In a first, Pakistan to export 1000 MW electricity to Central Asian State

In a first, Pakistan to export 1000 MW electricity to Central Asian State
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ISLAMABAD - In a first Pakistan has decided to export electricity to the Central Asian State.

As per media report, Pakistan to export electricity to Tajikistan in winter season through CASA-1000 project as in the power purchase agreement (PPA).

Under the agreement, the official said, once the CASA-1000 project is completed, Pakistan will import 1,000MW electricity from Tajikistan at 9 cents per unit in summer season for 5 months from May to September, but now authorities in Islamabad have made up their mind to export 1,000MW electricity to Tajikistan through the same project in winter as hydro generation in Tajikistan turns zero.

The official said Pakistan has now gained the capacity to generate electricity close to 30,000MW and in winter the demand in Pakistan hovers around 11,000-13,000MW at the maximum and the country is in a position to export the surplus electricity up to 1,000MW to Tajikistan at affordable prices, as CASA transmission line possesses the capacity to transmit electric power up to 1,000MW only.

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