The basic tasks performed by the operation directorate are:
Operation and maintenance of distribution system
Operation and maintenance of sub-transmission and grid systems
The Operation Directorate is functioning under Chief Engineer / Operation Director.
The Directorate consists of the following departments:
O&M (T&Gs) DEPARTMENT
The Operation & Maintenance (Transmission and Grid Stations) - O&M (T&Gs) department headed by a Senior Manager is responsible for the electrical network at 132KV and 66KV and has under its purview 57 Nos. 132KV G.S.S. of 2500 MVA capacity with T/Line of 1920 KM, 32 Nos. 66KV G.S.S. of 535 MVA capacity with T/Line of 1370 KM & 5Nos. 33KV G.S.S. of 25MVA capacity with T/Line of 240 KM. The department carries out its functions in the field through the Manager (Operation) - SE (GSO) by issuing guidelines, schedules and authorization for the preventive works and emergency maintenance programmes, and carries out frequent inspection to ensure compliance by the field organization.
At H/Q Director G.S.O. monitors all activities of the O&M (T&G).
O&M (DIST) DEPARTMENT
In all six Operation Circles, the Operation & Maintenance (Distribution) department headed by a Senior Manager, is responsible for the electrical system covering all 11 KV and 400V Distribution System. The system consists of 561 feeders totaling 27411 Kms of 11 KV and 36,804 Kms of LT Lines and 30,663 distribution transformers. Policy guidelines, schedules and authorization for maintenance of feeders are issued to the 6 operating circles in the field headed by the Superintending Engineers. The O & M department also has a civil engineering division headed by an Executive Engineer for the design, construction and maintenance of all the PESCO buildings, that also works under this department. At the HQ, Directorate GSO and Directorate (CM&O), co-ordinate with field formations for the execution of works/shutdown and Load Management.
TECHNICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
The Technical Services Department carries out the testing, calibration and repair of all the energy meters, and also the installation of the maximum demand meters. It is headed by 02 managers who have 03 distribution circles each as their areas of responsibility.
R.C.C. / LOAD MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
The Power Distribution Control Department headed by an Executive Engineer has been set up to monitor the entire electrical network of PESCO round the clock. Information about the supply breakdowns, major equipment damages and occurrences of importance are received through telephone and fax from the field and is transmitted to the highest level in PESCO and WAPDA, and then instructions are passed for situation management.
The Safety Department headed by a Deputy Manager ensures that the system is operated in compliance with the statutory provisions regarding safety for the employees and the public. Frequent inspections are carried out and safety parades by the employees are held to ensure that working practices are safe and the employees are adequately trained in safety measures. Every accident occurring to an employee, member of public or animal is investigated meticulously and lessons learnt and disseminated.
In order to update the assets information and to monitor the efficacy of its operation, maintenance and safety policies and programmes related to the entire PESCO electrical network, the following returns are prepared and issued.