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Tuesday July 23, 2024

Iesco cancels all shutdowns till June 5

By Our Correspondent
May 30, 2024
A representational image of a transmission tower, also known as an electricity pylon. — AFP/File
A representational image of a transmission tower, also known as an electricity pylon. — AFP/File

Islamabad:Due to ongoing heatwave Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) management has decided to cancel all approved shutdowns till 5 June 2024. Iesco Chief Executive Dr. Muhammad Amjad Khan stated that currently Iesco is getting electricity quota from national grid as per running electricity demand therefore no load management is being carried out in entire Iesco region, says a press release.

He said that due to ongoing development works i.e. road widening, construction of new roads and bridges, etc., for shifting of Iesco installations to a suitable location on the request of district administration’s an emergent shutdowns are being given for short duration which may not be considered as load shedding/load management. Iesco intimate regarding these shut downs to general public through print electronic and social media moreover customers can get updates by following Iesco Twitter page @IESCO_Official and facebook page IESCOinformation.

The chief emphasised to avoid use of air conditioners, irons, and water motors during peak hours from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (June to August) to save electricity and to reduce their monthly electricity bill. For prompt handling of customers complaints relevant SDO complaints office, Helpline number 118, SMS number 8118 and CCMC numbers 051-9252933-34 are available round the clock.