Govt plans to add over 22,000MW in national grid system

ISLAMABAD: The Government has finalised a strategy to generate over 22,000MW electricity by completing various short and long-term projects to overpower menace of power load shedding in the country.

The sources told APP here that in short-term, several hydel project will be completed shortly to fulfil the requirements of energy as Lareb Hydro Power Project with 94MW power generation capacity, Satpara 17MW and Jabban Hydro Power Project (22MW).

On the other hand Nadipur Power Project will add 425 mega watt power, Chichoki Mallian (525 MW), Guddu (750 MW), UAE gifted Power plant Faisalabad (320 MW), lower Saptagah’s (496 MW), and lower Palas Valley’s (665 MW).

They said the Independent Power Producers (IPPS) projects which would add power to the national grid system include Uch 11, 405 mega watt, Grage Holding (180 MW), Fauji Fertilizer Company Ltd (50 MW), Zorlu energy Pakistan Ltd (56.4 MW), New Park Energy Pvt Ltd and Tenage Generasi (50 MW) each, Green Power pvt Ltd and Beacon Energy Ltd (49.5 MW) each, Three Gorges First Wing Firm (50 MW), Dawoo Power Ltd (49.50 MW), Sapphire Wing Power Co. Pvt Ltd (50 MW), Arabian Sea Wing Energy pvt Ltd (50.4 MW) and Lucky Energy pvt Ltd(50 MW).

As the long term policy, the government was working at 969 MW Neelum Jhelum hydropower project, 4500 MW Diamer Basha, Tarbela 4th Extension 1410 MW, Golan Gole, Chitral 106 MW, Kurram Tungi (84 MW), Dasu 4320 MW, Bunji Hydro Project 7,100 MW, Munda Dam (Mohmand dam) 740 MW, Khyal Khawar 122 MW and Jabban Power Station 22 MW.