NEPRA to investigate countrywide power outage

NEPRA to investigate countrywide power outage

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has decided to conduct an investigation into the countrywide power outage on Saturday night through private sector engineering experts.

In a statement, Nepra said it had taken serious notice of the recent nationwide power blackout and “decided to constitute a high-powered committee of top professionals from Nepra and renowned protection engineers from the private sector to ascertain the reasons and facts about this incident”.

It said the committee would also be required to give recommendations to avoid such incidents in future.

Earlier, the National Transmission & Despatch Company has constituted a four-member committee to ascertain the reasons behind the cascading blackout throughout the country.