CEO HESCO admits load management badly affecting feeders, grid stations.

HYDERABAD -- The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hyderabad Electric Supply Company Muzaffar Ali Abbasi has admitted that load

management issues were affecting the technical capacity of feeders and grid stations adding that the management was making all-out efforts to control faults at installations.

He said electricity is being supplied to industrial and commercial sectors under the policies of the energy division.

He said this while addressing members of Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry here at HCCI secretariat on Saturday.

He said HESCO was under compulsion to ensure load management and disclosed that the load management schedule would be discussed in consultation with traders and businessmen.

He said a technical fault in a feeder causes a shutdown in other feeders of the area. However, he informed that the management has started bifurcation/separation of feeders that feed bazaars, shopping malls,

hospitals, courts and government offices.

He said commercial feeders would be separated in the future so that

traders could get an uninterrupted power supply. He promised that power

supply for industrial zone feeders would begin in 30 to 40 days and

said HESCO has established a Damaged and Repair Transformer Cell

(DRTC) so that damaged transformers could be replaced quickly after

having been burnt.

He said detection bills' complaints are being addressed and the

management had achieved 90 percent recovery against the target of 100

percent as fixed by NEPRA.

The HESCO management had introduced 'Roshan Pakistan' application

where consumers could lodge their complaints, he informed and added

that the management had procured multipurpose six out of 15 buckle

mounted vehicles so far.

He sought cooperation of customers to overcome power pilferage and

illegal connections. He said a dispute resolution committee had been

formed under leadership of HCCI President to address defective


The HCCI President Adeel Siddiqui in his welcome address appreciated

efforts of the HESCO chief for streamlining the power utility's


He drew his attention towards issues confronting small industry and

said a small industry provides employment to 20 people and generates

Rs2 million annual tax. He said that closure of an industry causes

heavy loss to the economy and underscored the need for uninterrupted

power supply to small industry through an available express feeder as

this would ultimately benefit the city and Sindh province and


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