Islamabad: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Friday has called report from National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) over countrywide unplanned power shortage.
NEPRA’s spokesperson told, the NTDC has been interrogated and the detail report is requested over unscheduled load shedding in the country that has irked the masses.
“People of the country are facing hardships due to unannounced prolonged power outages, concrete steps should be taken to overcome this issue,” the spokesman said.
Power outage was experienced in various districts of Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab. On Thursday three units of Guddu Thermal Power Plant tripped due to thick fog that prevailed in the various areas of the country.
As a result of the tripping, immediate shortfall of 747 MW of electricity was observed.
It is stated by the NTDC that as soon as the fog is cleared, the units will start working.
Punjab previously observed the extended hours of load-shedding because at least four Pepco’s power plants were shut down due to various.