Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar chaired a meeting to review IESCO proposals for improvement of electricity infrastructure in Islamabad.
SAPM Ali Nawaz Awan, MNA Raja Khurram Nawaz, CEO IESCO and senior officials of Planning Commission were present in the meeting.
CEO IESCO briefed the minister on the proposed projects which are aimed at improving the service quality of Islamabad power system. Under the projects, two grid stations of 220kV and 132 kV are planned to be constructed for Islamabad region. The grid stations will upgrade the transmission system of NTDC and IESCO.
The project is estimated to cost Rs 16 billion over 3 years.
The Minister was briefed that 4 new service centers will be established to address the grievance of the consumers, alongside new offices at circle, division and sub-division level.
Minster Asad Umar said that the capacity of the distribution system should be enhanced by upgrading the feeders, transformers and other infrastructure. He also said that IESCO should meet the requirements of the consumers while meeting the quality standards. He directed that the standards set by NEPRA should be followed so that the consumers receive the service they pay for.