Wednesday, June 8, 2011

PEPCO added 3,320 MW in power system in two years

Pakistan Electric Power Company has added a total of 3,320 mega watts in the main power system in the last two years, PEPCO General Manager Engineer Muhammad Khalid told the media.

He also said the Company was generating this quantum of electricity from the power plants of 225MW each from Atlas, Orient, Saif, Saphire, Liberty Tech, Habb-Narowal, Halmore and Engro, 200MW each from Nishat Power and Nishat Chuniya, Malakand-III 81MW, Attock Gen 163MW, Foundation Power Generation Project 175MW, Chashma Nuclear Power Plant-II 340MW, Gulf Rental Power 62MW, Karkey Ship-mounted Power Plant 232MW, Khankhuwar Hydro Power Project 72MW and restoring 55MW lost capacity by overhauling Guddu Power Station's units No. 6, 9 and 10.

He told the media that electricity demand and supply gap scaled up to 6,000MW last month mainly due to shortage of furnace oil at thermal power stations, however, now the situation has substantially improved with availability of furnace oil.

To another question, he said, PEPCO's installed power generation capacity is 20021MW and dependable capacity is 17653MW, adding, "We can generate up to 17400MW daily provided that 31,000 tonnes of oil and 702mmcft gas is provided to power stations."

KESC has owed Rs 28 billion to PEPCO, he told and clarified that KESC neither challenged the PEPCO's billing nor the arrears.