Nepra inquiry report blames human error for power breakdown

By: News Desk      Published: 04:48 PM, 23 Feb, 2021
Nepra inquiry report blames human error for power breakdown

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday released inquiry report on major power breakdown in the country.

On January 9, several parts of the country including Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore, had suffered a massive power breakdown.

As per the report, Guddu Power Station tripped at 11.41 pm due to human error. "Though development work was underway at the station, SOPs were completely neglected, which resulted in a massive breakdown."

The officials responsible for not taking steps for improvement in the National Transmission and Dispatch Company's (NTDC) system were also named. The action which was supposed to be taken were neglected, the report read.

The NEPRA in its recommendations to avoid such incidents in the future has urged vast study about energy saving. The authority has urged to take precautionary measures to avoid power breakdowns in the future.

NTDC, K-Electric and other power plants have been directed to put precautionary measures in place. Provision of electricity should be ensured in case of any emergency-like situation.