Govt working on multiple options of power generation: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says the Government is working on multiple options of power generation to provide uninterrupted power supply to the consumers.

Chairing a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy on Monday, he said the Government has focused on adding base load thermal power projects which shall ensure availability of power throughout the year even during lean periods of Hydro power generation in 2018 and onwards.

The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Water and Power to immediately resolve ‘upfront tariff’ issues with National Electric Power Regulatory Authority for different kinds of sources including LNG, Solar, Coal, Furnace Oil, Diesel and Gas.

He also asked that line departments should work out immediate solutions for administrative and legal issues faced in implementation of energy projects on priority.

The Secretary Water and Power briefed the meeting on current load management plan, implementation status of planned and ongoing energy projects and enhancement of transmission system.

Chairman WAPDA briefed the meeting on progress of Hydel power projects including Dasu, Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam.—Radio Pakistan