After hours long suspension, electricity supply gradually restored

 
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Islamabad, May 16 (TNS): After hours long suspension, electricity supply gradually restored in parts of the country,state medoa reported on Wednesday.

According to spokesperson of the Power Division, electricity supply system has been stabilized and now gradual restoration of grids and feeders is continuing.

Power Division has constituted an inquiry committee to look into the power break-down in parts of Punjab, KPK and Islamabad.

The Committee, headed by Additional Secretary of the Division, consists of three system experts.

It will ascertain as to why the system failed, how effective were the efforts to restore system and would make recommendations to avoid recurrence of the situation in future.

Meanwhile, Power supply, which got suspended this morning to northern region of the country after tripping of several power stations, has been restored.

According to latest reports, Ghazi Barotha and Mangla problem has been resolved. Spokesman of the Power Division has expressed confidence that electricity would be restored to all affected areas soon.

Earlier, according to spokesman of the Power Division, they are facing difficulties in restoring the system in Tarbela, Mangla and Ghazi Barotha.

Areas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are being energized through generation from Central and Southern systems.

According to spokesman of the Power Division, restoration work is in process and teams are working to restore lines.

He said power generation had dropped to 11800 MW but has now reached 12000 MW.

Efforts are also being made to restore supply of electricity to Islamabad.

The spokesman said the South system is working and there is no supply failure to Sindh and Balochistan.

He said Ghazi Barotha has been synchronized and connected to the national grid.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of Water and Power Development Authority Lahore Kausar Noor Solangi said the country is facing disconnection of supply of electricity due to tripping of main line connected to Tarbela power plants. He said work is in progress to restore power supply.

He said electricity has been restored in parts of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Muzafargarh, Multan, DG Khan, Peshawar and Mardan.

According to Spokesperson of power Division, Multan 220KV grid has been restored and gradual restoration of individual 132KV grids and 11KV feeders is in progress.

He said Secretary Power Division himself is sitting in the National Power Control Centre in Islamabad to monitor the situation closely.

According to the Spokesperson of power Division, the electricity has been restored in eighty percent area of Islamabad.

Four nuclear power plants at Chashma have also tripped due to tripping of the main transmission line of Tarbela.

A spokesman of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission said that they would be re-connected to the national grid once fault in main transmission line is rectified.

Nuclear power plants take several hours to resume operation once they trip.

Courtesy: Radio Pakistan