Smart meters to save 100 MW electricity
Smart meters installed with the cooperation of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on incoming and outgoing feeders at all the nine government-owned electric utilities has helped save 100 megawatts of electricity.
NAB directs OGRA chief to recover Rs13b from SNGPL
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has directed the incumbent OGRA Chairman Saeed Ahmed Khan through a notice under section 18(d) & 33 (c) of National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999, to recover an amount of Rs 13 billion of public money from the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL).
Domestic consumers: SSGC, SNGPL increase security fee
Although the government is yet to increase gas tariff, the two gas utilities – SNGPL and SSGCL – have increased security fee for all domestic consumers by 200 per cent with immediate effect to generate Rs13 billion during the current year.
‘Ambitious’ national energy policy formulated
The much-awaited National Energy Policy 2013-18 has been formulated by the government and would be presented in the Council of Common Interest (CCI) on Tuesday for final approval. Under the policy, power sector subsidy would be phased out till an end to it, while an end to load shedding would be made possible till 2017 and surplus electricity in 2018.
Power tariffs decreased for distribution companies in Pakistan
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority announced a reduction of Rs1.147 per unit in electricity tariff for all distribution companies of Wapda. “The authority has reviewed and assessed a decrease of Rs1.1472 per unit in the applicable tariff for ex-Wapda distribution companies on account of variation in fuel charges for the month of June,” said a notification issued by Nepra.
Tackling the energy crisis
According to Pakistan Energy Year Book 2012, Pakistan’s installed capacity for power generation is 22,797MW and the demand is approximately the same. The question arises that if the demand and supply has no gap then why we are facing 15-20 hours unannounced load shedding across the country that is hurting our national economy.
5,000 acres of land allocated for solar power projects
The Punjab government has decided to allocate 5,000 acres of land for private solar power projects in the Cholistan which will be allotted to solar power sector investors at a nominal rate of one dollar per acre per year for a 20-year lease.
OGRA claims saving billions of rupees of consumers
The apparently perturbed Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority by proposed deregulation of petroleum products prices, has claimed to have saved over billions of rupees for gas sector consumers and national exchequer since its inception.
12 percent gas stolen every year
The government should focus on eliminating the unaccounted for gas (UFG) that forms around 12 percent of the total 4.3 billion cubic feet (BCFD) gas production of the country.
No load shedding during sehar, iftar and taraweeh: energy body
The meeting was informed that uninterrupted supply of electricity would be ensured throughout the country during Ramadan from 0230 hours to 0430 hours (sehar), 1830 hours to 2000 hours (iftar) and 2100 hours to 2230 hours for (taraweeh). In this connection a comprehensive plan, chalked out by the Ministry of Water and Power, was provided to the members of the Energy Committee.