Energy resource: ‘Chashma to join grid by 2016-17’

The generation of electricity will start after the completion of C-3 and C-4


APP December 16, 2013

ISLAMABAD: In an effort to resolve the energy crisis of the country, officials announced that the Chashma Nuclear Power Project Unit-III(C-3) will be connected to the National Grid in 2016 followed by the Chashma Nuclear Power Project Unit-IV (C-4) in 2017. The generation of electricity will start after the completion of C-3 and C-4, initiated in 2010 and scheduled to be completed in 91 months. Construction of these power plants will help to meet the target of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) for generating 8800 megawatts by the year 2030 through nuclear power reactors. Chashma Nuclear Power Plant’s reactors and other facilities are being built and operated by the PAEC with Chinese support. In November 2006, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approved an agreement with the PAEC for new nuclear power plants to be built in the country with Chinese assistance.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 17th, 2013.

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Muslim Leaguer | 7 years ago | Reply

It is heartening to see optimistic news about Pakistan. The governments of dictator Musharraf and NRO-beneficiary Zardari did nothing to address the electricity shortage in Pakistan. They deliberately tried to create a shortage of electricity in Pakistan so as to justify huge kickbacks. No work on any dam was started to pave way for kickbacks in rental power plants. The Rental Power Policy was introduced on 16.08.2006 and opened the floodgate of Corruption until it was stopped by the Supreme Court http://www.supremecourt.gov.pk/web/userfiles/File/HRC7734-G1003-GOF2009[AllegedCorruptionInRentalPowerPlants].pdf Now the real projects including Neelum-Jhelum Hydrpower, Nandipur Power, Jinnah Solar Park and Chashma Nuclear Power are being initiated to address the long term solution. Long Live Pakistan!

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