After the successful energization of 130km-long 220 KV double circuit transmission line from Jamshoro to KDA-33 the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) has given its consent for the additional supply of electricity to Karachi Electric (KE) for summers 2021 and 2022.
The government has committed to KE that it would provide 1400MW additional power to KE by 2022, of which 450MW will be ensured in the first phase. Last year due to the lack of proper transmission mechanism many power plants including wind plants had been put on curtailment because the electricity generated could not be transmitted.
For the supply of additional electricity to KE a few reservations had been expressed by NTDC. In this regard the NTDC has suggested the following changes in the draft PPAA: (i) an alternate definition of term ‘invoice’ compliant with the code, has been suggested which is as follows: “invoice” means the bill issued by CPPA-G to K-Electric, during the billing month, (a) on account of UoSC based on data/information furnished by NTDC to K-Electric and (b) Market Operator fee in the prescribed format; and (ii) the words in bracket “(to NTDC through CPPA-G)” in Section 6.2.1 may be deleted. Furthermore, the definition of term ‘contracted products’ under section 1.1 contains the text ‘base load nature’ may be replaced with ‘firm and on pro-rata basis’.