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In this case, Tarbela and all upcoming hydro power Plants should feed KPK.
Sir distribution of power is bottle neck for karachi
Not for tarbela

I am talking strictly from scientific point of view

Do you know why mitari HT network was made..?
To take out 4000mw out of thar which wasnt possible before

Now i doubt karachi upstream network has capability to send out 2GW power so if karachi becomes surplus this power will go to waste

This was the reason why gaddani coastal coal project was scrapped and plant established in punjab


tarbela is just 30km from pindi/isb and 100km from fasialabad and is already well integrated to laod centers
 

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Under Construction Karot Hydropower Project

- 720MW on Jhelum river under CPEC
- Asphalt Core Rock fill dam
- Surface Powerhouse equipped with 4 x 180 MW Francis-type units
- Expected completion date: end of 2021…


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Mangla Refurbishment Project is designed to improve the operational efficiency of the power plant and assist the capacity expansion of the main generator.


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HEI and Punjab Thermal Power Ltd (PTPL) signed an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) contract for 1263 MW Punjab Combined-Cycle Power Plant at JHANG in Pakistan.
HEI will be responsible for the 12-year operation and maintenance of the unit, major equipment overhaul, plant-wide BOP equipment overhaul, and power plant spare parts procurement, etc.
 

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Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project:

WAPDA awards US$ 354.6 million contract for Civil Works to PCCCL

May 6, 2021: Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) awarded contract worth US$ 354.6 million for civil works of the 1530 MW-Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project to Power Construction Corporation of China Limited (PCCCL) through an international competitive bidding.

The contract signing ceremony was held today at WAPDA Mega Hydel Complex. Tarbela 5th Extension Project Director Muhammad Azam Joya and PCCCL Executive Representative in Pakistan Ling Jianke signed the contract on behalf of their organizations. WAPDA Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd), World Bank Country Director Najy Benhassine, World Bank Task Team Leader Dr. Rickard Liden, WAPDA Member Finance Naveed Asghar, Member Water Abdul Zahir Khan Durrani, Member Power Jamil Akhtar, General Managers concerned and representatives of the Consultants also witnessed signing of the contract.

Addressing the ceremony, the Chairman said “WAPDA, in its endeavor to enhancing water storage capacity and share of cheap and clean hydel power generation in the National Grid, is constructing as many as 10 projects including Tarbela 5th Extension. Timely completion of these projects is all the more important for the purpose. ”Underlining the benefits of Tarbela Dam Project for economic development and social uplift, he said “We are confident to complete Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project in accordance with the stipulated timelines.”

Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project is being constructed on Tunnel No. 5 of Tarbela Dam with approved PC-I of US$ 807 million. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank is providing US$ 390 million, while Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to the tune of US$ 300 million.

Cumulative generation capacity of the project stands at 1530 MW with three generating units of 510 MW each. The project, scheduled to start electricity generation by mid-2024, will provide 1.347 billion units of low-cost hydel electricity to the National Grid on the average every year. With completion of Tarbela 5thExtension Hydropower Project, installed capacity at Tarbela Dam will rise from 4888 MW to 6418 MW.


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KElectric is getting 900MW additional Power.

Imran Ismail, Governor of Sindh, paid a visit to K-Bin Electric's Qasim Power Station-III (BQPS-III) project to check on the new addition to Karachi's power grid.

The $650 million BQPS-III project would add 900 MW of generation capacity to KE's existing network. This massive project is moving forward thanks to near partnership between leading engineering firms and KE to achieve a common vision of empowering Karachi.

Work is moving along quickly, with the first 450 MW unit nearing completion and scheduled to be operational in the next 5 to 6 weeks. RLNG will be the primary fuel source for the high-efficiency plant.


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Suki Kinari Hdyropower Project (884MW)

CPEC 's most important power project : Suki Kinari Hdyropower Project (884MW) nears completion .
The $ 2 billion project will be completed in December 2022 .


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ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet has exempted Offshore Supply Contractors (OSCs) from taxes on strategic hydropower projects being developed in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K) under the umbrella of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), sources in PPIB told Business Recorder.

According to the PPIB, an attached organisation of Power Division which is providing one window facility to private power projects developers, China Three Gorges Corporation as main sponsor, is developing 1,124MW Kohala Hydropower Project (KHCL) in AJ&K while China Gezhouba Group Company Limited as main sponsor is developing 700.7MW Azad Pattan Hydropower Project (APPL) which is located in AJ&K and Punjab. Both projects are also part of CPEC initiative and are near to achieving the Financial Closing as per the deadlines specified in their respective LoS.

The sources said, both companies raised issue that at the time of promulgation of the Policy for Power Generation Projects 2002, execution of offshore supply contracts, submission of tariff petitions to Nepra and issuance of Letter of Support (LoS) by PPIB, there was no tax leviable on payments made to the OSC. However, the Finance Act, 2018 broadened the definition of Permanent Establishment (PE) that brought OSC within the ambit of tax where such contract is part of a cohesive business operation undertaken by its associated companies.

Further business income of a non-resident person was also classified as a Pakistan source income irrespective of whether or not the title of goods passed outside Pakistan, if the import is part of overall arrangement for the supply of goods, installation and construction which are undertaken or performed by the associates or its PE.

The Finance Act, 2019 added that in case any payment constitutes part of an overall arrangement of a cohesive business operation it shall be made after deduction of 2.1 percent Withholding Tax (WHT) as minimum tax on EPC Offshore Supply Contract, which was reduced to 1.4 percent through Finance Bill, 2020 but the tax so withheld is not "final" and "fixed".

Accordingly, a summary of February 15, 2021 titled "Tax on Payments to the Offshore Supply Contractor” was tabled for consideration of Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet with following proposal:

"The rate of withholding tax on value of offshore supply contract of an independent Power Producer shall be 1 percent provided PPIB has issued Letter of Support for the project,

(i) its EPC Contract has been executed and submitted to Nepra for EPC stage tariff determination prior to the enactment of Finance Act 2018; and
(ii) offshore supply contract arrangement of offshore supply contractor having permanent establishment in Pakistan falls under the purview of cohesive business operation as contemplated under Income Tax Ordinance 2001. Such 1 percent tax shall be full and final liability of the offshore supply contractor.

The ECC of the Cabinet considered the summary and constituted a committee under the Power Division, Secretary, Law & Justice Division, Member FBR and Managing Director PPIB to deliberate on the issue in a holistic manner and submit recommendations thereon to the ECC for consideration.

In compliance with ECC decision, three committee meetings were held. The committee members deliberated on the matter comprehensively and agreed on the strategic importance of the projects, due to their location in the sensitive areas of AJ&K, KHCL being largest investment IPP implemented in Pakistan/AJ&K, etc. The Committee members also agreed that there is a need to process these CPEC projects swiftly, particularly KHCL in order to claim water rights of Pakistan on the river Jhelum. Further, this issue is creating bottleneck in achieving Financial Closing for these projects.

As agreed during the third meeting, the Power Division submitted the following recommendations of the committee for consideration of ECC: “the rate of withholding tax on value of offshore supply contract of an independent power producer located wholly or partly in territories of AJ&K shall be 1 percent provided PPIB has issued Letter of Support for the project, its EPC contract has been executed and submitted to Nepra for EPC stage tariff determination prior to the enactment of Finance Act 2018, offshore supply contract arrangement of offshore supply contractor having permanent establishment in Pakistan falls under the purview of cohesive business arrangements as contemplated under Income Tax Ordinance 2001 and such 1 percent tax shall be full and final liability of the offshore supply contractor."

The sources said PPIB's summary was presented to the ECC through Power Division on May 5, 2021.

The ECC discussed pros and cons of the proposal and approved it. However, the decision of the ECC will be implemented after the ratification of Federal Cabinet expected on May 18, 2021.

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WAPDA Chairman visits Tarbela 5th Extension Project

Construction to Commence in July

May 11, 2021: In the wake of awarding the contract for civil works of the 1530 MW-Tarbela 5th Extension Hydropower Project (T5) last week, the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (Retd) today visited site of the project located at Tarbela Dam to review on ground the preparedness level for mobilization of the contractor to the site and start of construction work on the project, scheduled to be commenced in July this year.

During the visit, WAPDA Chairman had a detailed round of Tunnel N0. 5, sites of the Power House and Switch Yard and Intake of the Power House, therein, he was briefed about mobilization of the contractor and timelines for overall implementation of the project. WAPDA Member (Water) Abdul Zahir Khan Durrani, Member (Power) Jamil Akhtar, Authority’s Advisor Nasir Hanif, project management and representatives of the consultants were also there during the visit.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman said that T5 is yet another landmark project, being constructed by WAPDA under its least-cost energy generation plan to meet increasing demand of energy in the country through indigenous clean and green hydel electricity.

T5 is one of the 10 mega projects WAPDA is implementing to double the existing hydel generation with addition of more than 9000 MW to the National Grid in just eight years from year 2022 to 2028-29 in phased manner. The addition of this cheap electricity will help stabilize the power tariff by decreasing reliance on import of expensive fuel for thermal power generation, he added.

Underlining the importance of timely completion of the hydropower projects for national economy, WAPDA Chairman directed T5 project management to strictly adhere to the timelines set for completion of the project with no compromise on the stipulated standards of construction work.

It is worth mentioning here that T5 Project is being constructed on Tunnel No. 5 of Tarbela Dam with approved PC-I of US$ 807 million. World Bank is providing US$ 390 million, while Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to the tune of US$ 300 million.

Continuous monetary assistance by the international financial institutions to WAPDA for construction of hydropower projects reflects their trust in WAPDA’s financial strength. Cumulative generation capacity of T5 Project stands at 1530 MW with three generating units of 510 MW each.

The project, scheduled to commence electricity generation by mid-2024, will provide 1.347 billion units of low-cost hydel electricity on the average per annum to the National Grid. Installed power generation capacity at Tarbela Dam will increase from 4888 MW to 6418 MW on completion of T5 Project,
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NTDC strengthens Dadu-Jamshoro power line

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May 11, 2021



The NTDC’s Hyderabad-based team also energised the reactors worth Rs340 million on Monday, according to a spokesman for the company. — Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons/File


The NTDC’s Hyderabad-based team also energised the reactors worth Rs340 million on Monday, according to a spokesman for the company.


LAHORE: In a bid to keep its power transmission and distribution system upgraded and stable, the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) has installed three shunt reactors of 22-MVAR capacity on the 152km-long 500kV Dadu-Jamshoro transmission line emanating from the 500kV Dadu grid station.

The NTDC’s Hyderabad-based team also energised the reactors worth Rs340 million on Monday, according to a spokesman for the company.

“The newly-installed shunt reactors will help to control voltages of power system more efficiently and enhance overall power system stability of NTDC Network. Thus smooth power supply will be ensured to the consumers of Sindh through respective power distribution company,” he explained.
Shunt reactors are always used in high voltage energy transmission systems to control the voltage during load variations.
The spokesman said the NTDC was vigorously pursuing its ongoing projects for early completion. Recently, the company also completed four more 500kV transmission line circuits for evacuation of electricity from power plants located in southern parts of the country.

The transmission line circuits have been connected with HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) converter station at Matiari.

Moreover, upgradation work of 130km long 220 kV Jamshoro — KDA Transmission Line was also completed before its deadline. “The transmission line is transmitting 450MW additional power from the National Grid to K-Electric, which is a big relief for the people of Karachi during Ramazan,” he claimed.


Published in Dawn, May 11th, 2021
 

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720 MW Karot Hydropower Project.

1st CPEC Hydropower Project Investment $ 1720 Million.
88% work been completed expected completion April 2022. Current local direct employment 5000 Location River Jehlum, Punjab/ AJK..


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