Pakistan-340MW nuclear power plant starts operation

Country’s fourth nuclear power plant at Chashma Unit-3 (C-3) with 340 Megawatt (MW) power generation capacity has been successfully connected to the national grid, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) said Sunday.

“Congratulation to the nation that Pakistan’s 4th nuclear power plant Chashma unit-3 (C-3) has been connected to the national grid,” the PAEC sources said and added that the electricity generated has been connected to the national grid on trial basis.


“After performing various safety and functional tests, the plant will attain full power in first fortnight of December 2016 and a formal inauguration ceremony of the full power grid connection will be held in December.”

Chairman PAEC Muhammad Naeem, on achieving this milestone, has re-affirmed that the scientists, engineers and technicians of PAEC are working hard to contribute in achieving all the targets set to ensure energy security for the country.He acknowledged the support of Special Plans Division and the government for help achieve these targets.


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