Another good initiative from USAID

USAID to modernise electricity distribution network in Peshawer

Power Division and USAID have agreed to undertake one or two projects in area of Peshawar Electricity Supply Company (PESCO) for modernizing the distribution network.

Federal Minister for Power and Petroleum Omar Ayub Khan said that USAID’s assistance in installation of smart meters at 11 kV feeders will help provide excellent data to the power sector. There is a need to further expand the network to distribution transformer level that will help in many ways including accurate energy accounting, targeting specific high loss areas instead of entire feeder, saving and controlling the overloading of distribution transformer, and reduction in line losses and theft. The meeting was held between the USAID Energy Division with Power Division.

The USAID’s team informed the meeting that the agency has already conducted feasibilities and has also developed energy landscape. It was appreciated that AMR meters in PESCO at distribution level and implementation of ERP in Peshawar circle are both USAID’s top priority. The work on ERP is 95% complete and ready for execution in PESCO.