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FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-28-07-2022

On the special directives of the Faisalabad Electric Supply Company FESCO (FESCO) Board of Directors (BODs), work has been started for the installation of new power transformers and upgrading projects at different grid stations under the 8th STG program, to strengthen the power distribution system in the FESCO region. In this connection, under the supervision of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) EFSCO Engr. Bashir Ahmad, a double capacity transformer has installed at the 132 KV Khanuana grid station. Earlier, a power transformer of 10/13 MVA capacity was installed on this grid station, which was upgraded with capacity 20/26 MVA transformer. The FESCO Project Management Unit (PMU), Procurement and PS&C played a key role during the installation of this transformer. The installation of the transformer was completed by the special teams of GSC and GSO Directorates, headed by Superintending Engineer Grid System Operation (GSO) Waqas Baig. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed appreciated the efforts of all officers and officials for the installation of power transformers.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-26-07-2022

Transmission system of Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has affected due to heavy rain during the last six day in the FESCO region. Power supply remained suspended from several feeders of Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha and Mianwali circles; however, FESCO operation and grid staff worked diligently during the rains due to which the transmission system is fully restored. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed and General Manager (GM) Operation Muhammad Saleem, Chief Engineer (CE) Operation Muhammad Nazar Dub remained present at the Distribution Control Center (DCC). They supervised the restoration of electricity in the rain-affected areas, while operation teams under the supervision of SEs, Executive Engineers and SDOs patrolled the electricity lines to remove the fault and replaced the damaged transformers. The poles, hoarding boards and trees that fell on the lines were removed with the help of cranes and staff and electricity was restored while the staff is also busy round the clock to solve the individual complaints of the customers. Eight electricity poles fell in the area of Muslim Town Sub-division, re-installed by the staff with the help of cranes and construction staff till late night and during this time electricity was provided to the consumers by shifting the load. CEO Bashir Ahmad has issued instructions that the FESCO staff should work on the lines keeping in mind their safety first. He also appealed to the public to follow the guidelines issued by FESCO to avoid electrocution incidents, while fatal or non-fatal accidents could be avoided. He appreciated the operation staff for their good performance and said that despite the shortage of staff, the tireless work of the staff is commendable.

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engr. Bashir Ahmed will hold an E-Court on (Open Court) on facebook here on 28 July 2022 (Thursday). The open court would start at 10:30am and the FESCO chief would listen the electricity related complaints till 12:30pm. The electricity consumers belonging to 8 districts of FESCO jurisdiction including Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab and Bhakkar can contact FESCO Chief through facebook page www.facebook.com/FESCOOFFICIAL/ and FESCO Chief Executive will issue orders on spot for the redressal of consumers complaints. 

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-22-07-2022

A high-level delegation of K Electric visited Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) yesterday. K Electric's delegation was headed by Head of Distribution Network Academy Bashir Sheikh. The delegation visited FESCO headquarters including Regional Training Center (RTC) and took briefing from Chief Engineer Development Office and other offices about the company's performance, while later the K Electric delegation practically observed FESCO's distribution network during a field visit. FESCO Chief Engineer Development Omar Hayat Gondal, Staff Officer Abid Rashid and SDO Tayyab Sattar informed the K Electric delegation in detail about the measures adopted to ensure continuous and uninterrupted power supply to 4.6 million FESCO consumers. The members of the delegation also asked various questions regarding power supply and recovery from FESCO consumers. Later, also visited the Regional Training Center (RTC) to get information regarding  employee training. Later, the delegation also visited the Regional Training Center (RTC) regarding the training of employees. At RTC, Revenue Officer Nadeem Sajid gave a detailed briefing to the delegation and members of K Electric about the training provided to the employees, especially for the line staff. On this occasion, a practical demonstration of training was also conducted while the delegation of K  Electric observed feeders, transformers and LT lines for supplying electricity to industrial, commercial and domestic consumers on Jaranwala & Susan Road. The delegation of K Electric was included Rizwan Ahmed Sheikh Head of Network Engineering, Dr. Zaibullah Khan General Manager Distribution Network, Syed Hashim Hussain Manager, Mutiba Noreen Manager while FESCO Director Public Relations Tahir Mehmood Sheikh welcomed the K Electric delegation to FESCO and briefed about the overall performance of company.

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Faisalabad: After the approval of the Board of Directors (BODs) of Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) three FESCO officers have been promoted in Scale 20. According to the details, the 242/36th meeting of the FESCO (BODs) held at the FESCO Headquarters, in which Additional Director General (HR) Athar Ayub Chaudhry, who was serving as Acting DG Admin, was promoted as Director General (Admin) in Scale 20. Similarly, Additional Chief Engineer (Operation) Jhang Circle Nazr Muhammad Dub has been promoted as Chief Engineer (Operation) in scale 20 while Additional Chief Engineer Rana Muhammad Ayub has also been promoted as Chief Engineer (Planning and Design) FESCO. Director General (HR) Nasar Hayat Makan has issued a notification for the promotion & posting of these officers.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-20-07-2022

Indiscriminate action should be initiated against the power pilferers, electricity thieves are enemies of the country and nation and do not deserve any kind of concession, said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Engr. Bashir Ahmed, he was chairing a high-level meeting at FESCO Headquarters here today. He further said that the ongoing operation against electricity theft in all five operation circles of the FESCO region should be accelerated and heavy fines should be imposed on power pilferers. Special checking teams should play an effective role during door-to-door checking and raids should be conducted at night in addition to day time to identify electricity theft. He said that registration of FIR against electricity thieves should be ensured and it should be followed vigorously so that apart from departmental fines, legal action can be taken against electricity thieves and they can be arrested. He directed the Superintending Engineers (SEs) to install the pending net metering connections soon after checking the sites properly. He also directed early replacement of two phase transformers and load balancing of distribution transformers. He directed the construction directorate to complete the feeders of the new grids within the stipulated period and speed up the work on the LT proposals. He said that consideration has been started on the outsourcing of various feeders for which each circle will select the name of one of its feeders and send it to the headquarters. General Manager (Operation) Muhammad Salim, Chief Engineer (Operation) Ghulam Farooq, Chief Engineer Customer Services Rana Ayub, Director General (Admin) Athar Ayub Chaudhry, SE First Circle Rana Afzal, SE Second Circle Syed Ahmed Ali Shah, Project Director Construction Muhammad Saeed and staff were also present in the meeting.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-18-07-2022

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Engr. Bashir Ahmed issued special directives to the operation staff of the region to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers and timely redressal of their complaints. He has made it clear that customer satisfaction should be the top priority of FESCO. He said that FESCO staff who do not give priority to customers' complaints should correct their attitude. The FESCO administration is taking various measures to provide the best and quality services to the customers because a satisfied consumer reflects the performance of the company. The Superintending Engineers (SEs) of all the five operation circles have been directed to ensure immediate implementation of the measures issued by the FESCO Authority to maintain uninterrupted and smooth electricity supply due to the recent increase in heat intensity he added. In order to control the incidents of burning of transformers in summer season, the process of load balancing should be completed on all the transformers in the field as soon as possible while burnt and damaged transformers should be sent to transformer workshop so that they can be repaired and sent to the field as soon as possible. News electricity connections, single phase meters, 10KVA, 15KVA, 25KVA and 50KVA transformers should be installed during Saturday and Sunday holidays. He further said that the pending net metering connections of the consumers should also be installed immediately. All SDOs are ordered to exert their best efforts and make maximum progress to achieve the best results. He also warned that show-cause notices will be issued against such officers who showed poor results and the FESCO authority will initiate strict departmental action against them.

 = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Faisalabad: In the 49th Annual WAPDA Inter-Unit Table Tennis Competition, Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) women, team secured first position while overall FESCO team won the second position. NTDC team was declared the winner with 116 points in these competitions organized by WAPDA Sports Board while FESCO got the second position with 83 points and IESCO remained third at position with 65 points. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmad has congratulated the FESCO team for securing the second position in the table tennis competition and appreciated the hard work and dedication of the players and management. He hoped that FESCO players will work hard and practice as much as possible with the same spirit of winning and will make the name of FESCO and the country shine in other sports and get the first position in the tournament. Teams from FESCO (Faisalabad), LESCO (Lahore), GEPCO (Gujranwala), MEPCO (Multan), IESCO (Islamabad) and NTDC participated in this tournament. Manager FESCO Table Tennis Team Nadeem Akbar Kahlon, Assistant Manager Mohammad Arif and others were also present during the closing ceremony of the tournament.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-15-07-2022

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Engr. Bashir Ahmed has issued special directives to the head of all five-operation circles of FESCO region to protect consumers from any possible fatal or non-fatal accidents and ensure the uninterrupted power supply to them during the recent monsoon rains. He said that FESCO has already taken all necessary measures to maintain the smooth electricity supply during the current rainy season. In addition patrolling was arranged for the maintenance of feeders, identification of defects in LT / HT lines, transformers and other electrical installations and their rectification. All stores are open to ensure the timely availability of material in case of tripping, fault or any emergency on feeders so that customers do not have to wait for hours in case of faults and replacement of equipment on feeders, he added. He further said that FESCO is utilizing all its resources to ensure the uninterrupted power supply to its consumers. All the Superintending Engineers have directed to take immediate steps to rectify any faults at disposal tube wells and water supply feeders of their circles so that drainage problems could not arise during the recent rains. In addition, he directed the FESCO field staff to work in accordance with all safety T&P and after adopting all safety measures while working on the live lines. FESCO Chief Bashir Ahmed also appealed to the consumers to stay away from electric poles, wires and transformers and follow the guidelines issued by FESCO management during the rainy season so that they can ensure the safety of themselves, their children and the lives of the people. Bashir Ahmed said that assurance of uninterrupted power supply to consumers as well as safety of consumers' lives and property is top priority of FESCO for which consumers should cooperate with FESCO.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-13-07-2022

Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) ensured uninterrupted power supply to consumers across the region during Eid-ul-Adha holidays. Chief Executive FESCO Engineer Bashir Ahmad remained present in the Special Cell constituted at FESCO Headquarters to ensure the smooth power supply while the staff of all five operation circles was also available on call round the clock to solve the individual problems of the customers and to respond during tripping / faults in any place or in any emergency situation. In order to immediately redress of the faults caused by rains in different areas, on the direction of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Bashir Ahmed, the staff of Construction, GSO and GSC Directorate along with the operation staff were assigned special tasks and they ensured uninterrupted power supply to consumers. On the special directives of FESCO Chief Executive, additional transformers and other equipment were provided to the operation staff for immediate replacement of defective transformers. Stores across the region remained open while officers and staff remained alert at their stations during the Eid holidays. Chief Executive FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed commended the efforts of officers and officials during the Eid holidays and appreciated their efforts in restoring power supply.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-04-07-2022

In view of the National Disaster Management Authority NDMA's forecast for more than normal rainfall during monsoon season on Eid ul Adha, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Engr. Bashir Ahmed assigned special duties of operation staff and also issued order not to leave the station and cancel the leaves of staff. Special duties have also assigned to the gangs of construction directorate in all five-operation circle of FESCO & Special Monitoring Cell has constituted at FESCO Headquarters & CEO would personally monitor this cell. Similarly, Cranes of construction and GSC directorate will also perform emergency operation while equipment of various types including transformers trolleys and safety gadgets have also been provided. Distribution transformers are being balanced on an emergency basis under the supervision of concern Superintending Engineer (SE) of each circle to reduce the incidence of transformer malfunction and burning as in case of transformer malfunction, customers have to wait for supply to be restored. Operation staff have also directed to carry out safety measures in power restoration works during rains. Chief Executive Engineer Bashir Ahmad has appealed consumers to keep themselves and children away from power poles and lines during rains. Consumers should not tie sacrificial animals to or near electric poles / structures / towers and wires to protect them from electric shocks, he added. Do not attempt to touch or remove anything connected to the power lines but report it to your concern FESCO office to solve this issue. If the electricity lines fall down or there is a fault in the electric pole or transformer then report it immediately to 118. Users can also register their electricity related complaints on the Twitter account launched by the FESCO administration.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-30-06-2022

Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Health Safety Environment (HSE) Directorate has launched a public safety awareness campaign and issued instructions in view of current monsoon season. In this connection, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed has appealed to the public to follow these guidelines to avoid any possible electric shocks during the rainy season. Consumers are advised to regularly inspect the internal electricity wiring of the house by a licensed electrician and immediately replace broken / defective electrical switches, plugs, holders and broken cables from their home, shop or factory. Private electricians and cable operators are not authorized to operate electricity distribution systems / utility pools. Private electricians and cable operators are not entitled to work on electricity distribution systems or utility pools. Motorcycles, bicycles and animals should not be tied with or near any electric poles / structures / towers and stay wires to protect them from electric shock. Children should not play near electricity poles and lines under normal conditions, especially during rain and keep all metal objects out of the reach of children so that they do not insert them into electrical sockets. Do not attempt to touch or remove anything connected with electricity lines even call FESCO line staff to resolve this issue. Keep 3 meters (10 feet) away from falling trees on power poles and metal structures during rains. In case of any electricity related complaints and avoid any possible mishap consumers can contact at their Sub-Division numbers mentioned on the bill, toll free helpline 118, 080066554 or FESCO Headquarters Complaint Center numbers 0419220290 and 0419220618. FESCO is striving hard to ensure the safety of consumers' lives and property and consumers support and cooperation is mandatory for this sake.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-18-06-2022

Board of Directors (BODs), efforts of the Operation, Grids and Construction staff of Sargodha circle are admirable for the restoration of the electricity after the heavy thunderstorm last week said, Chairman Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) BOD Syed Hasnain Haider he was addressing function arranged for the distribution of the commendable certificates among the officers and official of Sargodha circle, who played key role in the restoration of the electricity.  He said that change of the damaged & tilted electricity poles, cables and transformers in a record time period is result of the team work and such spirit should be maintained in future. He further said that FESCO BOD is not only striving hard for provision of best facilities to consumers but also working continuously for the solution of problems being confronted by the FESCO staff while self accountability has also been promoted in the company. He said that policies have not only been compiled for promotion of corporate culture but also implemented practically. Earlier, Executive Engineer Bhalwal M. Haroon briefed the Chairman BOD Syed Hasnain Haider and Board Director Dr. Irfan Ahmed Chattha about the overall performance of the circle and told that thunder storm of last week has created an emergency situation in the Sargodha and its adjoining areas and badly affected the power distribution system. In this situation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed and Chief Engineer Operation personally visited the circle and monitored the electricity restoration process. Similarly, special teams of construction and GSC directorate reached with their equipment & machinery and started the restoration of electricity along with operation staff. He said that complete information was delivered to the media about the restoration process and consumers also kept up to date through SMS, print and electronic media. Chairman BOD Syed Hasnain Haider, Board Director Dr. Irfan Chattah and CEO FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed lauded the efforts of officers and officials of Sargodha circle and distributed appreciation certificates.  DG (Admin) Ather Ayub Ch, Director (PR) Tahir Sheikh, Staff Officer Abid Rasid, Acting SE Sargodha Pir Muhammad and a large number of FESCO staff was present to witness the function.

 

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-13-06-2022

Several electric poles fell and broke due to strong winds and heavy storms in Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha, Chiniot, Jaranwala, Tandlianwala and other areas of the region, falling trees on the electricity lines affected power supply in a wide area and tripped more than 150 feeders. As soon as the storm stopped, power restoration work was started in these areas under the supervision of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed. He was personally present in the control room and supervised the electricity restoration and issued instructions to the operation as well as grid station staff till the complete restoration of power supply in the storm affected areas. In this connection, CEO FESCO said that power supply has been fully restored in all areas while teams are working to address individual consumer complaints. He appealed the consumers to lodge their complaints at 118, FESCO app "Fesco Light" and their concern Sub Divisional Offices. He apologized to the consumers for the interruption in power supply due to emergency and unavoidable circumstances and thanked them for their cooperation.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-09-06-2022

Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) is striving hard to facilitate its consumers in all over the FESCO region, Orders have been issued for the immediate replacement of the defective meters and soon all defective meters would replace said, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed, he was addressing an E-court on facebook at FESCO Headquarters here today. He directed the field staff for early solution of power related issues of consumers and uninterrupted electricity supply should be their top priority so that the FESCO could emerge as a consumer friendly company. He said that holding of open courts under the vision government vision of proving helpful in resolving the electricity related issues of consumers. He appealed to the consumers to cooperate for the suppression of power thieves so that power theft from FESCO could be completely eradicated and consumers could get relief. He further said that apart from monitoring cell 118, toll free numbers 0800-66554 are working round the clock for redressal of electricity complaints. At the start of the online E-court, the Chief Executive quoted the first E-court performance and said that 96% of consumer complaints have been resolved. Meanwhile, over 45 consumers from all over the FESCO region including Faisalabad, Chiniot, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab and Bhakkar informed the CEO about their electricity related problems. On this, he issued orders to solve the consumers’ complaint rapidly and informed about its progress within the next 24 hours.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-08-06-2022

Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) is striving hard to provide maximum facilities to its customers, in this connection, all the offices are being equipped with state-of-the-art information technology so that immediate solutions for consumers could be possible, said Director General (IT) FESCO Itrat Hussain. He was addressing a function on the occasion of distribution of modern laser jet printers to Sub Divisional offices at its headquarters here today. He said that modern printers have provided to total 140 Sub Divisional, 26 Divisional and 5 Circle offices of FESCO to enable printed documentation instead of manual procedure. In addition, with the help of these printers, users will be able to issue printed demand notes instead of manual procedures, which will save time and minimize the possibility of error, he added. He further added that these printers have capacity of front and back (dual) prints on the paper at the same time which will reduce the usage of papers while these printers are capable of 35 prints per minute. Deputy Director ERP Faisal Shehzad, Assistant Director MIS Muhammad Nawaz, Additional Assistant Director Munir Ghani, Additional Assistant Director Akbar Ali and a large number of FESCO employees were also present on the occasion.

 

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-03-06-2022

On the directives of the Ministry of Energy Power Division, Faisalabad Electric Supply (FESCO) has finalized and released load management schedule for the awareness and convenience of consumers keeping in view the difference between demand and supply of electricity. FESCO will observe four hours load management for urban, rural, tube well and industrial customers in all five circles of FESCO region while dedicated feeder and grid stations would be exempted from load management, said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed. He said that the areas of Abdullah Pur, Civil Line, Madina Town, Mansoorabad, Sargodah road, Millat Town, Gulistan Colony, Hajiabad, Muslim Town, Gutt Wala, Manawala and Islam Pur etc would observe load management from 08:30am to 09:30am, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 3:30pm to 4:30pm and 6:30pm to 7:30pm while 8:30am to 10:30am & 2:30pm to 4:30pm ID feeders would observed load management. In second circle the areas of GM Abad, Nazimbad, Faizabad, Razabad, Samanabad, Peoples Colony, Garden Colony, Rachna Town, Batala Colony, Samundari road, Kareem Town, Factory Area, Bakar Mandi, Jhang road, Saddar bazaar & Madinabad etc would observe load management from 9:30am to 10:30am, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 3:30pm to 4:30pm and 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Similarly from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm ID feeders would observe load management. Similarly, areas of Jhang circle including Jhang  city, Civil Line, Saddar, Satellite Town, Maghiana, Shorkot City, Kamalia City, Toba Tek Singh and Gojar etc would observed load management from 6:30am to 7:30am, 10:30am to 11:30am, 4:30pm to 5:30pm and 6:30pm to 7:30 while ID feeder from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 4:30pm to 6:30pm would be closed under load management schedule. The areas of Sargodha circle including City, Tariqabad, Nishtarabad, Islampura, Kot Farid, Satellite Town, Civil Line, Bhalwal, Joharabad etc would observe load management from 11:30am to 12:30pm, 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 7:30pm to 8:30pm while ID feeder would observed load management from 8:30am to 10:30am and 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The areas of Mianwali circle would observed load management from Mianwali city, Liaqtabad, Kalabagh, Bhakkar, Jhang road, Behal road and Darya Khan from 6:30am to 7:30am, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 5:30pm to 6:30pm and 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-28-05-2022

Due to heavy thunderstorms & rain in different areas of Sargodha circle including Shahpur, Joharabad, Nishtarabad, Kot Farid, Jahwarian, Sillanwali, Bhagtanwala, Sahiwal etc, consumers have to face power outages due to falling hoarding & signboards, broken HT, LT poles and electricity lines. In this situation, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engr. Bashir Ahmad immediately reached Sargodha and personally monitored the power restoration works in the areas affected by the severe cyclone. He directed Superintendent Engineer (SE) Sargodha Circle Shahbaz Ahmed, Executive Engineers (XENs), Sub Divisional Officers (SDOs) and operation staff to repair HT and LT lines, replace damaged electricity poles and transformers on an emergency basis,  keeping the safety first principle in their mind. As soon as the storm stopped, the operation staff started the restoration work and power was restored to 80% of the area by 6 o'clock till morning while work on others areas continued and last evening 100% power was restored in all areas. CEO FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed commended the officers and operation staff of the Sargodha Circle for restoring the power supply to various areas of the Circle in record time and directed them to keep the same spirit in mind in future and customer service should be their motto.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-27-05-2022

In the light of the directives of the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Secretary, Ministry of Energy (Power Division), Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) is facilitating the consumers through WhatsApp groups. In this connection, WhatsApp facilitation groups consisting of 10748 FESCO officers and officials have been formed across the region who are going door-to-door in their concerned Sub Divisional areas to get the WhatsApp numbers of the customers and also providing their number to consumers so that they could be immediately assist them for the solution of any electricity related problem. A facilitator would facilitate a WhatsApp group consisting upon 300 consumers. FESCO facilitators have so far collected the data of 1.756 million that is 43% of total consumers. With the help of these WhatsApp groups, users are being informed about load management, breakdowns and power outages and consumers would be able to inform their respective facilitation officer about the electricity related issues and he would be restricted to solve.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-26-05-2022

On the special directives of FESCO Board Of Directors (BODs), Health Safety Environment & Quality Assurance Committee (HSE&QA), FESCO Health Safety and Environment Directorate has launched a public safety awareness campaign to prevent electric shocks, fires and lightning strikes in buildings / plazas. During the campaign public has been introduced to the electrical grounding /earthing system and also informed that it is a process of instantaneous flow through a low resistance path to maximum current within a minimum time. Earthing in buildings / plazas is very essential to protect human life from the risk of electric shock or death and to protect the building, machinery and equipment in case of any fault. Consumers also directed to keep all unnecessary metal devices and wires away from electrical installations. Earthing provides a safe way to eliminate lightning and short circuit currents and prevents fire hazards due to current leakage. FESCO issued instruction that the causes of electrical fire hazards include the use of under-sized wires / switches in wiring, the use of over-rated fuses, the use of extension cords on a regular basis, and substandard circuits, use of breakers, switches / plugs etc, use of wooden distribution box instead of metal box and laying wires under rugs, mats or doors etc. The public is requested to follow the safety precautions to avoid fire incidents. Replace all damaged wires / undersized wires / substandard switches as soon as possible. Always use RCD breaker in wiring of buildings / plazas and (RCD) breaker should not exceed 30mA. Contact an expert for electrical safety audits of electrical appliances / wiring / panels. Do not decorate table lamps with paper or cloth that can burn and keep it away from beds & curtains. Fire extinguishers should be placed at prominent places. Good quality smoke detector alarm must be installed. Be sure to keep flammable materials well away from portable heaters. When using portable heaters, use only standard heaters that have all the latest safety features to reduce the risk of fire.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-21-05-2022

Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) is striving hard to provide maximum facilities to its customers, In this connection, the process for the registration of paperless complaints has been started for early solution of consumers electricity related complaints. The basic aim of paperless complaints is to redress the consumer's complaints immediately, said GM Customer Services, Itrat Hussain. He further said that now consumers would be able to register their complaints via SMS on 8118 or by phone 118 from where their complaint would be immediately transferred to the concerned SDO who will be restricted to rectify it immediately. He said that this method would not only save the precious time of the consumers but also make it possible to resolve their grievances in minimum time. Similarly, they would not have to bother to visit FESCO offices. He appealed to the consumers to use 8118 or 118 for registration of their electricity related complaints. These numbers are also being published on bills across the region, for the awareness of consumers. 

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-20-05-2022

Work is in full swing on emergency basis for rehabilitation of the power sector and to cope with the current situation being faced by this sector, The receiving of RLNG supply would not only improve the power supply in the country but also help to overcome the power crisis completely said, Federal Minister for Energy (Power Division) Engr. Khurram Dastgeer during his visit to FESCO Headquarters here today.  He said that after the supply of RLNG and furnace oil from the Ministry of Petroleum, more gas would be available which would significantly reduce load management during the next few days. He expressed satisfaction on overall performance of Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) and said that in view of the current situation, FESCO officers & officials have to work harder, diligently and enthusiastically so that not only FESCO but also the power sector could overcome this difficult situation. Earlier, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO, Engr. Bashir Ahmed briefed him and told that FESCO's recovery is 100% while its line losses are the lowest as target set by NERPA which reflects the day and night hard work of its staff. He said that FESCO's distribution system has been upgraded and now FESCO's distribution system is able to carry maximum load during the summer season. He further said that FESCO has provided 256 transformer trolleys in all the subdivisions with the aim of restoring power supply immediately in case of any fault in the transformer. He said that FESCO has set up a state-of-the-art Customer Service Center for instant solution of consumer electricity related issues. Similarly, FESCO has introduced a mobile app "FESCO Light" for online information and registration of consumers' complaints, he added. The Federal Minister said that due to wrong policies of the former government, we have to face this day and load shedding is taking place across the country due to shortage of electricity. Due to unavailability of fuel, power is not being generated as per demand and as a result, consumers are facing load management. Khurram Dastgir said that the coalition government is trying its best to solve the problems being confronted by the public. Engineer Khurram Dastgir said that revenue targets of all distribution companies are also being reviewed. We are the public representatives and our aim is to resolve the grievances of the distribution companies and to improve their performance. He said that at present the circular debt is about Rs. 2450 billion. When the term of PML-N left government in 2018, the circular debt was only Rs 1060 billion and at that time the load shedding was zero but at present, circular debt has more than doubled since our government. He said that an increase in heat intensity is also likely to increase hydropower generation. The Federal Minister said that there was no balance in affairs of the previous government, if there was balance, these problems would not have arisen. The present democratic government is fully aware of the plight of the people and is working to alleviate it, he added.

 

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-16-05-2022

On the special directives of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Secretary, Ministry of Energy Power Division, Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has launched a special campaign to provide information regarding electricity load management, breakdown and interruption in power supply to consumers through social media. In this connection, Whatsapp groups consisting upon 300 consumers are being prepared to update them about electricity related information while a FESCO nominated official would be incharge of Whatsapp group, said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO, Engr. Bashir Ahmed. He said that facilitation officers and officials would be restricted to provide the information to consumers and immediately redressal of their complaints. Chief Engineer Commercial Rana Ayub has nominated focal person for this special campaign. He further said that officials of the all five operations circles have allocated task to compile the data of 300 to 500 consumers at sub divisional level. In the urban areas of FESCO region, FESCO facilitators are making Whatsapp groups of their 300 consumers along with concerned XEN and SDO while proclamations would be made through mosques for information of the people of rural areas and collection of mobile data. FESCO officials would display departmental cards during the data collection. FESCO facilitator would remain in contact with concerned grid station, Sub Divisional Officer and Executive Engineer while SDO and XEN would be fully responsible for whole facilitation process, he added. He said that FESCO officers are providing necessary training to the nominated staff. He said that basic aim of two-way communication is to keep up to date the consumers about power related activities and provide them a platform which would be helpful to build strong relationships with them. GM Operation Muhammad Saleem, DG Customer Service Itrat Hussain, Chief Engineer Commercial Rana Ayub, Chief Engineer Operation Ghulam Farooq, Chief Engineer T&G Shabbir Ahmed, DG (HR&A) Nasar Hayat Maken, Director Customer Services Ibrar Ahmed and other officers were also present during the meeting.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-14-05-2022

Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) is striving hard for immediate redressal of consumers electricity related complaints in eight districts of the FESCO region. Transformer trolleys have been provided in all sub-divisions to ensure the uninterrupted power supply to consumers so that in case of emergency power could be restored immediately said, Chief Executive Engr. Bashir Ahmed while addressing an E-court on Facebook at Fesco Headquarters, here today. He said that provision of excellent Customer Services to the consumers, prompt solution of power related issues and uninterrupted power supply is the top priority of FESCO. He further said that in the light of the government's vision, holding of open courts is proving to be helpful in resolving the consumers electricity related problems immediately. He directed the FESCO officers and employees for immediately address of consumers' electricity related issues so that FESCO could be emerged as consumer friendly company. He said that apart from monitoring cell, 118 and toll free number 0800-66554 are working round the clock for redressal of consumers' complaints. He appealed to the consumers to cooperate for the suppression of power thieves so that power theft from FESCO could be completely eradicated. Meanwhile, over 85 consumers all over the FESCO region informed Mr. Bashir Ahmed about their electricity related problems. On this, he issued orders to solve the consumers’ complaint rapidly and informed him about its progress within the next 24 hours. 

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-10-05-2022

The installation of more than 106000 new domestic, commercial and industrial meters has been completed during the last four months in eight districts of Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) jurisdiction, Superintending Engineers (SEs) of the five operation circles have also been directed to install new connections on top priority basis said, General Manager (GM) Customer Services Engineer Itrat Hussain. He further said that FESCO installed 7,547 electricity meters in January, 33,075 meters in February, 42,647 meters in March and 22,825 meters in the month of April. More than 400,000 meters would receive FESCO very soon and thus, installation of new connections would be speed up, he added. He said that in the light of the special directives of Board of Directors (BODs) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engr. Bashir Ahmed, FESCO's Customer Services are being equipped with state-of-the-art interactive screens, landline telephones and paperless working so that consumers electricity related problems could be solved immediately. He also directed the operation staff to treat the customers with a happy smile and utilize all measures to resolve their problems on priority basis.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-23-04-2022

Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Board of Directors (BODs) approved the Eid Bonus Equivalent to one Basic Salary and 15% Disparity Allowance to Officers and Employees of Grade 1-19. In this regard, Director General Admin Athar Ayub Chaudhry has issued formal notifications. Chairman FESCO Board Syed Husnain Haider has directed to pay disparity allowance and bonus before Eid while this bonus will be given equal to one month's basic salary of the employees. This bonus is being given to FESCO officers and employees to ensure the uninterrupted power supply during the Holy month of Ramadan and provision of best services to more than 4.7 million consumers during corona outbreak. In addition, in the light of the memorandum issued by the Finance Division, Government of Pakistan, FESCO Board also approved the 15% Disparity Reduction Allowance (DRA) to the staff. This allowance will be given to officers and officials up to BPS-19 from March 1, 2022. FESSCO staff overjoyed at the approval of Bonus and Disparity Allowance and thanked the Board of Directors. Chairman FESCO BOD, Syed Husnain Haider said that Board is striving hard for the welfare of FESCO staff and provision the best facilities to them. Special attention is being paid to customer services and they are being adorned with state-of-the-art technology. He said that FESCO staff should play their pivotal role to make the company more profitable and provide the best services to the customers and achieve the given recovery and loss targets.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-22-04-2022

Approval of bonus by the Board of Directors (BODs) for the officers and officials of the company is the result of their excellent performance, achievement of recovery & line losses targets, maintenance of the system despite the outbreak of corona pandemic & shortage of staff and improvement in the customer services said, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Engineer Bashir Ahmed, He was addressing a delegation of WAPDA Hydroelectric Central Labor Union at FESCO Headquarters here today. He said that Chairman and Board members expect from FESCO staff to work harder and more diligently to take the company at top position. He added that provision of excellent services to the customers is top priority of the FESCO Board and company management and they have taken concrete and comprehensive measures to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers. Customer services have been modernized, online application system introduced for new electricity connections, billing accuracy, extension of their dates, etc have been computerized and a paperless environment is being promoted in Customer Care centers while employees problems are being solved and facilities are being provided to them. General Secretary Hydro Union Chaudhry Sarfraz Handal thanked the Board members and the Chief Executive Officer for the approval of the bonus and 15% disparity allowance and assured them that all they would utilize their conscious efforts to further improve the customer service. Director General (HR&A) Nasar Hayat Maken, Director Legal & Labor Farrukh Aftab, Director (PR) Tahir Sheikh and Deputy Director (Admin) Mehmood Ahmed were also present at this occasion. 

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-16-04-2022

Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has served final notices to 28 government departments for payment of arrears worth Rs.1278million. According to FESCO spokesman, on the special directives of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engr. Bashir Ahmed and under the supervision of General Manager Operations Itrat Hussain, a special recovery campaign has been launched against FESCO defaulters, in order to ensure maximum recovery before the end of this fiscal year. Similarly, special teams have deployed in eight districts for recovery of arrears. The spokesperson appealed to the government departments to pay their current bills and defaulting amount as soon as possible otherwise they have to face disconnections of electricity without any further notice. Among the defaulters, WASA Faisalabad owes Rs 733.28million. Similarly Punjab Public Health Engineering Department is defaulter of Rs.97.67 million, Punjab Irrigation and Power Department Rs.39.93 million, TMA Madina Town Faisalabad Rs.35.26 million, Punjab Police Rs.22.64 million and Punjab Jail and Convent Settlement Rs.21.86 million, District and Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Faisalabad Rs.19.80 million, TMA Lyallpur Town Faisalabad Rs.14.25million, District Roads and Buildings Department Faisalabad Rs. 12.75million, National Highway Authority Rs. 6.16million, , Pakistan Telecommunication 8.86 million, Punjab Livestock and Dairy Department Rs.7.37 million, TMA Iqbal Town Faisalabad Rs.6.27 million, TMA Jinnah Colony Faisalabad Rs. 4.78 million, Health Department District Toba Tek Singh 8.14 million, TMA Jhang Rs.3.25million, TMA Samundari Rs. 5.49million, TMA Chiniot Rs.6.96 million, TMA Gojra Rs.6.60 million, TMA Sargodha Rs.91.47 million, District and Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Sargodha Rs.8.04 million, TMA Bhalwal Rs.4.54 million, District Government Khushab Colleges Rs.14.32 million, TMA Khushab Rs. 33.41million, District and Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Khushab Rs. 23.40million, District and Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Mianwali Rs. 16.75million, Health Department Mianwali Rs. 4.51million, TMA Mianwali Rs. 5.10milliom and TMA Issa Khel owes Rs 18.48 million.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-14-04-2022

Irfan Ahmed, Additional Director General Material Management, Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO), has retired after completing his tenure. A farewell ceremony was held in his honor at FESCO Headquarters (HQ) here today. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engineer Bashir Ahmed paid rich tributes to the services of retired Additional Director General Material Management Irfan Ahmed during his tenure FESCO. Highlighting his personality and work, CEO said that he was highly skilled in his work and was a valuable asset of FESCO due to his dedication and professionalism. He said that honorable retirement after completing term of service is no less than a gift from God. The Chief Executive commended the professional life of retired Additional Director General Material Management FESCO Irfan Ahmed. He further added that during the course of his career, he performed all the duties assigned to him efficiently and achieved the set targets. The Chief Executive further said that Mr. Irfan Ahmed, has spent his whole period with utmost honesty, diligence and timely decisions without any pressure. On the occasion, Chief Engineer (Operations) Ghulam Farooq, Chief Financial Officer Muhammad Nazir, Chief Engineer Development Umar Hayat, Chief Engineer O&M (T&G) Shabbir Ahmed, Director General (HR & Admin) Nasur Hayat Mekan and other officers congratulated Mr. Irfan Ahmed on completing his tenure in a dignified manner. They said that during his service Additional DG (MM) always had a very gentle attitude towards his employees and customers and always did his best to keep the environment pleasant. All the officers expressed best wishes for his future life and said that the doors of their heart and department are always open for him. Retired Additional DG (MM) Irfan Ahmed thanked all the officers for organizing a farewell party in his honor and said that he had the support of everyone throughout his services and all the successes are the result of teamwork. He said that during his whole service he always took all possible steps for the welfare of employees and customers. At the end of the ceremony, Chief Executive FESCO Engineer Bashir Ahmed and other officers presented a commemorative shield, gifts and checks from FESCO to Mr. Irfan Ahmed.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-13-04-2022

Superintendent Engineer Second Circle Ahmad Ali Shah has said that implementation of safety codes is mandatory and no compromise should be made on safety of FESCO staff. Line staff adhering to work with safety principles is a valuable asset of Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO), he was addressing a function to award cash prizes and appreciation certificates to the best performing linemen in Nazimabad Division. He further said that the encouragement of employees, working for the betterment of the company is commendable which would also continue in future also. Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Director Safety Saeed Raza said that FESCO Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Directorate is taking various steps to protect the line staff from fatal as well as non-fatal accidents. He said that FESCO is spending huge amount every year for purchase of standard T&P while a pocket size safety booklet has also been introduced for the line staff, which contains necessary instructions regarding first aid during work and in case of accident. Director Public Relations Tahir Mehmood Sheikh in his address said that on the special directive of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed, punishment and retribution is practically implementing in FESCO. Departmental action against the employees who disregard the safety policy while awarding commendation certificates and rewards for staff, using complete safety T&P will inspire other employees to do better. Executive Engineer (XEN) Nazimabad Division Rao Muhammad Zubair said that during the maintenance work including shutdown, the staff is being closely monitored to ensure the safety of their precious lives and the lives and property of the people. He further said that FESCO is adopting zero tolerance policy for safety in which no negligence will be tolerated in any case. Later, SE Second Circle Ahmed Ali Shah and other officers presented cash prizes and appreciation certificates to the best linemen. Deputy Commercial Manager Second Circle Iqbal Khan Niazi, Revenue Officer Nazimabad Division Wasim Asghar, SDOs of the division and a large number of employees attended the function.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-07-04-2022

Consumers are a valuable asset of Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) and every effort is being made to provide them with all possible facilities, said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO, Engr. Bashir Ahmed, while addressing an e-court on Facebook at Fesco Headquarters. He further said that during the Holy month of Ramadan, uninterrupted power supply is being provided to the consumers during Sehar, Iftar and Taraweeh for which a special monitoring cell has been constituted at FESCO Headquarters. He said that special measures have been adopted all over the FESCO region to improve the distribution system and provide the best possible services to its customers because best customer service is FESCO's top priority. He said that in the light of the government's vision, holding of open court is helpful to resolve consumer complaints immediately. He also directed the FESCO officers and officials for immediate redress the consumers' electricity related issues so that the image of FESCO could emerge as a consumer friendly company. He appealed to the consumers to cooperate in crackdown against power pilferage so that power theft from FESCO could be completely eradicated. He further said that FESCO monitoring cell 118 and toll free number 0800-66554 are working round the clock for redressal of electricity complaints. At the start of the online E-court, the Chief Executive quoted the first E-court performance and said that 95% of consumer complaints have been resolved. Meanwhile, over 200 consumers from all over the FESCO region including Faisalabad, Chiniot, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab and Bhakkar informed the CEO about their electricity related problems. On this, he issued orders to solve the consumers’ complaint rapidly and informed about its progress within the next 24 hours.

 

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-05-04-2022

Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engr. Bashir Ahmed will hold an E-Court on (Open Court) on facebook here on 7 April 2022 (Thursday). The open court would start at 10:30am and FESCO chief would listen the electricity related complaints till 12:30pm. The electricity consumers belonging to 8 districts of FESCO jurisdiction including Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab and Bhakkar can contact FESCO Chief through facebook page www.facebook.com/FESCOOFFICIAL/ and FESCO Chief Executive will issue orders on spot for the redressal of consumers complaints. 

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-30-03-2022

Promotion and practical implementation of the safety culture in the company is top priority of the FESCO administration, FESCO is utilizing the all available resources to provide a safe working environment to its staff, said speakers of a workshop on the topic of "Electrical Safety Training for The Trainers". The workshop was arranged by the FESCO Health Safety & Environment (HSE) Directorate at WAPDA Engineering Academy here today. During his speech, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Engr. Bashir Ahmed said that the process for the purchase of the bucket cranes is at the final stage.  FESCO in collaboration with National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has also prepared a safety handbook for the line staff, which would be helpful for creating awareness about safety first, he added. He further said that on the special directive of the FESCO Board of Directors (BODs) FESCO is continuously organizing the safety workshops which are not only facilitating the line staff but also introducing new safety dimensions for the officers. Chairman, Board of Directors, Health Safety & Environment (HSE) committee Salman Najeeb Khan said that all line staff should be aware about the safety codes and basic safety principles so that they could be saved from any mishap. He further said that it is mandatory that senior officers transfer their experience to the juniors so that safety culture could be promoted. He said  that FESCO is implementing zero tolerance against the violation of safety codes. During his speech, Director Board Barrister Irfan Chattha emphasized upon the need to provide a safe and secure working environment to employees and said that we cannot control the accidents rate without practically implementing the safety first principle. He reiterated his commitment that all possible measures would be adopted for the safety of staff and consumers because human life is paramount. He also highlighted the legal aspects of action against power pilferage and different sections against electricity theft. GM Operation Muhammad Saleem also addressed the seminar and said that FESCO officers should strictly follow the safety-first principle to save the line staff from fatal and non-fatal accidents. Renowned National Level Safety Consultant Sheikh Tahir Saleem also delivered a detailed lecture on HSE Management System, Insecure Process and Insecure situation, PTW System, General Safety Requirement and other important safety topics during the workshop. Deputy Director Safety Muhammad Saeed Raza mentioned the steps taken to promote safety culture in FESCO and departmental action against the staff for who violated the safety principles. The workshop was also attended by Chief Engineers (CEs), Superintending Engineers (SEs) from Operations, GSO, GSC, Executive Engineers (XENs), Sub Divisional Officers (SDOs) and Safety Inspectors.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-18-03-2022

For improvement of the distribution system and provision of uninterrupted power supply to consumers, FESCO has added 700 new transformers in different parts of the region. Similarly, transformer trolleys have also been provided to the Sub Divisions Offices to restore power supply immediately in case of any emergency, said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO, Engr. Bashir Ahmed while addressing the E-court on Facebook at FESCO Headquarters. He further said that provision of the best services to the consumers is FESCO top priority. He said that in the light of the government's vision, holding of E-courts was proving to be helpful in resolving the problems of consumers of electricity. He also directed the FESCO officers and officials for immediate redress the consumers electricity related issues so that the image of FESCO could emerge as consumer friendly company. He appealed to the consumers to cooperate in crackdown against power pilferage so that power theft from FESCO could be completely eradicated. He further said that FESCO monitoring cell 118 and toll free number 0800-66554 are working round the clock for redressal of electricity complaints. At the start of the online E-court, the Chief Executive quoted the first E-court performance and said that 90% of consumer complaints have been resolved. Meanwhile, over 180 consumers from all over the FESCO region including Faisalabad, Chiniot, Toba Tek Singh, Jhang, Sargodha, Mianwali, Khushab and Bhakkar informed the CEO about their electricity related problems. On this, he issued orders to solve the consumers’ complaint rapidly and informed about its progress within the next 24 hours. 

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-10-03-2022

National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) have jointly released a draft of "Line Staff Safety Manual" to ensure safety of line staff. NEPRA HSE, FESCO's Safety and Public Relations Directorates have played a vital role in the preparation of this Manual, which is commendable, said Chairman NEPRA Tauseef H. Farooqi. He was addressing a webinar at the NEPRA headquarters arranged to launch the Safety Manual, The webinar was also attended by professionals from Pakistan's power sector, safety officers of Distribution Companies (DISCOs) and officials of NEPRA Health Safety and Environment. Chairman NEPRA said that zero tolerance against the fatal and non fatal accidents is top priority of the power sector and have to ensure the safety as an integral part of our lives and routines, for which NEPRA is working closely with Distribution Companies (DISCOs)," he added. He further said that General Safety, Public Safety, Unsafe Operation, Unsafe Situation and what to do in case of emergency have been clarified with pictures in simple Urdu language for the line staff and it will play an important role in prevention of accidents. Tauseef H. Farooqi said that this booklet will be printed and distributed among the line staff of distribution companies across the country in pocket size so that they could keep it in their pocket at all times. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed also addressed the webinar and said that  FESCO has floated the international tender for the purchase of 45 bucket cranes which would be helpful to provide the safe working environment to its line staff. He said that safety teams of Safety Control Room and the Safety Directorate are engaged in the implementation of the Safety Audit and NEPRA Safety Code on a daily basis in all over the FESCO region. He further said that it is an honor for the company to prepare the safety booklet with support of NEPRA while the efforts of Deputy Director Safety Saeed Raza and Public Relations the Directorate are commendable. Later, Consultant (HSE) NEPRA Sohail Ahmed and Deputy Director Safety FESCO Muhammad Saeed Raza gave a lecture to the participants on the topic of Safety and gave a comprehensive presentation on the preparation of Safety Manual. At the end of the ceremony, Senior Advisor NEPRA Imran Qazi presented appreciation certificates by NEPRA Authority to Chief Executive FESCO Engineer Bashir Ahmed, Director Safety FESCO Munawar Mahmood, Deputy Director Safety Mohammad Saeed Raza and PR Assistant Ayub Ahmed Yaqub. The ceremony was also attended by FESCO Staff Officer Abid Rasheed, FESCO Best Linemen and a large number of others, while DISCOs employees also attended through a zoom meeting.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-08-03-2022

Auditors perform pivotal roles to save the department from possible financial irregularities and embezzlement, said Director General (DG) Audit Power Sheikh Nadeem Amjad, he was addressing a review meeting held here at FESCO Headquarters today. He said that it is the responsibility of the audit department to establish the audit standard in accordance with international audit principles. He also appreciated the performance of FESCO audit and finance and said that FESCO steps for reducing line losses and satisfaction of consumers are imitative. Earlier, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO, addressed the meeting and said that FESCO has achieved the recovery and line loses targets set by National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA). He further said that FESCO is striving hard for the promotion of the corporate culture in the company; in this connection, utilization of the latest technology is FESCO priority. He said that FESCO has established state of the art Customer Services Centers (CSC) and mobile app "FESCO Light" while FESCO is adopting modern techniques in Human Resource, Audit and Legal departments.  He said that the FESCO audit department is also adhering to modern and international standards. Chief Engineer (Development) Rana Ayub, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Muhammad Nawaz, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Muhammad Nazir, DG (HR&A) Nasar Hayat Maken, DG (IT) Itrat Hussain, Add: DG (Admn) Ather Ayub Ch, Director (CM) Ghulam Mujtaba, Director (PR) Tahir Sheikh, Deputy Director (A&S) Mehmood Ali and Staff Officer Abid Rashid were also present during the meeting.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-09-02-2022

Smooth supply of electricity is being ensured to the CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) projects in FESCO (Faisalabad Electric Supply Company) region under the vision of Prime Minister and special directive of the FESCO BOD, said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) FESCO Engineer Bashir Ahmed. “FESCO is taking steps on war-footing for quality service in CPEC projects at Value Addition City, M-3 Industrial City, Allama Iqbal Industrial City and Bhalwal Industrial state”, he said and added that two newly completed 132-KV grid stations at Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development & Management Company (FIEDMC) have been energized and now 70-megawatt of additional load is available at these grid stations. He said that a new grid station is under construction at Allama Iqbal Industrial city while a tender has been floated for the construction of 132-KV transmission line from 220-KV Bandala grid station to FIEDMC. “This project would be completed in the period of one year”, he said and added that 116-megawatt load in short term while 170 megawatt in medium term had been approved for FIEMDC while 116 megawatts load has also been approved for the consumers. CEO Engineer Bashir Ahmed disclosed that commissioning of 220-KV Lalian would be held this year, which would provide relief to the transmission lines from Liberty to Nishatabad and Liberty to Chiniot road. He said that the FESCO would be able to transmit 300-megawatt load to FIEDMC through the Gatti-Nishatabad line, which would help to provide uninterrupted power supply to the FIEDMC industrial zones. Bashir Ahmed said that FESCO is ready to approve 170 megawatts additional load for FIEDMC and is in position to install new industrial connections on priority basis. He said that industrial consumers are FESCO's top priority as the role of the industrial sector is imperative to give a quantum jump to the economic activities. He said that FESCO is striving hard to facilitate its industrial, agriculture and commercial consumers through consumer friendly policies.

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-04-02-2022

The procurement process in line with the vision of the FESCO Board of Directors (BOD) is continuing despite corona and fluctuation in the valuation of dollars, said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Engr. Bashir Ahmed. He said that pending industrial, commercial, domestic and agriculture connections are being installed on priority basis and all defective meters would also be replaced till the end of this month. He further said that despite a comprehensive plan from FESCO (BOD), FESCO was facing problems for purchase of new material due to corona pandemic, devaluation of the dollar and lack of interest from the vendors but FESCO continued the tendering process. By the grace of Allah and sustainable efforts of FESCO administration now sufficient material is available at FESCO stores, he added. He said that 963 distribution transformers, 103000 single phase electricity meters, 675 Kilometer PVC cable, 18855 Kilometer Rabbit, Dog, Osprey and Ant conductors and 4310 structure & poles are presently available at FESCO regional store and after the availability of all material FESCO is installing different sorts of electricity connection on war footing. He said that FESCO has also escalated the electrification of new villages under the SAP program. Similarly, procurement worth 3829 million is in progress for the GSC & GSO Department of Project Management Unit (PMU) while 6 power transformers of 31/40 MVA, 12 power transformers of 20/26 MVA, 590 Towers, 750 Kilometers rail conductor, other cables and safety equipment have already purchased. He disclosed that due to comprehensive and systematic planning, FESCO would not face material shortage in the coming years while replacement of the two-phase transformers under annual maintenance program, up-gradation of grid stations and work on different LT and HT proposals would be completed till end of March. He said that the Customer Services Department has also upgraded to facilitate the   FESCO consumers. 

FESCO PRESS RELEASE:-02-02-2022

Completion of 500KV Faisalabad West Grid Station project will ensure uninterrupted electricity to the sustained industrial, commercial and agriculture consumers, said Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO). He said that this project would not only give relief to the existing 14 grid stations and transmission lines but also help FESCO to end the forced load shedding in the area. He said that it would also help FESCO to give new electricity connection to the China Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) related industrial projects. This project will also play an instrumental role in overcoming the line losses and generating the maximum revenue. He said that Jhang city, Toba, Khewa, Garh Mahraja, Ahmed Pur Sial, Nia Lahore, Gojra, Samundari, Haveli Bahadar Shah were facing chronic problems of low voltage, which would be resolved with the generating of this grid station. He said that the 220KV Toba grid station was facing issues of low voltage while the 500-KV Gatti grid station was experiencing the overloading problem. He said that the 500-KV west Faisalabad grid station resolved all these problems and 19 thousand tube wells in this area would get quality service from FESCO. Meanwhile, Chairman FESCO Board of Directors (BOD) Syed Husnain Haider and other board members have sanctioned Rs.310 million for re-conducting of 132-KV double circuit Samundari road to Gojra transmission. Permission has also been granted for the emergency purchase of material with estimated cost of Rs.180 million for 132-KV double circuit transmission line from 500-KV Faisalabad west to Nia Lahore and Gojra. The Board of Directors (BOD) is taking keen interest in the early completion of these transmission lines so that FESCO could ensure smooth power supply during the upcoming hot season. He disclosed that completion of 500-KV Faisalabad west grid station would pave the way to get 450 Megawatt of electricity before the start of summer season; on the other hand, it will help FESCO to expedite the process of issuing new industrial and commercial connections in these particular areas. It will also ensure sufficient electricity supply to the industrial consumers of Gatti and Nishtabad. One power transformer of 250MVA has been energized with an estimated cost of Rs.9.4 billion while 2 transformers of 750MVA and 3 transformers of 250MVA would also be installed to give much needed relief to the consumers before summer season and particularly during the Holy month of Ramdan. He further said that operation of the 500KV Faisalabad west grid station would also help FESCO to bring much needed sustainability in its transmission system. 

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