ISLAMABAD, Jan 21 (APP):Federal Minister for Power, Omar Ayub Khan Monday directed the electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) to immediately undertake geographic information system (GIS) mapping of all the 11Kv feeders and replace the 1,00,000 electromagnetic electricity
meters with digital meters by end of February to reduce line losses.
The directions were passed in a meeting with Chief Executive Officers of all DISCOs at the committee room of Power Division, said a news release.
The Minister further directed the CEOs to personally inspect distribution
transformers of various capacities on random basis to ascertain their
He directed the CEOs to launch cleanup operations in highly populated areas and
remove hazardous wires etc.
Omar Ayub Khan informed the meeting that Power Division is in the process to initiate
smart meters (AMI) projects in all Distribution Companies.
He particularly mentioned PESCO and MEPCO to be the next in line as LESCO and
IESCO have already initiated the process.
The Minister for Power directed the CEOs to prepare and implement three months
plan for feeder wise anti-theft operation in their respective areas for complete elimination of
theft so that consumers can get uninterrupted power supply in summer.
Afterward CEO GEPCO, Mohsin Raza presented a cheque of Rs.10.7 million to
the Federal Minister for Power for Prime Minister dam fund.