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Hydro projects of 6,054MW under construction

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  1. A.Rafay

    A.Rafay ELITE MEMBER

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    ISLAMABAD - Ministry of Water and Power is managing portfolio of 37 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) through Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) with a cumulative capacity of 11,771MW for solution of energy shortage problem in the country.
    These projects, being managed on the basis of water, coal, gas and oil resources, are at various stages of implementation and will be commissioned this year through 2019. An official source on Monday said in addition to this there are numerous Hydro Power Producers (HPP) projects under construction for a cumulative capacity of 6054 MW which are also due to be commissioned from 2016-19.
    He said the Ministry of Water and Power has been working on war footing to overcome the energy crises and was undertaking different projects under its two pronged strategy both in public and private sectors to meet the demand. It is pertinent to mention here that six IPPs, having cumulative capacity of 2530 MW have been commissioned through private sector since 2008.
    Moreover, he said, the Ministry is determined to enhance production of existing power plants through GENCO rehabilitation projects and addition of new power plants like 747 MW combined cycle power plant at Guddu is underway for addition in the system. Under conservation measures, the official said in pursuance of Cabinet Decision two holidays were announced per week for all government offices which have resulted in conservation of approximately 250 MW.
    Steps have been taken to minimize the load of unnecessary lights and hoardings while concerned departments have been requested to replace the street lighting with LEDs and use of solar energization to reduce load. He said a replacement of agricultural tubewell motors with efficient motors in MEPCO and IESCO are in progress which will also result in conservation of up to 60 MW electricity. A project of distributing 30 million CFLs to domestic consumers has been initiated which will ultimately result in conservation of 1000MW, recently a bill has been placed before National Assembly for introducing penalties to individuals involved in electricity theft which will result in reducing theft and increasing receivables in circular debt and line losses of the system.
    He said an improvements in the system are underway by introduction of Advance Metering System (AMR) which will also help to reduce line losses and ultimate reduction in load while rehabilitation of transmission lines in collaboration with international funding agencies is also being implemented to improve the efficiency of the system.

    Hydro projects of 6,054MW under construction | The Nation
     
  2. mdcp

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    There is much power theft in the country and we must seriously tackle it
    There are two problem 1. Those steal power loss to national income and as a result wapda charge all other ppl avg. theft
    2. Those they steal power they misuse and waste too much
    So there should be heavy penalties, puishment, prisonment and reward for those they catch these theif
    So we should make policy to give commission to identify theft
     
  3. Zaki

    Zaki MODERATOR

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    yeah I guess the elections are coming ahead so you are going to hear such news in abundance...
     
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    total BS
    GOVT claims it added 3400 mw, Even if its true, its less tahn the increase in demand and less than what was added in era before
    and besides the real problem is electricity theft.
    had govt just converted all oil power plants to coal (local or even imported)and not added a single MW that would have been a great acheivement