Wind power plants providing additional 150MW to KE

The federal government has initiated the supply of additional 150MW to K-Electric from the national grid. The additional power is being generated through 3 wind power plants namely Zephyr, Tenaga and Dawood Hydro China, 50 MW each at 132 KV voltage. These wind power plants are located in the wind corridor of Gharo Sindh.

After the Sale Purchase Agreement (SPA) between KE and Tapal Energy (Private) Limited (TEPL) for supply of 126 MW electricity expired, there were doubts of possible shortfall for the costumers of K-Electric. In view of the situation Power Division engaged with CPPA-G, NTDC, NPCC and K-Electric to evaluate and explore feasibility of any additional power supply to KE through national grid. After long deliberations, it was concurred that power supply of 150 MW is technically feasible from wind power plants.

Minister for Power Omar Ayub on June 19, 2019 stated that Ministry of Power will support the provision of electricity to K-Electric customers. The contract issues between KE & Tapal will not affect the supply of power to Karachi residents.