‘Transmission system being improved to meet electricity demand this summer’

ISLAMABAD: Power Minister Omar Ayub Khan has said that transmission system is being improved to meet electricity demand in the summer season.In an interview with...

Power sector payables reach Rs807bn

ISLAMABAD: Despite the incumbent government's efforts to increase the power sector collection, the payables of the sector reached Rs807 billion as of December 2018.Sources said...

NEPRA jacks up power tariff by 81-paisa per unit

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Thursday gave its approval to increase the power tariff by Rs0.81 per unit on account of...

K-Electric’s receivables surge to Rs158.8bn

KARACHI: The outstanding receivables of K-Electric (KE) have ballooned to Rs158.8 billion on account of outstanding payments from various federal and provincial public sector entities,...

IPPs get relief as IHC suspends NEPRA’s suo moto notice

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has suspended National Electric Power Regulatory Authority's suo moto notice to residual fuel oil (RFO)-based Independent Power Producers (IPPs),...

‘Liabilities causing impediments in privatisation of K-Electric’

Power Division secretary says public companies, including SSGC and NTDC, owe Rs125bn to K-ElectricISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Power Division was informed on...

Petrol prices likely to go up by 12%

KARACHI: Oil prices are likely to increase by up to 12.8 per cent due to fluctuation in global oil prices for April.In a summary moved...

‘Pakistan can generate 2.9m MW clean energy from solar power’

Punjab minister says renewable energy will reduce cost of doing business, promote industrialization and encourage investmentLAHORE: The three-day 8th edition of 'Solar Pakistan' and...

Govt to increase electricity prices by Rs2 per unit

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday decided to increase electricity prices by Rs2 per unit.The hike in the prices will put an additional burden of Rs200...

ECC orders speedy establishment of new LNG terminal

Approving FBR's proposal, the committee waves off the accumulated penal surcharges of Rs700m against overstayed consignments at portsISLAMABAD: Keeping in mind the increasing...

‘Circular debt to be brought down to Rs225bn by Dec’

Minister says some 450 officials of various distribution companies have been terminated for being involved in power pilferageISLAMABAD: Reiterating the government's firm commitment to...

Thar coal plant starts electricity generation

EPTL tests and energizes the first unit of 330MW of the combined 660MW power plant – located in Thar Block IIKARACHI: It was a...

Thar coal plant starts electricity generation

EPTL tests and energizes the first unit of 330MW of the combined 660MW power plant – located in Thar Block IIKARACHI: It was a...

‘WAPDA will import electricity from Tajikistan to overcome shortfall’

HARIPUR: Federal Water and Power Minister Omer Ayub Khan said on Monday that the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) would import electricity from Tajikistan...

CPPA seeks Rs1.23 per unit hike in power tariff 

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has been asked to increase power price by Rs1.23 per unit under the head monthly fuel price adjustment...

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