Hammad broadcasts ‘massive investment’ in energy transmission system

A large funding of Rs111 billion might be made throughout the subsequent three years into the facility transmission system by way of the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) in a bid to scale back the facility shortages within the nation, Energy Minister Hammad Azhar introduced on Friday.

In a tweet, the federal minister stated the funding will improve the aptitude of the nationwide grid system to transmit 28,750 and 31,500 megawatts (MW) in the summertime of 2023 and 2024 respectively.

“In 2018, we started off with just 20,811 MW,” he added.

Earlier in June this yr, the NTDC efficiently transmitted 23,633MW highest-ever electrical energy transmission via the National Power Control Centre (NPCC).

The NTDC spokesperson had stated that on June 10, 2020, most 18,392MW energy was transmitted via the NTDC community. The current improve of 18.4 % electrical energy transmission of 5,241MW in comparison with the earlier yr, signifies the optimistic progress within the energy sector, he added.

Also learn: Minister, SAPM laud NTDC on 23,633 MW transmission

Earlier this month, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has allowed a rise of Rs1.65 per unit in energy tariff, underneath quarterly changes, which is able to empower the distribution corporations to gather Rs173 billion from shoppers within the subsequent one yr.

The electrical energy shoppers had been anticipating some aid on the expiry of early changes of Rs1.62 per unit on September 30, 2021, nevertheless, Nepra introduced the switch of latest changes equal to Rs1.65 per unit to the shoppers with impact from October 1, 2021.

According to Nepra spokesperson, the regulator allowed energy distribution corporations to extend energy tariff by Rs0.8276 per unit for the fourth quarter of the fiscal yr 2019-20, and Rs0.8966 for the primary and second quarters of FY2020-21.

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