USAID starts training for engineers


STAFF REPORT ISB: As part of its support to the energy sector in Pakistan, the USAIDs Energy Policy Programme has launched a capacity-building initiative for engineers to provide training, facility assessments, maintenance and plant outage support for state-owned thermal power plants.

According to details, as many as 60 engineers from Muzaffargarh, Guddu, and Jamshoro thermal power plants will undergo training in power plant management. “The goal of the training is to establish best operational practices and modern management techniques at the power generation companies (GENCOs),” said Talha Javed, Energy Policy Programmes Deputy Chief of Party in a statement.

Ongoing USAID funded rehabilitation at the thermal power plants has successfully restored 770 megawatts to the generation capacity, sufficient electricity to meet the needs of 7.1 million people.

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