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