Pakistan, India discuss electricity trade

Both delegations decided to hold next round of talks in New Delhi in October.

Ppi August 02, 2012

ISLAMABAD: A group of Pakistani and Indian experts joined heads for a second meeting to figure out the elusive trade of electricity between Pakistan and India in Islamabad on Thursday.

Both sides discussed proposals for electricity trade and establishment of a HVDC link to transfer 500 megawatts.

The six member Indian delegation was headed by Joint Secretary (Transmission), Ministry of Power while  the Pakistan group was led by Joint Secretary Ministry of Water and Power.

The meeting, held in a cordial atmosphere discussed that power lines will connect a grid station in India to a grid station in Pakistan while further discussions with National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited (NTDCL) will be held in Lahore on Friday.

The delegation also called upon Secretary Ministry of Water and Power to further discuss the matters of trade.

Both sides decided to hold the next round of discussions in New Delhi in October 2012.

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