Energy Week 2020 concluded at National Electric Power Regulatory Authority in Islamabad today.
Speaking on the occasion, Member NEPRA Rafique Ahmed Sheikh said distribution sector is the last step in the supply chain of electricity and given its terminal nature, the overall financial health of the power sector greatly depends on efficient distribution.
He highlighted the issues and challenges of high distribution losses, low recovery, distribution system constraints, inefficient service provision, low outreach to the new clusters of consumers, lackluster expansion of networks and the fact that the financial mismanagement still plague the distribution sector.
The Distribution session was attended by representatives of various power utilities, industries and organizations.
The distribution session also concluded with the resolve to ensure provision of affordable electricity to the consumers, eliminating inefficiencies in the system, introduction of competition through supplier regime, Competitive Trading Bilateral Contract Market and wheeling and net metering arrangements.