Faisalabad, December 17, 2012 (PPI-OT): USAID Power Distribution Program Chief of Party Craig VanDevelde inaugurated a computer center at FESCO as part of the U.S. Government efforts to strengthen Pakistan’s energy sector and end energy shortages. “Supporting the Government of Pakistan’s efforts to improve the performance of the energy sector is one of our top assistance priorities,” said Craig VanDevelde.
This computer center will modernize the Planning and Engineering (P and E) sectors of the DISCOs, improving energy distribution across Pakistan. Mr. Craig also said, “I am confident that with this effort, FESCO will now be able to better supply electricity to consumers in Faisalabad.”
USAID has established similar computer centers at the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO), Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) and at the Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO). USAID also provides training for engineers and technicians from all nine DISCOs and is introducing international best practices for public utility management.
The USAID Power Distribution Program is a four and a half year, USAID-funded program aimed at working jointly with government-owned DISCOs in Pakistan to improve their performance in terms of a reduction in losses, and improvement in both revenues and customer services, to bring them to the level of well-run utilities in other progressive countries. Through this program, the United States Government provides assistance and support to the Government of Pakistan in its efforts to reform the power sector to end the current energy crisis.
For more information, contact:
Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO)
West Canal Road, Abdullah Pur, Faisalabad,
Tel: +92 41 922 0184 -0229
Fax: +9241 922 0233