Karachi to get 450MW more electricity

The National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) has completed upgrade of 130km-long 220-kilowatt double-circuit transmission line between Jamshoro and KDA Scheme-33 of Karachi. This was announced by Minister of Power Division Omar Ayub Khan.

Due to the upgrade of this transmission line this year Karachi would get an additional 450 megawatts of electricity in the summer season when the demand is at all-time high.

Moreover this extra supply of electricity will also help reduce load shedding in Karachi. This increase in power supply from the national power grid to KE is a supplement to the existing supply scheme consisting of 650 MW from the 500 kV and 220 kV grid and 150 wind power through 132 kV grid.

A maximum of 1100 MW power supply now be available from 500 kV and 220 kV network, in addition to 150 MW from wind generation during the summer months from the national network for KE.

Earlier this month the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) approved a tripartite power purchase agreement (TPPA) among K-Electric, NTDC and Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA) for 150MW additional power supply to Karachi from the national grid. Under the TPPA, power generation of 50MW each from wind power plants of Tenaga, Zephyr and Hydro China Dawood will be supplied to KE through the national grid.