It was recently announced that from next month, the Lahore Electric Supply Company will begin installing net metering connections, according to Chaudhry Muhammad Amin, its chief executive officer.
A couple of days ago, he spoke at a Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry meeting. A number of LCCI officials were also on hand, including Vice President Haris Ateeq and Senior Vice President Rehman Aziz Chan, who spoke on the occasion.
In a recent interview with the LESCO CEO, he mentioned that 300 net meters had been connected while LESCO was providing the most net metering connections among all the DISCOs. LESCO’s first priority, according to him, is to meet the needs of industrialists.
There are many reasons why wires become cluttered, but the cable and telephone wires are the main cause, adding that the issue is more prevalent in areas that are populated. In response to the issue, LESCO has undertaken the task of addressing it as soon as possible.
Lahore has never been subjected to an unannounced load shedding, according to him. It was pointed out that LESCO is the only DISCO in which there are no grids with 66KV components. It has been decided to transfer all the grid stations to 132KV in order to address the problem of voltage fluctuations.
In his statement, he said that there was a mechanism in place to correct the issue of over-billing. He urged the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry to designate a focal point for getting issues resolved on the ground.
According to Mian Rehman Aziz Chan, Senior Vice President of the Greater Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, open-hanging clusters of wires have been affecting several markets in Lahore, posing a great danger of short circuits and putting people’s lives at risk.
Over the past few years, we have been frequently contacted by market representatives regarding this issue. If possible, we would appreciate your effort to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
The electricity meter pictures appear on the bills despite the fact that the problem of over-billing persists despite the fact that the photographs of the electricity meters are printed on the bills.
It is quite common for more than actual units to be incorrectly entered in the system, which results in the generation of excessive bills.
In addition to creating great inconveniences, he said that overbilling adds to his company’s cost of production. In order to resolve this issue for good, a concrete strategy must be adopted to resolve it once and for all.
As stated by business community member Mian Rehman Aziz Chan, unscheduled load shedding is another critical issue that slows down production, resulting in the waste of time and resources for businesses. It is critical to resolve this matter as well.
It was revealed that businesses in the area have also been suffering from voltage fluctuations during the summer season, he said. Electronic equipment, both at industrial and residential locations, suffers some serious damage as a result of this.
I believe that LESCO will have to come up with a permanent solution for this.