Energy crisis not to be resolved anytime soon
The major energy companies are operating without top management officers which is hindering progress to solve the energy crisis. OGDC, PSO, and Sui Northern Gas Pipeline don’t have managing directors which is becoming a problem to tackle the energy crisis says petroleum minister Shahid Abbasi. Due to various reasons,... Read more
NEPRA approves Net Metering regulation
NEPRA, National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, has approved net metering through the Net Metering Regulations 2015 act. This is good news for solar customers as it mainly benefits them. Net metering has also been approved for customers who have set up wind mills. In order to take advantage of... Read more
Nepra accuses K-Electric of violating agreement
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Nepra, has accused K-Electric of violating conditions of its privatization agreement. According to the agreement, K-Electric was required to add 1,000 megawatts of electricity to its capacity within three years, but it had failed to do so. It did add 1,034 megawatts to... Read more
Petition submitted to reduce electricity tariff
The Central Power Purchasing Agency, CPPA, has filed a petition with the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Nepra, to reduce the electricity tariff by Rs 3.28 per unit. The petition was filed on the basis of fuel price adjustment from May when petrol prices had fallen worldwide. Nepra had... Read more
K-Electric responsible for Karachi deaths says NEPRA
A report submitted by the Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power mentions that National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Nepra, holds K-Electric responsible for the death of more than 1300 people in Karachi. The report submitted to the upper house of parliament also blames the disaster management authorities and... Read more
Senate panel to probe Karachi load shedding
During a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power, it was decided that a senate panel will probe the excessive load shedding that occurred in Karachi during the first few days of Ramadan. The load shedding resulted in more than 1200 people dead. National Electric Power... Read more
Neelum Jhelum project funding resumes
After a meeting between the Middle East lenders, Ishaq Dar, and Abid Sher Ali, the Middle East lenders have agreed to resume funding for the 969 megawatts Neelum Jhelum hydropower project. The lenders had stopped the project financing due to the increase in cost completion. The lenders were to... Read more
KPK hydropower project gets approved
The Executive Committee of National Economic Council, ECNEC, approved several projects during its meeting on Thursday including KPK’s hydropower project. The ECNEC, headed by Ishaq Dar, is the sole authority responsible for approving the country’s spending on projects. The planned Lawi hydropower plant in KPK will produce 69 megawatts... Read more
Some Karachi areas experience another night of blackout
On Tuesday night, a broken conductor at Bin Qasim power plant plunged parts of Sindh and Baluchistan into darkness. Whole of Karachi was without power for more than 7 hours. On Wednesday night, a transformer tripped causing 12 stations to fail. Many areas of the city were without power.... Read more
Tripping causes prolonged blackout in Karachi
Karachi faced another night of blackout on Tuesday, when a 220 kilovolt power line at Bin Qasim power plant tripped. This led to tripping of two other power plants, which resulted in total darkness for some areas of Sindh and Baluchistan. A broken conductor at the Bin Qasim power... Read more