Industrial units: Zero outages plan being implemented

The suspension of outages for the industries have no adverse impact on the supply to domestic consumers, says ministry

Our Correspondent November 17, 2014


The Ministry of Water and Power has announced that all electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) have confirmed that they are implementing the government’s decision of zero outages for all industries throughout the country.

“We are in constant touch with all DISCOs to ensure implementation of the decision in its true spirit. Distribution companies have been asked to submit a compliance report,” the ministry said in a statement issued here on Monday.

It, however, stressed that the suspension of outages for the industries had no adverse impact on the supply to domestic consumers as the additional production was being met from the existing generation capacity available within the system. “The additional generation will also not affect the cost of generation for the domestic users.” According to estimates, it said, there had been an increase of about 900-1000 megawatts in the demand for electricity.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 18th, 2014.

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