Ministry of Energy (Power Division)

News Detail

TitleDate
National Assembly has passed the bill to regulate the production and distribution of electricity. This bill criminalizes and proposes a 3 year imprisonment on the act of over billing178National Assembly has passed the bill to regulate the production and distribution of electricity. This bill criminalizes and proposes a 3 year imprisonment on the act of over billingNews11/20/2017 12:00:00 AM
Federal Minister met with country head of Asian Development Bank Xiaohong Yang. They had a detailed discussion about ADB cooperation to improve and to bring infrastructural Reforms in the Energy Sector. 174Federal Minister of Power Division Mr. Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari met with country head of Asian Development Bank, Xiaohong Yang. They had a detailed and productive discussion about ADB's cooperation to improve and to bring infrastructural reforms in the energy sector of Pakistan. News11/17/2017 12:00:00 AM
Federal Minister Issued Final Warning to CEO PESCO & Show Cause to CEO SEPCO, HESCO & QESCO for poor performance on accurate meter reading173Perturbed over noncompliance of directions regarding accurate meter reading and consumer billing, Power Division Federal Minister Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari has now directed to issue displeasure, final warning and show cause to the Chief Executive Officer of various DISCOs. The federal minister issued the directions in a review meeting attended by the officials of the Power Division, PEPCO (Pakistan Electric Power Company), PITC (Power Information Technology Company), AEDB (Alternative Energy Development Board) and other concerned organisations here on Thursday. Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari directed to issue a final warning and show cause to Peshawar Electric Company Chief Executive Officer Shabbir Ahmed over non-compliance of directions regarding accurate meter reading and consumer billing. He also directed to issue show caused notices to CEOs of SEPCO (Sukkur Electric Power Company), HESCO (Hyderabad Electric Supply Company) and QUESCO (Quetta Electric Supply Company) for poor performance regarding accurate mobile meter reading and directed them to fix responsibilities on the poorest five performing subdivision officers under the existing rules. Similarly, the federal minister also directed to issue displeasure to CEOs of QUESCO and SPECO for not displaying load and other related information for facilitation of Net Metering on their websites. The federal minister appreciated CEOs of FESCO (Faisalabad Electric Supply Company) and MEPCO (Multan Electric Power Company) for achieving 99 per cent accuracy in mobile meter reading. Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari directed that 100 per cent meter reading for agriculture tube well in MEPCO region from this month i.e. November 2017 shall be through Automated Meter Information to ensure 100 per cent accuracy. There are 43000 AMI (advanced metering infrastructure) meters already installed in MEPCO region for agricultural tube wells. “It was further directed that SMS must be sent to the agricultural consumers regarding the meter reading in time so that they should have a complete record of their energy consumption,” said Power Division. According to a press statement, the Power Division Federal Minister directed that SMS service for consumers for the dissemination of information regarding meter reading, bill and electricity-related matters be initiated in all DISCOs on the pattern of IESCO’s Roshni services. Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Laghari directed to develop a smartphone application for consumers which can help them to get information regarding load management, shut down etc of their respective feeders besides their own electricity bills. The Federal Minister was informed that the AEDB and the PEPCO are working closely for the promotion of net metering in the country. It was informed that Distribution companies have uploaded necessary information regarding feeder load etc necessary for installation of net metering. The AEDB has already issued advertisement for shortlisting of vendors for the provision of services regarding the installation of net meters. The DICSOs have also notified designated officers for facilitation of net metering up to 250KV and NEPRA has also sought proposal/ comments on new regulations proposed by the Power Division. The Minister was informed that after analysis of the first batch of the distribution companies for meter reading the FESCO has been able to produce 99 per cent, MEPCO 99 per cent, LESCO 99 per cent, GEPCO 98 per cent, IESCO 98 per cent, HESCO 78 per cent, SEPCO 54 per cent, QUESCO 55 per cent accuracy. However, PESCO failed to share its data in the stipulated time. The minister was informed that all DISCOs have initiated publicity campaign to register the mobile numbers of consumers for sending SMS alerts regarding the meter reading and generation bills. He was informed that until mid of next month the process is expected to be completed. The minister was briefed that DISCOs are also working to put in place transparent and consumer-friendly services for the provision of new electricity connections. The system will be centrally connected with IT-based solutions and the consumers will be getting information via SMS regarding his application on the analogy of system developed by NADRA. The PITC informed that as per the directions of the minister, power sector related smartphone application will be finalised by early next month.News11/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
Solar tube wells, wind and solar corridor in Balochistan are expeditiously being pursued by the Power Division. AEDB directed to convene BOD meeting next week 4 finalization of strategy/Proposals on fast track basis for the purpose163Solar tube wells, wind and solar corridor in Balochistan on fast track basis News11/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Congratulations Pakistan team Power Division on 1320 MW CPEC project portqasim coal plant first 660MW unit synchronization and generating Electricty in national grid Karachi.164Congratualtions Pakistan team Power division on 1320 Megawatts CPEC projectNews11/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Federal Minister for Power Division says Pakistan desire to further cement the existing cooperation in the field of energy with United States of America. 165Federal Minister for Power Division says Pakistan desire to further cement the existing cooperation in the field of energy with United States of America. News11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Presided a meeting by Mr. Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari regarding evaluation of GENCOs. Took serious notice of 2.45 billion rupees loss registered by the Jamshoro Power Company in financial year 2016 and ordered immediate inquiry and fixation of responsibilities. 166Meeting presided by Mr. Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari Federal Minsiter of Ministry of Energy (Power Division) regarding evaluation of GENCOsNews11/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Federal Minister chaired a meeting regarding advance metering infrastructure project. It will benefit the customers and eliminate wrong billing. 167Chaired a meeting regarding advance metering infrastructure project. It will benefit the customers and eliminate wrong billing. News11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
Chaired a meeting of the cmte to resolve issues in the completion of Diamer Basha Dam. This mega project will play a vital role in boosting the eco of Pak by providing 6.4 million acre feet storage of water for irrigation purposes as well as generate 4,500 MW cheaper hydropower 168Chaired a meeting of the cmte to resolve issues in the completion of Diamer Basha Dam. This mega project will play a vital role in boosting the eco of Pak by providing 6.4 million acre feet storage of water for irrigation purposes as well as generate 4,500 MW cheaper hydropower News11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
Federal Minister Power Division chaired a meeting regarding converting the existing 30000 tube wells in Balochistan on solar Power. This step will save the 23 Billion Rupees of national exchequer and 900 MW of electricity. Federal Govt is ready to invest in solar tube wells and will extend all out support in this regard 169Chaired a meeting regarding converting the existing 30000 tube wells in Balochistan on solar pwr. This step will save the 23 Billion Rs of national exchequer and 900 MW of electricity. Federal Govt is ready to invest in solar tube wells and will extend all out support in this regard. News11/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
Federal Minister Mr. Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari presided over the meeting of Private Power and Infrastructure Board ( PPIB). Third party evaluation of the electricity demand and supply scenario is in the final stage. Government will streamline the approval of new power projects in the country based on third party audit. 170Presided over the meeting of Private Power and Infrastructure Board ( PPIB). Third party evaluation of the electricity demand and supply scenario is in the final stage. Government will streamline the approval of new power projects in the country based on third party audit. News10/31/2017 12:00:00 AM
Mr. Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari chaired the PPIB board meeting. Government will prepare comprehensive document to assess the countrys future energy need. 171Chaired the PPIB board meeting,Govt will prepare comprehensive document to assess the country's future energy need. News10/25/2017 12:00:00 AM
Neelum Jhelum hydropower project: 'Efforts being made for timely completion'116

Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali, Minister of State for Water and Power, has said that Neelum Jhelum hydropower project is an important project for generation of low-cost and environment friendly electricity in the country 

News12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Russian Co. to convert 2 power plants fired by furnace oil to coal117

Federal secretary for water and power, Saifullah Chatta told Geo News that Jamshoro Power Plant of 800 MW and Guddu Power Plant of 600 MW present fired by furnace oil would be converted to coal-fired. He said that the relevant MOU would be inked next week.

News12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Resolving energy crisis: Minister woos Koreans to invest in power projects121

Minister of State for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali said that six sites have been identified where projects such as the 2,200 MW Karachi Coastal Power Project could be set up.

News12/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wapda chief hopes Saudi Fund will enhance aid111

Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Syed Raghib Abbas Shah has said that the government highly value the financial assistance provided by the Saudi Fund for Development for Golen Gol Hydropower Project, and hoped that the financial assistance by the Fund will be further enhanced for completion of the project

News11/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Decisions of 28th Board Meeting of AEDB under the chairmanship of Minister for Water & Power10628th Board Meeting of AEDB under the chairmanship of Minister for Water & Power Decisions Made in Board MeetingNews10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Minister for Water and Power press briefing on Indus Water Treaty105Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif briefed the press on Indus Water TreatyNews10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
PRIME MINISTER’S TASK FORCE ON BILLING AUDIT104A Prime Minister’s Task Force has been constituted in the Ministry of Water and Power to carry out a “Billing Audit” for pre and post tariff revision periods.News10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
KARKEY KARADENIZ ELECTRIK URETIM AS VS. ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN103The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Tribunal in case of M/s Karkey Karadeniz Electrik Uretim AS against Islamic republic of Pakistan (ICSID case NO. ARB/13/1) has passed following ordereNews10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Port Qasim power plants: Prime Minister approves start of work100Prime Min-ister Nawaz Sharif Monday gave approval for immediate start of work on installation of two power plants in Gadani and Port Qasim to meet energy shortage in the country. Chairing a meeting here at the PM House to review power generation in the country and the demand situationNews10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Federal Commission for Selection of Heads of Public Sector Organizations-Removal of Upper Age Limit102Selection of Heads of Public Sector Organizations-Removal of Upper Age LimitNews10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neelum-Jhelum project: $50 million loan agreement inked with OFID99Pakistan and the Opec Fund for International Development (OFID) entered into a loan agreement here on Thursday, News10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Settlement of Power Sector Circular Debt93Power Sector Circular DebtNews10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
5,000MW target in four years945,000 electricity would be generated within the period of four years Minister for Water and PowerNews10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Turkish group to invest in Gadani power park95Leading Turkish business giant, Nurol Group, has expressed its readiness to invest in the Gadani Power ParkNews10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Drive against gas, power theft FIA recovers Rs85 million89The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) claimed on Monday to have recovered Rs85.6 million from the units stealing electricity and gas in the last two months.FIA Punjab Director Qudratullah Marwat told Dawn that 58 cases had been registered against the people for electricity and gas theft.News10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wapda explains role of losing bidder81ISLAMABAD: Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has claimed that the losing bidder of 106 MW Golan Gol Hydropower Project forced the Authority to issue the Letter of Intent (LoI) through litigation.News10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM