Replying to various supplementary questions during Question Hour, the minister said at present 400-500 MW electricity was being supplied to Balochistan as per National Power Control Centre( NPCC) allocation against a total demand of 1,730 MW.
He said except district Lasbela, electricity was being supplied to almost all areas of the province. Recently two mega projects of 220 KV Dadu-Khuzdar and DG Khan-Loralai had been commissioned, while two new 132 KV transmission lines for power dispersal had been proposed.
He said the transmission lines were being up-graded which would help supply more electricity to the areas.
To another question, the minister said as many as eight transmission reclamation workshops were registered in D I Khan, Bannu, Peshawar-Kohat Road, Peshawar Hayatabad, Peshawar G.T Road, Chakdara, Havelian-Abbottabad and Mansehra in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa while more sites had been identified to set up more workshops under WAPDA Foundation. The workshop at Nowshera had the capacity to repair 300 transformers in a month, he added.
To another query, Abid informed the House that SEPCOL and Japan Power Plants were inefficient plants, with high running costs. Both the plants had been closed since June 1, 2013 due to shortage of funds for fuel on part of Independent Power Producers (IPPs), he added.
Replying to a question, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif apprised the House that two officials of Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) were killed recently in Sohan in the line of duty when they spotted power pilferage.
He said there were some areas under Peshawar Electric Supply Company where line losses were around 90 per cent.
He said currently six-eight hours load-shedding was being carried out in urban and rural areas in all distribution companies while zero hour load-management was being observed in the industrial areas for the first time in the country’s history.
More load-shedding was being carried out in areas where losses had jumped to 90 per cent, he added. Asif said 16,000 tube wells in Balochistan were without electricity meters.
The minister said new technology had been introduced to isolate power transmission system in order to stop reoccurrence of power breakdown in future.
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