Electricity supply resumes in Karachi in some areas
High levels of humidity caused a transmission line to trip around 5 am. This resulted in 90% of Karachi without electricity. Electricity was partially restored for some areas of Karachi at night. Read more
70 percent of country without electricity
Almost 70 percent of Pakistan was without electricity on Friday 15th January. A transmission line in Punjab’s Muzaffargarh district tripped around 9:30 am which resulted in power loss across Punjab, Kashmir, KPK, and Baluchistan. 15 other power stations in close proximity to the Muzaffargarh transmission line were shut down... Read more
Tajikistan will export 1000 MW hydel electricity in 2018
Tajikistan under the Central Asia South Asia project, CASA-1000, would start exporting 1000 megawatts of electricity to Pakistan in 2018. A 750 km transmission line is being installed and it’ll be ready by 2018. In accordance with CASA-1000, Kyrgyzstan would also start exporting 300 megawatts of electricity. The cost... Read more
Iran can export more electricity to Pakistan
Iran, which supplies electricity to Pakistan’s coastal region of Makran, has offered to export more electricity. Currently it is supplying only 74 megawatt of electricity which will be increased to 100 megawatt in January. There are more electrical projects being considered between the two countries which could result in... Read more
No corruption found in Nandipur Power Project
Khawaja Asif, Minister of Power and Water, addressing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Water and Power said that the Nandipur Power Project inquiry didn’t find any corruption in the project, but it was the incompetence of the government engineers and delay by law ministry that delayed completion of... Read more
Pakistan and Turkmenistan negotiating on another project
Pakistan and Turkmenistan are negotiating another gas project that will pass through Afghanistan and will end in Gwadar port. After the TAPI pipeline, this is the second gas project being collaborated with Turkmenistan. At the Gwadar port, a LNG regasification plant will be set up which will convert the... Read more
Pakistan and China sign agreement for financing power plant in Sindh
Pakistan and China have signed an agreement for financing a coal power plant in Tharparkar, Sindh. The 660 megawatt coal plant and a 3.8 million ton coal mining project will be financed for $1.5 billion. According to the loan agreement, local banks will be financing Rs52 billion for the... Read more
Gas load shedding to continue till end of January
Shahid Abbasi, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, has said that gas load shedding will continue till the end of January. Many areas in Punjab and KPK are facing gas loadshedding due to excessive demand. As a result there is a shortfall of 200-250 million cubic feet of gas... Read more
Ownership Costs of Solar System versus Generator versus UPS
The government has started many different projects to end load shedding. However, due to financial constraints or unavailability of equipment, the projects have been delayed with their completion date being pushed further and further. The government has acknowledged that these projects won’t be completed anytime soon and load shedding... Read more
First phase of Quaid e Azam Solar Park complete
The first phase of the Quaid e Azam Solar Power Park located in Cholistan Desert Punjab is complete. There are 400,000 solar panels installed in the park which are spread over 200 hectares of land. The solar park is being made in collaboration with the Chinese government, and the... Read more