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Punjab to Set Up its Own Transmission Firm

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The government of Punjab has taken the decision of setting up a transmission firm for the province after the power outage that engulfed the entire country into darkness over the weekend on 9th and 10th January.

As per the shared details, the Punjab Power Minister Akhter Malik said a summary regarding the launch of the Punjab Transmission and Distribution Company has been sent to the federal cabinet.

The company will install its own electricity wires and transmission grids. “The construction of such power plants will prevent the entire country from going into darkness,” he said.

Malik said the focus will not be on LPG while RLNG is costlier. “Punjab will approach other provinces for gas.”

The frequency at the Guddu Power Plant fell from 50 to zero within a second, resulting in the blackout which happened last weekend. Following this, the supply of over 10,000 megawatts of electricity across Pakistan was suspended.

Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub has said that the reason behind the blackout is still not known. “We can’t say anything about the fault until and unless the investigation is completed.”

The National Transmission and Dispatch Company has blamed human error for the fault that plunged the country into darkness. The circuit breaker that tripped had been maintained without the supervision of the National Power Control Center, the NTDC said in its report.

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