked the Fesco for effectively handling load-shedding. He demanded that measures be taken to check thefts of transformers.

Ahmad said orders had been issued to all executive engineers and sub-divisional officers to increase patrolling to check the thefts.

Separately, in a meeting, Sindhu said the Fesco administration was planning the installation of a geographical positioning system (GPS) to locate stolen transformers. He asked the Fesco managers to shortlist companies that provide GPS tracking systems.

He said private consumers could also benefit from this technology.

The meeting was attended by Chief Technical Officer Sheikh Akhtar Husain, Chief Engineer Operations Tariq Mahmood, Chief Commercial Officer Khursheed Alam, CPLOA General Secretary Naseer Ahmed, Sadar Sector President Haji Nazir Husain, GMabad Sector President Dr Abdul Latif and Razeabad Sector President Haji Mohammad Aslam.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 2nd, 2012.

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