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NEPRA issues probe report on power outage

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 23: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday released an investigation report into a major power outage in the country.

On January 9, several parts of the country, including Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore, experienced a major power outage.

According to the report, Guddu power station tripped at 11.41 pm due to human error. Although development work was underway at the station, the SOPs were completely ignored, resulting in massive breakdowns.

Officials responsible for failing to take steps to improve the system of the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) were also named. The report states that the action taken should have been ignored.

In its recommendations to avoid such incidents in the future, NEPRA has called for a comprehensive study on energy conservation. The authority has urged to take precautionary measures to avoid future power outages.

NTDC, K Electric and other power plants have been directed to ensure precautionary measures. Ensure power supply in case of any emergency.


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