Coal-fired: PAEC seeks licence for 50MW power plant

By APP
Published: September 8, 2017
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PHOTO: REUTERS

PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has submitted an application to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) seeking power generation licence for its 50-megawatt coal-fired power plant at KCP Complex Jauharabad (Khushab).

Sources told APP that PAEC had planned to set up an indigenous coal-based generation facility/thermal power plant to meet electricity requirement of the KCP complex. Total installed capacity of the plant will be 50MW and two units of 25MW each will be installed. Local sub-bituminous coal will be used as primary fuel while imported sub-bituminous coal will be utilised as an alternative.

The expected commercial operation date of the project is December 2017 while useful life of the generation facility will be 30 years.

The electric power from the coal-based generation facility will be transmitted to the load centre of Fesco.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 8th, 2017.

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