During today’s Council of Common Interest (CCI) meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan instructed that a method for uninterrupted power supply across the country be devised for communities that pay their energy bills on a regular basis.
While chairing the CCI meeting, the prime minister instructed the electricity division to provide continuous power delivery to grid stations whose payments are received on a regular basis.
“The electricity division should use technology to detect theft in low recovery grid stations,” Imran Khan stated at the meeting, which was also attended by the chief ministers of Sindh, Punjab, and KP, as well as Finance Minister Shaukat Tarin, Energy Minister Hammad Azhar, and others.
Previously disclosing meeting information, Hammad Azhar said on Twitter that the CCI had finally approved the long-term power generation plan that had been delayed since 2005, allowing for the generation of electricity according to demand.
According to Hammad Azhar, the CCI today authorized the Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan (IGCEP) model, which permits electricity generation to be expanded only when it is needed and at a reasonable cost.
He stated that as a result of the now-approved plan, concerns such as excess capacity and expensive, opaque power contracts will be avoided in the future.
The CCI also authorised the inclusion of wind energy in the objectives established for renewable energy generation, and the power division was instructed to complete wheeling policy as quickly as possible.