KE getting 200MW more from national grid to fulfill the peak demand

Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar in his statement has said that the federal government has enhanced additional electricity supply to Karachi Electric (KE) by exceeding to the already available quota of 350MW. KE faced a shortfall of up to 200MW from 12 midnight to 4am with demand peaking to around 3400-3500MW. To meet the requirement, the power utility requested the federal government to supply an additional power of 200MW for two to three years till the newly established RLNG plant starts generation. He peened down his statement in a tweet after his meeting with Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail, Secretary Power, Secretary Finance and CEO KE. Since the point of fluctuation between KE and the federal government is the payment mechanism of additional power, the new Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) predictable to be signed in the next 10 to 15 days.  But, presently, the government is supplying 1200MW to KE from the national grid (650MW+350+200MW).  Moreover, Power Division has also begun the supply of additional 200MW electricity from Wednesday night after an agreement in principle on payment between the parties.