71 per cent feeders exempted from power load-shedding: IESCO Chief

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 05 (APP):Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Basit Zaman Tuesday said
71 per cent feeders of the company have been exempted by power load-shedding in
light of the federal government and minister for power division Sardar Awais
Leghari directives.
“In compliance of federal government and minister of energy instructions 71% feeders of IESCO have been exempted by load shedding,” the CEO said while briefing media persons here.
He said the press briefing was in continuation of federal minister press conference to aware
general public regarding latest position of load shedding in IESCO region.
He said that there were 1035 feeders In the IESCO region and out of them 744 feeders having losses less
than 10 per cent. All these feeders have been declared zero power load-shedding
resulting benefits to 1,947,819 consumers.
“Only two hour load-shedding is being carried out on 163 feeders having line losses between 10
per cent to 20 per cent,” he said.
Similarly, the CEO said four hours load-management was being observed on 16 feeders having line
losses between 30-40 per cent. As many as six hour power load-shedding was
being carried out on 12 feeders with 40-60 per cent line losses and duration of
load shedding was 6 hours on 89 feeders
having 60-80 per cent line losses.
Basit Zaman said 3 feeders with 80 per cent losses were experiencing eight hour power cut.
The CEO said that before 4 December, the duration of load shedding on said feeders was doubled.
He requested the customer to help IESCO and highlight electricity theft so that whole IESCO
region could be exempted by load shedding.
Basit Zaman said that IESCO officer and staff were working with full devotion and as a result line
losses of the company stood at less than NEPRA targets.
High officials were also present on the occasion.