Report on major power outage released by NEPRA
Lahore, 23rd February: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) releases a report on the power breakdown in Pakistan that took place on January 9, 2021.
Baaghi TV: NEPRA has released an inquiry report on Tuesday on the major power breakdown in the country.
On January 9, several parts of the country, including Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore suffered a massive power breakdown.
The report said that the Guddu Power Station tripped at 11.41 pm due to human error. SOPs were neglected, which resulted in a major breakdown.
As per reports, the officers responsible for not taking steps for improvement in the National Transmission and Dispatch Company’s (NTDC) system were also named. The report also pointed out that the action which was supposed to be taken was neglected.
NEPRA has urged to take precautionary measures in the future to avoid any power breakdowns.
NTDC, K-Electric and other power plants have been issued directions to put precautionary measures in place. Electricity supply should be ensured in case of any emergency-like situation.
It should be noted that on January 9, a blackout took place in most cities in the country. Faisalabad, Islamabad, Bahawalpur, Multan, DG Khan, Karachi, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Peshawar, Quetta had power outages, besides Lahore, Sargodha, Kasur, Okara.
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