• Web
  • Humsa
  • Videos
  • Forum
  • Q2A
rabia shakeel : meri dua hai K is bar imran khan app is mulk k hukmaran hun To: suman(sialkot) 5 years ago
maqsood : hi how r u. To: hamza(lahore) 5 years ago
alisyed : hi frinds 5 years ago
nasir : hi To: wajahat(karachi) 5 years ago
khadam hussain : aslamoalikum pakistan zinsabad To: facebook friends(all pakistan) 5 years ago
Asif Ali : Asalaam O Aliakum . To: Khurshed Ahmed(Kashmore) 5 years ago
khurshedahmed : are you fine To: afaque(kashmore) 5 years ago
mannan : i love all To: nain(arifwala) 5 years ago
Ubaid Raza : kya haal hai janab. To: Raza(Wah) 5 years ago
qaisa manzoor : jnab AoA to all 5 years ago
Atif : Pakistan Zinda bad To: Shehnaz(BAHAWALPUR) 5 years ago
khalid : kia website hai jahan per sab kuch To: sidra(wazraabad) 5 years ago
ALISHBA TAJ : ASSALAM O ELIKUM To: RUKIYA KHALA(JHUDO) 5 years ago
Waqas Hashmi : Hi Its Me Waqas Hashmi F4m Matli This Website Is Owsome And Kois Shak Nahi Humsa Jaise Koi Nahi To: Mansoor Baloch(Matli) 5 years ago
Gul faraz : this is very good web site where all those channels are avaiable which are not on other sites.Realy good. I want to do i..... 5 years ago
shahid bashir : Mein aap sab kay liye dua'go hon. 5 years ago
mansoor ahmad : very good streming 5 years ago
Dr.Hassan : WISH YOU HAPPY HEALTHY LIFE To: atif(karachi) 5 years ago
ishtiaque ahmed : best channel humsa live tv To: umair ahmed(k.g.muhammad) 5 years ago
Rizwan : Best Streaming Of Live Channels. Good Work Site Admin 5 years ago
Nepra supports provinces’ stance on generation
Source: dawn news | 17-12-2012

Noting with concern that electricity establishment led by the ministry of water and power has been maintaining the status quo for over two decades instead of steering the sector to reform, the power regulator has sided with the provinces’ view that they cannot contribute to electricity generation without the centre’s support.


Even with their larger roles, the provinces would not be able to produce the large quantum of power in the near future, due to various reasons without critical support of the federal entities, said the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) in a report submitted to the Council of Common Interests.

This was in line with a recent complaint by the Punjab chief minister to the CCI that despite empowered by the 18th Amendment, an enabling environment was not being created to help the provinces set up power plants.

Although the Constitution provides for generating electricity by the provinces, yet the cap of 50MW was got removed through a decision of the CCI, said Shahbaz Sharif, adding the generation potential from bagasse by sugar mills and the obstacles of not allowing upfront tariff by Nepra had washed out the provincial effort.

He had told the CCI it was promised that provincial powers for raising loans would be enhanced, but no headway towards that end could be made. This, he added, handicapped the provinces as investors while negotiating with provincial governments demanded sovereign guarantees which could only be given by the centre.

He had also complained that even if the provinces with no captive capacities generated power, they could not benefit from several hundreds of megawatts they produced for want of a decision on upfront tariff and wheeling charges up to the national grid.

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf reportedly told the chief ministers that provinces could produce, transmit and distribute power and levy taxes but there were  technical or operational hindrances which needed to be removed.

Regarding sovereign guarantees, he reminded the provincial leaders that federal government was facing financial constraints while provinces had surplus resources and it was looking towards them for financial support.

According to Defence Minister Syed Naveed Qamar, provincial governments are free to involve private sector for generation but the federal government would not be obliged to purchase provincial generation and as such a decision of upfront tariff by
the federal government will be a deviation from CCI decision of allowing provinces to generate electricity.

Nepra expressed concern that the replacement of Wapda with Pakistan Electric Power Company as a central controlling entity did a great harm to the sector as generation companies could not carry out maintenance and expansion programme,
compromising rehabilitation works which in turn resulted in more outages.

Instead of taking the newly created entities towards privatisation, Pepco not only tried to maintain the status quo but also resisted attempts by the distribution and generation companies to work with independence. Therefore, even twenty years after the approval of power sector reform process (in 1992), any steps for creating an independent culture are forcefully opposed at the labour union and officers’ level, the Nepra report said.

The role of the ministry also seems to maintain status quo, the regulator said. Although Pepco had been disbanded, yet the role of distribution and generation companies continued, it pointed out.

Such a situation was so serious that the government had to abandon its efforts to appoint chief executive officers of Discos.

Strikes and lockouts by labour and officers prevented new CEOs from entering the offices of Discos.

Nepra said the reform process should be re-started right away because status quo and centrality in the system had increased the gap between the power cost and consumer tariff from Rs1.80 per unit in the fiscal year 2010-11 to Rs3.17 per unit in 2011-12 despite over 100 per cent increase in consumer tariff.

 

 

Related News
Source: GEO News | 25-06-2013
Sindh CNG stations closed for 24 hours KARACHI: The CNG stations across Sindh have been closed for 24 hours starting from 8 am today (Tuesday) following the gas load management program, Geo News reported. According to gas load management program provided by the Sui Southern Gas Company, CNG stations across the Sindh province including Karachi have been shut for 24 hours. The CNG filling ..... Read more
Source: Geo News | 01-11-2013
 Euro sinks in Asia The euro extended its losses in Asian trade Friday after a weak set of inflation data raised fears the debt-wracked eurozone could sink into a deflationary spiral. The single currency bought $1.3547 and 133.04 yen in Tokyo, against $1.3579 and 133.60 yen in New York and sharply lower than the $1.3708 and 134.85 yen late in Asia Thursday. The dollar slippe..... Read more
Source: Dunya News | 29-03-2013
Euro firms in Asia The euro firmed in Asian trade Friday after Cyprus banks re-opened following a nearly two-week lockdown, while upbeat German data lent support to the embattled unit. Cypriots stayed calm on Thursday as the banks opened their doors again, with the first capital controls of their kind in the 17-nation eurozone saving the country from a catastrophic bank ..... Read more
Latest News
Source: Dunya News | 06-05-2014
Source: Dunya News | 06-05-2014
Source: Dunya News | 05-05-2014
Source: Dunya News | 05-05-2014