Federal Govt to provide support for uninterrupted power supply in Karachi: Planning Minister
He gave the remarks while chairing a special meeting to review the future electricity demand-supply outlook of Karachi in Islamabad today [Monday].
The meeting deliberated upon the possible measures to supply additional electricity to Karachi through the national grid to meet the future requirements.
Asad Umar directed the concerned quarters to look into the commercial aspects of various projects and to remove any bottlenecks in the construction of new grid stations.
The forum was informed that the electricity demand in Karachi was expected to rise to almost 4100 MW by 2023, and thus, would require additional 1300 MW to meet the future requirements.
The meeting was informed that to meet the future requirements of Karachi, Cabinet Committee on Energy had given the requisite approvals for the supply of 500MW from K2/K3 project. The meeting was also briefed about the commissioning of new gas plants to replace the old thermal power plants running at low efficiency.