NSCL to get 40MW from K-Electric via 132kV transmission line

Provincial Energy Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah announced that K-Electric will provide 40MW of electricity to National Steel Complex Limited (NSCL) through a 132 kV transmission line facilitated by the Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company (STDC).

This announcement was made during a signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between STDC, K-Electric, and NSCL at the Sindh Energy Department office on Wednesday. The event was also attended by Minister of Local Government Saeed Ghani.

The Energy Minister detailed the project, which includes constructing a 132 kV transmission line from the K-Electric Pipri Grid Station to NSCL to meet its 40MW power load requirement at Port Qasim, Karachi. The MoU was signed by CEO STDC Mohammad Salim Shaikh, CEO NSCL Zaigham Adil Rizvi, and CEO K-Electric Limited Moonis Abdullah Alvi.

n June 13, 2024, STDC and GO Energy signed an MoU in collaboration with the Department of Alternative Energy and the Department of Irrigation for Pakistan’s first 500 MW floating solar power project. This project will involve laying a 220 kV transmission line from the Kinjhar Lake Power Project to K-Electric Dhabeji Grid Station in Karachi, expected to be completed by the end of 2026.

STDC, the first Provincial Grid Company (PGC) license holder, is mandated to develop electric power transmission infrastructure of 132 kV and above. Sindh Energy Secretary Musaddiq Ahmed Khan was also present at the event.