Appeal to consumers: ‘Save electricity until shortage is overcome’

People can save many megawatts by switching off one bulb.

Our Correspondent June 22, 2012
Appeal to consumers: ‘Save electricity until shortage is overcome’


Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco) Chief Executive Officer Engineer Iftikhar Ahmed has asked consumers to use electricity conscientiously in hot summer days until its shortage is overcome through the construction of dams and power houses.

“Electricity has become an integral requirement of our everyday life, but a sizeable number of power units are wasted through ‘unwanted abuse of electricity’,” he said while speaking to the media here on Friday.

He suggested that three million consumers of Fesco could save 300 megawatts by switching off only one bulb of 100 watts, adding this electricity could be used in industries, business and agriculture which would spur economic activities in the country.

Besides the role of consumers in saving electricity, Ahmed said, Fesco was also playing its part and was taking steps to minimise unscheduled load-shedding. He expressed the hope that within a few days the consumers would see a positive improvement in electricity supply, but at the same time asked them that they would have to cooperate with the company.

Published In The Express Tribune, June 23rd, 2012.


Ahmad | 12 years ago | Reply

Strange statement... When you get electricity only for 4 hours per day, how can you save it...

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