220kV grid Station located at New Port Qasim has become operational. K-Electric’s Chief Generation & Transmission Officer, Dale Sinkler energized the grid station in the mid of March 2020. This is now the 10th 220 kV grid station in K-Electric’s (KE) fleet. This follows the recent construction and operationalization of the 220 kV Surjani & 132kV Gulshan grid stations under the USD 460 Million TP-1000 transmission enhancement Project.
This is another milestone in an on-going stream of investments of over USD2.4 billion undertaken by K-Electric since 2009 across the electricity value-chain. The constant up-gradation of its transmission network would help meet the growing load demand of the city
The USD460 million, TP-1000 project was initiated at the end of 2015 in collaboration with Siemens Germany/Pakistan and will enable K-Electric to transmit additional 800 MW through seven new grid stations. The Project comprises of a new 220kV and 132kV network, an expansion plan for 21 existing grid stations and a Disaster Recovery Centre for emergencies. Six of the grid stations have already been energized in Federal A and Federal B area, Surjani, North Karachi, Liaquatabad and Valika while 27 power transformers have upgraded the grid stations in KDA, Defence, Gharo, Surjani, Jacobline, Landhi, Orangi, Jauhar, Malir, Old Town & Hub.