Karachi to get additional 450MW from national grid in summer

NTDC has completed up-gradation of 220kV double circuit transmission line from Jamshoro to KDA-33, says power minister


APP March 27, 2021
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ISLAMABAD:

Federal Minister for Power, Petroleum and Natural Resources Omar Ayub Khan has said that National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) has completed the up-gradation of 220kV double circuit transmission line from Jamshoro to KDA-33.

“Alhamdulliah another achievement of PTI government and a good news for Karachi [as it would] get additional 450MW [of electricity] this summer as NTDC has completed the rehabilitation/up-gradation of the existing 220 kV double circuit transmission line (130 km long) from Jamshoro to KDA-33,” he wrote on his official Twitter handle on Saturday.

 

He said that the transmission line is expected to become operational on or before March 31, 2021, and would help K-Electric manage the load during the summer months when the demand is high.

Omar said that the achievement would result in reduction of load-shedding in Karachi. "This increase in power supply from the national grid to KE is in addition to the existing supply arrangement comprising of 650MW from the 500 kV & 220 kV network and 150 wind power through 132 kV network. Thus, a maximum of 1100MW power supply shall be available during summer months from the national grid for KE which shall significantly improve power supply situation for the city," he added.

The minister said that the dedicated and coordinated efforts of the NTDC and KE teams are highly appreciated in achieving this milestone in a timely manner. "This has been done by the federal government to the people of Karachi for the summer season, especially before the holy month of Ramazan," he further said.

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