FESCO taking steps on war-footing for quality service to CPEC projects: CEO
FAISALABAD, Feb 9 (Gwadar Pro)- Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engineer Bashir Ahmed said on Tuesday afternoon that FESCO was taking steps on war-footing for quality service to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects at Value Addition City, M-3 Industrial City, Allama Iqbal Industrial City and Bhalwal Industrial state.
Speaking to journalists here, Ahmed maintained that smooth supply of electricity is being ensured to CPEC projects in FESCO region under the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
He mentioned that two newly completed 132-KV grid stations at Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) had been energized, and now, 70-megawatt of additional load is available at these grid stations.
He informed the press that a new grid station is under construction at Allama Iqbal Industrial city, while a tender has been floated for the construction of 132-KV transmission line from 220-KV Bandala grid station to FIEDMC.
“This project would be completed in the period of one year,” he stated and added that 116-megawatt load would be made available in the short term while 170 megawatts in later phase would be ensured for FIEDMC.
Ahmed disclosed that commissioning of 220-KV Lalian would start this year which would provide relief to the transmission lines from Liberty to Nishatabad and Liberty to Chiniot road.
He said that FESCO would be able to transmit a 300-megawatt load to FIEDMC through the Gatti-Nishatabad line which would help provide uninterrupted power supply to the FIEDMC industrial zones.
Ahmed underlined that industrial consumers are FESCO's top priority as the role of the industrial sector is imperative to give a quantum jump to the economic activities.
He stressed that FESCO was striving hard to facilitate its industrial, agriculture and commercial consumers through consumer-friendly policies.