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Power Sector Reforms to End Energy Crisis; 

10 Junie 2011 09:56:36

Power Sector Reforms to End Energy Crisis;

USAID Organizes Workshop for IESCO’s BoD

The Board of Directors (BoD) and the CEO of Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) attended a workshop organized by the MWP - USAID Power Distribution Program (PDIP). The project is currently conducting workshops for the board members of power distribution companies who have been recently appointed by the Ministry of Water and Power. Leading international experts are assisting the Ministry of Water and Power in board training workshops.

Prominent personalities from Islamabad have been appointed by the Ministry of Water and Power as the Board members for IESCO. The workshop was facilitated by an international power sector expert, Robert Kolling who has previously served as the board member and CEO of a distribution company in the United States.

The Board of Directors of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO), Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) and Multan Electric Company (MEPCO) have already attended similar workshop organized by the MWP- USAID Power Distribution Program. Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) and Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) shall also be attending similar Board training workshop due next week.

MWP-USAID Power Distribution Improvement Program (PDIP) is a 3-year USAID funded program which aims at working jointly with government-owned electric power Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to improve their performance in terms of reduction in losses, improvement in revenues and customer services so as to bring them to a level of well run utilities in other progressive countries. This is an assistance and support from the Government of United States to the Government of Pakistan in its efforts for Power Sector Reforms to end the current energy crisis.