Some Karachi areas experience another night of blackout
On Tuesday night, a broken conductor at Bin Qasim power plant plunged parts of Sindh and Baluchistan into darkness. Whole of Karachi was without power for more than 7 hours. On Wednesday night, a transformer tripped causing 12 stations to fail. Many areas of the city were without power.... Read more
Tripping causes prolonged blackout in Karachi
Karachi faced another night of blackout on Tuesday, when a 220 kilovolt power line at Bin Qasim power plant tripped. This led to tripping of two other power plants, which resulted in total darkness for some areas of Sindh and Baluchistan. A broken conductor at the Bin Qasim power... Read more
Plans to privatize Neelum Jhelum hydropower project rejected
During a meeting held between WAPDA, Neelum Jhelum Project Company, Ministry of Finance, and other concerned parties, the idea of privatizing the Neelum Jhelum hydropower project was rejected. Ishaq Dar, the finance minister, rejected the proposal citing valuation and financing issues would arise. The cost of the project has... Read more
Work hasn’t started at two Sukkur hydro-power plants
Two hydro-power plants foundation were laid in Sukkur on 5th January 2015 by Asif Ali Zardari, and were supposed to be completed in 20 months. Yet no work has started on them.  The Sindh government who is overseeing the development of these plants hasn’t allocated any funds for the... Read more
KPK government working on 365 power projects
Imran Khan while inaugurating the Koto hydropower station in lower Dir said that his government in KPK is working on 365 power projects in the province that will help reduce load shedding. The Koto hydropower station will generate 40 megawatts of electricity and will be completed in four years’... Read more
Loan stopped for the Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project
Work on the Neelum Jhelum hydropower project has slowed down as lenders have refused to give loan for the project. The hydropower plant is being set up in Azad Jammu Kashmir with some financing done through loan from the Islamic Development Bank, Kuwait Fund for Development, Saudi Fund for... Read more
Complete Guide to Buying Fans in Pakistan
Having to deal with frequent and long load shedding? Learn to beat the summer heat with just the right fan that can work on UPS during power outages. Read this article to learn about the best and most energy efficient fans that help reduce electricity bills. There are many... Read more
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
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