Electricity consumers assured of state-of-the-art services



Khurram Dastgir, Federal Minister of Energy (Energy Division), said peak services will be provided to electricity consumers in line with the demands of the 21st century.

“Eliminating theft, improving the supply of electricity, obtaining accurate data and not passing the burden of electricity theft on to consumers remain our top priorities,” the minister said during the meeting. a visit to the headquarters of Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco).

On this occasion, the first Data Center Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) was inaugurated.

Dastgir pointed out that the energy industry has always needed modern technologies and therefore the government has launched the AMI project for all power distribution companies (DISCO) in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ).

He pointed out that the federal government plans to switch to solar power to meet the electricity needs of government buildings. Various solar projects are underway across Pakistan to provide access to low cost electricity.

The Minister said he had instructed all DISCOs to move commercial, agricultural and bulk consumers as well as high loss feeders and transformers to AMI meters.

Speaking on the occasion, Iesco Chairman of the Board, Engineer Qamarul Islam Raja, said the completion of the AMI project will further increase the sale of electricity while the timely payment of royalties electricity would improve the company’s financial situation.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 12e2022.

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