Faisalabad Electric Supply Company installing capacitors on tube wells with assistance of United States Agency for International Development

Faisalabad, December 28, 2012 (PPI-OT): Capacitors are being installed on all tube wells in Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) region with the assistance of USAID said Chief Executive Officer FESCO, Dr. Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan. He said that FESCO was under taking various projects with the assistance of USAID to minimize technical loses in order to save energy.

He was taking to a high level team of USAID at FESCO Headquarters. He said that there was sufficient room for improvement in the departments of engineering and planning. He hoped that FESCO staff will achieve desired results in these departments with new appliances and technical training provided by under the USAID program.

He also appreciated the USAID assistance to the Distributions Companies (DISCOs) for the up-gradation and improvement of technology with provision of new appliances. Saleem Arif Deputy Chief of Party of USAID also advised the meeting and said that improvement in power sector was the top most priority of US and in the connection it was undertaking a multi dimensional assistance program.

He hoped that in the assistance DISCOs will not only improve their system but would also be able to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the consumers. He said that AMRS meter are being installed on all feeders under Load Management Improvement Project (LMIP) of USAID.

He said that power control center is also being established at FESCO and in the connections capacitors are being installed in the tube well with a view to minimize technical loses. He said that capacitors have already been installed on 233 tube wells which are giving saving of one megawatt.

He said that capacitors would also be provided to be installed on all tube wells of FESCO region under USAID program. He said that work has also been started to replace old redundant and defective motors installed in various private industrial units.

For more information, contact:
Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO)
West Canal Road, Abdullah Pur, Faisalabad,
Tel: +92 41 922 0184 -0229
Fax: +9241 922 0233

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