The USAID Power Distribution Programme has implemented the Load Data Improvement (LDI) programme at Multan Electric Power Company to help reduce unscheduled load shedding.
The USAID technical team has initiated operation of the power distribution centre upgrade and provided monitoring screens with continuous load data from the 114 grid stations and 1,210 feeders. This provides operators real time feeder load shedding status. The information will enable monitoring of load shedding and stay within its allocation to avoid the need for unscheduled load shedding. The Load Data Improvement programme uses Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) devices at all incoming and outgoing feeders of the grid stations in all nine DISCOs across Pakistan.
AMR devices are being installed in all DISCOs.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2013.