ISLAMABAd - To reduce unannounced loadshedding, the Power Distribution Control Centre (PDCC) was inaugurated at the Islamabad Electric Supply Company on Thursday.According to a press release from US Embassy, The PDCC built with assistance from USAID will enable the IESCO to monitor the flow of power in real time. It will also allow technicians to reduce unplanned loadshedding in the region. The project was inaugurated by US support of Pakistan’s energy sector, Nancy Estes, Acting Mission Director for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and Yousaf Awan, Chief Executive Officer of the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO). “This control centre will enable IESCO to monitor the electrical power flow throughout the region by interpreting and displaying data from more than 1,000 meters installed throughout each of their 79 grid stations,” it added. According to the press release, the PDCC is part of the National Power Control Centre (NPCC), which received similar USAID assistance to address energy shortages on the national level. By installing over 9,000 smart meters in 741 grid stations in all ten government owned distribution companies.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 04-Apr-2014 here.