KARACHI: The city would obtain an extra 450 megawatts of power this summer season as the National Transmission and also Dispatch Company (NTDC) has finished upgrade of 130km-long 220-kilowatt double-circuit transmission line between Jamshoro and also KDA Scheme-33 of Karachi, a main announcement claimed on Saturday.
Federal Priest for Power, Oil and also Natural Resources Omar Ayub Khan required to Twitter to share the “achievement” calling it “good news for Karachi for coming summertime” as well as offered debt to the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government.
The advancement, he said, would certainly make collectively 1,100 MW available to Karachiites in the coming close to summertime season.
” Alhamdulliah another accomplishment of PTI Govt as well as good information for Karachi for coming summertime to get extra 450MW as NTDC has finished the rehabilitation/upgradation of the existing 220 kV double circuit transmission line (130 kilometres long) from Jamshoro to KDA-33 via 132 kV network,” he tweeted.
” Hence, a maximum of 1,100 MW power supply will be readily available from 500 kV & 220 kV network along with 150MW from wind generation during summer season from nationwide grid for KE which shall substantially boost power supply placement for the city of Karachi. The committed as well as coordinated efforts of NTDC and also KE teams are extremely appreciated in accomplishing this milestone in a timely way. This has actually been done by the federal government to individuals of Karachi for the summertime season, especially before the divine month of Ramzan.”
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) earlier this month approved a tripartite power purchase arrangement (TPPA) among K-Electric, NTDC as well as Central Power Acquisition Agency (CPPA) for 150MW added power supply to Karachi from the nationwide grid. Under the TPPA, power generation of 50MW each from wind power plants of Tenaga, Breeze as well as Hydro China Dawood will be provided to KE through the national grid.
The Economic Control Committee (ECC) of the Closet had already authorized the additional 150MW power supply to Karachi. The ECC had “made a decision that this plan is totally separate and would certainly have no nexus whatsoever to the existing arrangement for supply of 650MW by NTDC to KE”.
Nepra had additionally provisionally removed the arrangement based on a clear system for therapy of non-project missed quantities (NPMV). Nevertheless, KE later reported to the regulatory authority that thorough approach for NPMV allocation either to the Karachi-based power utility or the NTDC network would be concurred independently as part of operating procedures to be developed by an operating board as needed under the TPPA. The regulator claimed that based upon KE’s revised application it had now accorded ‘final authorization’ to the TPPA.
“The in-depth methodology for NPMV appropriation as well as repayment mechanism will be concurred individually in between K-Electric, CPPA and NTDC as a part of running treatments to be developed by the operating committee under provision 2.4 of TPPA,” Nepra stated, routing the three celebrations to settle it at the earliest.
The experts, nevertheless, are cautious that the fresh advancements and plans could not deal with Karachi’s power dilemma in the summer season as a result of non-resolution of concerns connecting to sustain supply arrangements and additional power need arising out of diversion of natural gas from industrial hostage power plants as part of the federal government’s decision to enhance power usage.