Meeting of Energy Experts held to Assess Load Forecast and Generation planning to Devise Plan for Future Power Needs

Lahore, May 26, 2017 (PPI-OT):A meeting of energy experts to assess the load forecast, generation planning and to devise a plan for future needs of power sector was held under the Chairmanship of Managing Director NTDC Dr. Fiaz A. Chaudhry, here at WAPDA House Lahore, today.

Welcoming the energy experts, Dr. Fiaz A. Chaudhry said that we all are connected with the power sector of Pakistan and there is a need to share the load forecast and generation planning of NTDC with the players of power sector. Being a team member, we have to review and assess that how demand is growing, what capacity we are going to have, so that the energy crisis is addressed properly to help the government to eliminate the menace of load shedding from the country.

Sharing the views on the load forecast and generation planning, the energy experts appreciated the efforts of MD NTDC for providing them an opportunity to have free and frank discussion on various issues of Power sector. The participants agreed that such discussions will help in assessing the actual load forecast in order to devise and plan action for future needs by all concerns.

They also agreed that we have to think alike and evaluate the modus operandi especially the one which is in the better interest of the country. Hence it was decided that all stakeholders will share their input with NTDC through email which will be taken into considerations to build the mutual consensus of NTDC and power industry to be discussed in the next session.

Dr. Fiaz A. Chaudhry thanked the participants, stakeholders, Mr. Gul Hassan Bhutto and team of Monthly Energy Updates for coordinating and making the session successful. The experts of Hubco, Orient Energy Systems, Albario Engineering, General Electric, CPPAG, Descon, ABB, Master Wind Energy, Engro Powergen Ltd, SHPL, PAEC, Lucky Electric, Lalpir and Pakgen, HDIP, PPIB, AEDB and Energy Department Govt of Sindh, MAQ International and senior officials NTDC participated in the session in person as well as through video links.

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National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDCL)
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