Sindh: Government to set up grid company to improve supply

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

09th Aug, 2019. 06:40 pm
NEPRA Seeks Clarification From Power Companies On Load Shedding

The Sindh government has decided to set up its own company for the transmission of electricity in the province.

It has been stated that NEPRA has decided to hold a public hearing at the request of the provincial government.

After a public hearing on September 4, the final decision regarding the licensing of the provincial company will take place.

NEPRA received comments regarding the issuance of licenses from six organizations.

Engro Energy Limited, Energy Department Government of Sindh, Central Power Purchasing Agency, Franklin Law Firm, Ministry of Energy Wing, Ministry of Planning and NTDC voted on which NEPRA also called on representatives of the concerned agencies in a public hearing.

According to the request, the Kati Bandar Gharu Jhumpir Wind Corridor has a capacity of 50,000 MW.

But the Zimpir corridor is not being utilized due to lack of proper transmission facilities.

The petition states that the government will set up a transmission network in Sindh Wind Corridor for which the Sindh government has allocated funds for feasibility studies, business models and grid studies.

The provincial company will set up 132 kV and 220 kV grid stations from the wind corridor.

The government of Sindh has sanctioned Rs50 million for conducting a feasibility study for the development of an initial business model and carrying out interconnection and grid studies.

The lack of a viable transmission system remains one of the major obstacles in the way of electricity supply round the clock.

In many parts of the province and nationwide since Pakistan now has surplus power production capacity.

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