The government has decided to import 70MW additional electricity from Iran for CPEC projects.

The government has decided to import 70MW additional electricity from Iran to meet the immediate requirements of Makran/Gwadar as the provision of utilities is a prerequisite for the CPEC projects.

The issue of electricity supply to Makran/Gwadar was discussed at a recent meeting of the Cabinet Committee on CPEC (CCoCPEC). The Committee discussed different power supply options to meet future additional load demand of the Gwadar/Makran region grid submitted to CCoCPEC.

An interim supply arrangement before the induction of the 300MW Gwadar Carbon-Free Power Project (CFPP) was discussed. Before induction of 300MW coal-fired power project and after the 132kV interlinking of Makran/Gwadar regional grid with the national grid, additional load demand of Makran/Gwadar grid in the range of 105MW to 120MW, in addition to the existing 100MW may be met through the following interim arrangements: (i) increase in power import from 100 MW to 125MW (25MW increase) from Iran through the existing 132KV link. It requires negotiation with Iranian counterparts. However, this has not been recommended by Power Division.

The part of this proposal is 25MW augmentation with the installation of 150/-50 MVAR SVC at Gwadar’s old substation.

Source: Start-up Pakistan

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