STAFF REPORT IBD: The United States Agency for Inter-national Development (USAID)s Power Distribution Programme, in collaboration with the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO), has started installation of Low Tension (LT) capacitors on tube-wells in various circles of IESCO.

In this regard, training for the engineers of IESCOs Rawalpindi Circle has recently been conducted which was attended by over 40 engineers, says a press release issued here.

The USAIDs installation of over 1500 LT capacitors in Pakistans power distribution companies (Discos) has already resulted in an estimated 5.5 megawatts (MW) reduction in demand, improved voltage and availability of surplus electricity.

The Programme has already trained IESCOs staff of Chakwal and Taxila circles and installations of capacitors is in advance stage.

This assistance to Discos has been provided as part of the US commitment to support the government of Pakistan in reforming the energy sector and addressing the problems of the Discos.

Installation of over 7,000 capacitors on tube-wells will reduce the power demand on the system, improve voltage and reduce technical losses of IESCO, said Dick Dumford, Chief Technical adviser of USAIDs Power Distribution Programme.

By Web Team

Technology Times Web team handles all matters relevant to website posting and management.