Off to the American discos!


In order to strengthen the planning and engineering function at DISCOs, a team of senior planning and engineering officials from Pakistan’s power distribution companies (DISCOs) will visit several well-run power utilities in the United States from September 14-22. “The U.S. government is committed to helping the Government of Pakistan improve its power distribution system,” said Jock Conly, Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission to Pakistan. “Planners and engineers who experience well-run utilities in the United States firsthand, return to Pakistan with practical ideas to improve DISCO operations, reduce losses and, ultimately, to make sure consumers have a more reliable supply of power.” The team will visit power utilities in Cincinnati, Ohio, and New Haven, Connecticut. This is the fifth study tour for DISCO officials organized by USAID under its Power Distribution Program.