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Blackout: NEPRA to probe energy breakdown in Pakistan

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Blackout: NEPRA to probe power breakdown in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Taking discover of Saturday’s country-wide blackout,  the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has constituted a high-powered committee to probe the incident. 

The committee will consist consultants from Nepra and the personal sector. It will evaluate the information and make suggestions to keep away from such incidents in future.

The blackout occurred minutes earlier than midnight throughout the nation, with residents taking to social media to report outages.

Energy Minister Omar Ayub Khan mentioned a technical fault was reported on the Guddu energy plant at 11:41pm final night time when the frequency fell from 50 to zero in seconds.

“We energised Tarbela energy plant twice, which initiated the restoration course of,” he mentioned, including that electrical energy has been restored in Islamabad, Faisalabad, Jhang and Multan, whereas Okay-Electric has been offered 400MVA.

Omar Ayub mentioned groups are going through difficulties because of heavy fog and the precise purpose behind the technical fault can be recognized as soon as the fog lifts. “The reason for the breakdown has not been ascertained yet. The technical fault occurred in a particular area,” he mentioned.

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