Karachi To Receive Additional 450 MW Of Electricity In Summers

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

27th Mar, 2021. 05:45 pm
Karachi extra 450 MW electricity in Summers

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The federal government has on Saturday (today) announced an additional 450 Megawatt (MW) of electricity for the people of Karachi in Summers this year.

An official announcement by the Ministry of Energy on Twitter said that Karachi to get Addtional 450 MW this summer as NTDC has completed the rehabilitation/upgradation of the existing 220 kV double circuit transmission line (130 km long) from Jamshoro to KDA-33.

The said 130km 220 kV Jamshoro to KDA-33 transmission line is expected to be energized on or before 31st March 2021.

The completion of this transmission infrastructure shall result in the increase power supply of 450 MW from national grid to the KE power network during summers when load demand is high.

Consequently, it shall result in reduction of load shedding in Karachi by the same amount. This increase in power supply from national grid to KE is in addition to the existing supply arrangement comprising of 650 MW from the 500 kV & 220 kV network and 150 wind power through 132 kV network.

Furthermore, the ministry also said that a maximum of 1100 MW power supply shall be available from 500 kV and 220 kV network in addition to 150 MW from wind generation during summer months from national grid for K-Electric which shall significantly improve power supply position for the city of Karachi.

The dedicated and coordinated efforts of NTDC and KE teams are highly appreciated in achieving this milestone in a timely manner, added the ministry.

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