Govt to bring trans­parency and new tech­nol­ogy in power sec­tor: Omar

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Fed­eral Min­is­ter for Power, Omar Ayub Khan has said that trans­parency in power sys­tem and in­tro­duc­tion of new tech­nol­ogy in trans­mis­sion and dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tems are in his top pri­or­i­ties.

He was talk­ing to Ger­man Am­bas­sador to Pak­istan Martin Kobler, who called him on at his of­fice on Fri­day. The Min­is­ter ap­prised the am­bas­sador about chal­lenges in trans­mis­sion sys­tem of Pak­istan.

He said that that the govern­ment is de­vis­ing a com­pre­hen­sive plan for re­haul­ing of trans­mis­sion and dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem so that wastage could be min­i­mized. He said that the min­istry has planned for dig­i­tal­iza­tion of trans­mis­sion and dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem to ob­tain real time feed­back on de­mand, sup­ply for ef­fec­tive load man­age­ment.

He re­it­er­ated his firm to take all pos­si­ble mea­sures to elim­i­nate cul­ture of di­rect hook­ing with the help of im­proved tech­nol­ogy which would ul­ti­mately save RS.250 bil­lion an­nu­ally which is lost in line losses and pil­fer­age. While stress­ing upon the need of har­ness­ing wind and so­lar re­sources, he said that Pak­istan is a coun­try which has great po­ten­tial for so­lar and wind projects and the present govern­ment in its thrust to have large share of re­new­able power in­tends to ben­e­fit from the ex­pe­ri­ences of the de­vel­oped na­tions.

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