USAID project: 25 Fesco officials receive two-day training

Published: August 20, 2014
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The Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi bench had directed the provincial government to revise the policy in two weeks after suspending it on July 15. STOCK IMAGE

The Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi bench had directed the provincial government to revise the policy in two weeks after suspending it on July 15. STOCK IMAGE

FAISALABAD: 

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organised a two-day training session for Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco) officials.

Fesco spokesman Tahir Sheikh said on Tuesday that the training was attended by 25 officers. He said certificates had been given to the officials. The USAID has started a five-year Power Distribution Programme in the country. It provides assistance to the government in its efforts to reform the power sector.

The project is helping government-owned electricity distribution companies improve their performance by reducing losses, increasing revenues and enhancing customer services. Under the project, the Fesco power distribution centre was made functional in 2013. Live data is sent to the centre by grid stations and feeders. It is displayed on several screens. A total of 1,064 automatic meter reading devices have been installed on 85 grid stations.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2014.

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