Energy crisis: USAID launches training program for power sector employees

Monday, January 9th, 2012 2:30:13 by


LAHORE: Rasul Khan Mahsud, Manager Director of National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) appreciated US Agency for International Development (USAID) for its efforts in the energy sector.

Mahsud was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of a training program initiated by USAID, held at the Power Planning Department of NTDC.

The Energy Policy Project (EPP) of USAID has launched this training program on Power System Analysis (PSS/E) software for engineers working for power transmission companies NTDC and National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK), and various other power distribution companies.

According to the NDTC spokesperson, USAID energy sector projects, including EPP, in Pakistan are a part of US government’s commitment to support the government of Pakistan in increasing power generation, improving energy transmission, fuel supply infrastructure and policy reform.

“To overcome the energy crisis, it is necessary to enhance the capacity of existing setup and to bridge the gap between power supply and demand by launching new power projects,” Mahsud added.

The training program comprises of a “Beginners Level” course for newly recruited/junior engineers and a 3-week “Advanced Level” course for experienced/senior engineers.

“Upon completion of the training, the participants will have a deeper understanding of the power system analysis and ways to resolve the problems of the present and future transmission network,” Mahsud said.

The NTDC MD further said that the training will help participants analyse the energy related issues and to come up with solutions for hurdles like overloading of transmission lines and transformers and low voltage profile.

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