Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) will introduce an online application system for new connections in 2017 for the ease of domestic and industrial consumers.
Chief Executive Officer of LESCO Wajid Ali Kazmi said this while addressing a meeting with Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The new online system will remove all the possible human links in order to get rid of power thefts and corruption.
Kazmi said that LESCO is working on reducing line losses and mobile meter reading has helped a lot in this respect. With the use of new software technology, some big consumers will be made part of the system. Currently, LESCO is contributing to the 25 percent of the revenue generated by distributors.
“Load shedding-free era would be started by the end of 2017, as 10,000 MW of electricity would be inducted in the system,”
Power system will be upgraded and old meters will be replaced with new ones as Kazmi claimed. LCCI President Abdul Basit said that power situation is currently better than it used to be in the past. Over-billing is an issue which should be considered. Major reasons for the energy crisis in Pakistan are electricity theft and line losses. He also said that modern technology should be used to deal with it and strict action should be taken against power thefts.
LESCO is an electric supply company which was formed in 1998 after Government of Pakistan decided to divide Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to 12 separate companies for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity throughout the country. LESCO’s areas of operation cover Civil Districts of Lahore, Kasur, Okara and Sheikhupura.
President of LCCI, Vice Presidents, officers and some renowned business persons were also present at the meeting.
Source: Daily Pakistan