2 towers collapse, shortage increases to 900mw

August 29, 2013 Off By Web Desk

QUETTA: Electricity shortage has reached to 900 mw in Balochistan. This follows collapse of two towers of 220 kv of National Transmission and Despatch Company NTDC due to flood water in Chattar area on August 6.Due to this supply of electricity form 220 kv Uch-Sibi circuit-II was suspended. It caused another 250 mw shortage of electricity raising the overall outage to 900 mw at the 49 grid stations affiliated to this network.

A spokesman of Quetta Electric Supply Company said here Thursday that this shortage was being met with additional load shedding. Under this all rural/agriculture feeders were being supplied electricity for 3 hours daily.

Chief Executive Officer has issued clear directives to concerned officers to ensure equal supply of 3 hours in all areas.

Repair of collapsed towers has been undertaken and on its completion normal load shedding would be started.