ISLAMABAD: The water and power ministry has written a letter to National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) seeking an in-depth audit and inquiry into K-Electric’s alleged violation of performance standards and licensing conditions.
The ministry has asked the NEPRA drew attention to the debate in parliament and Nepra’s statutory mandate to closely monitor a licensed entity, and said reports of frequent tripping and analysis had showed there had not been sufficient investment in improving the utility’s distribution system and full capacity utilisation.
A spokesman of K-Electric in a reply has claimed that all units of the power utility functioning and generating electricity.
Earlier Water and Power Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif in National Assembly on Thursday winding up a debate on the country’s energy crisis and more than 1,100 heatwave deaths in Karachi and other parts of Sindh, said that a new contract with K-Electric about its share from the national grid would be made in the interest of the people of the country’s commercial capital.
He said since a previous contract to supply 650 megawatts of power to K-Electric from the national grid had expired – though the utility was still getting the same amount – a new agreement would be placed before the house standing committee on water and power.
He assured the house that the new contract will keep the interests of the people of Karachi in view.