Govt to install 100,000 digital metres next month

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  • Minister directs distribution companies to prepare and implement a three-month plan for feeder-wise anti-theft operation 

Federal Power Division Minister Omar Ayub Khan has directed electricity distribution companies to immediately undertake geographic information system (GIS) mapping of all 11-kilovolt feeders and replace 100,000 electromagnetic meters with digital meters by the end of February so as to reduce line losses.

In a meeting with chief executive officers of all the power distribution companies at Power Division on Monday, the minister directed the CEOs to personally inspect the power transformers of various capacities on a random basis to ascertain their mechanical fitness. He also called for launching a clean-up operation in the highly populated areas and removing hazardous wires and other such things.

Omar Ayub Khan directed the CEOs to prepare and implement a three-month plan for a feeder-wise anti-theft operation in their respective areas for the complete elimination of theft so that consumers could get uninterrupted power supply in summer.

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