In a major move, Power Division has decided to shut down commercial feeders from 7-10pm across the country in order to conserve energy amid soaring oil prices, it emerged on Thursday.
According to sources, the division took the decision to save electricity as part of the government’s plan to save fuel costs.
The source said that the Ministry of Energy has prepared a summary in this regard to seek the cabinet’s approval.
As per the details, the commercial feeders will not face loadsheding during daytime which would save approximately 5,000MW, the sources added.
“The supply will also be suspended to tube well feeders from 7pm to 11pm which will save 3,000MW electricity,” they said.
The Power Division will approach the cabinet and the prime minister to get approval for these measures which were prepared after shopkeepers refused to close markets early.