Karachi to receive additional 1400 MW by 2023: Asad Umar
He was chairing a special meeting here to review the future electricity
demand-supply outlook of Karachi.
The meeting deliberated upon the possible measures to supply additional
electricity to Karachi through the national grid to meet the future requirements.
The meeting 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.
Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Petroleum Nadeem Babar, SAPM on Mineral Development Shahzad Qasim, and officials from NEPRA, NTDC and K-Electric were present during the meeting.
The meeting was informed that to meet the future requirements of Karachi, Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCOE) 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.
West and Bin Qasim.
Chairman CCOE Asad Umar directed the concerned quarters to look into the commercial aspects of the projects and to remove any bottlenecks in the
construction of new grid stations.
He assured all the stakeholders that the federal government would provide support to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity to the citizens of Karachi.