Bhikki power plant starts generation on trial basis

Government of Pakistan in the third quarter of November has officially announced that Bhikki power plant located in Sheikhupura started generating energy on trial basis.

In a statement, Water and Power Ministry has said that the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) based power plant is capable of generating electricity of up to 1200 megawatts.
The government sources claims that the LNG-based Bhikki power project will save Rs 175 billion to the national exchequer. The project will add 750 megawatt of power by March 2017 and will reach to its full capacity of 1200 megawatt by December 2017.

The government of Pakistan is trying to overcome the crippling energy crisis in the country that has hit hard the national economy. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced to get rid of the power load shedding in Pakistan by year 2018.

The power ministry has also stated that the work on transmission lines along with power plants is ongoing at a rapid pace.