K-Electric announces increased load shedding in Karachi
Despite more than 1,200 deaths in Karachi due to excessive load shedding and heat, K-Electric has announced that it’ll further increase load shedding. Karachi’s only electric supplier further said that load-shedding will also be conducted in areas which were exempt from load shedding. Unable to meet the electricity demands,... Read more
Russia to build LNG pipeline from Karachi to Lahore
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be travelling to Moscow on 9th July to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, SCO, summit and also to sign a $2 billion energy deal with Russia. The deal will enable Russia to export Liquefied Natural Gas, LNG, to Pakistan, and build a LNG pipeline... Read more
So far Rs 48 billion have been spent on K2 and K3 nuclear power plants
K2 and K3 nuclear power plants which are being built at Paradise point in Karachi have so far cost Rs 48 billion. The total cost of the project is estimated to be around $9.5 billion with $6.5 billion being funded through foreign loans. The two plants will generate 2,117... Read more
Work on Quaid e Azam solar park to be speeded up
In a meeting held between Government of Punjab and Zonergy, Chinese energy company, it was decided that Zonergy would speed up the work on solar projects in Pakistan. Zonergy is building solar plant in the Quaid e Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur. It is working under the China-Pakistan Economic... Read more
Power rate reduced by Rs 1.86 per unit
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Nepra, has approved the request for reducing the power tariff at a public hearing. The Central Power Purchasing Agency, CPPA, had submitted a petition for tariff reduction of Rs 2.62 per unit, but Nepra approved only Rs 1.86 per unit, withholding 76 paisa... Read more
Committee formed to report on Karachi deaths
A Senate Committee has been formed to investigate the load shedding effects on Karachi and submit a report to the upper house of parliament. K-Electric, the main provider of electricity in Karachi, resorted to 20+ hours of load-shedding during the first two days of Ramadan. The load shedding plus... Read more
Wind power project tariff reduced by 20 percent
National Electric Power Regulatory Authority, Nepra, has reduced the tariff on wind projects by 20 percent. At the moment the tariff is Rs 13.20, and the revised tariff will be Rs 10.60. The tariff was revised after the Sindh government had protested against the ban imposed by the national... Read more
Prime Minister considering imposing Energy Emergency
With the government’s failure to end load shedding and recent deaths in Karachi due to heat and excessive load-shedding, the prime minister is considering imposing Energy Emergency in the country. During Thursday’s Cabinet Committee on Energy, both Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif agreed on imposing energy emergency. They were, however,... Read more
WAPDA workers union protest against privatization
All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers Union, CBA, held a rally on Wednesday in Hyderabad against the government’s plan of privatization and unsafe working conditions. CBA’s president, Abdul Latif Nizamani, claimed that Wapda’s transmission system is obsolete and can’t withstand the load. He said the system can only produce... Read more
Government not to pay Rental Power Plants capacity charges
The government will not pay Rental Power Plants, RPPs, capacity charges even though it was initially agreed to be paid. The Rental Power Plants were set up by the previous government, and the agreement was marred by corruption scandal. During the previous government’s tenure, the rental power plant deal... Read more