220 KVA underground transmission line laid in Karachi

Pakistan, Karachi: Under K-Electric’s (Karachi Electric Supply Company) TP-1000 transmission enhancement project, KE has completed laying a 220 KVA double circuit underground transmission line.

TP-1000 is a $460 M transmission enhancement project by K-Electric which will enable the utility to transmit additional 800 MW through a total of additional seven new grid stations and new transmission lines. In addition to this, KE has taken various measures to enhance the reliability and availability of power supply including addition of 1,057 MW of generation and reduced line losses from 36 % to almost 20 %.

These improvements have enabled the company to make over 70 % of Karachi load-shed free (from 23 % in 2009), including all industrial customers. Adding new generation capabilities and strengthening its transmission and distribution network are currently K-Electric’s highest priorities. In the last two years alone, transmission capacity of the power utility has been further enhanced through addition of 788 MVA and distribution capacity increased by 406 MW through addition of 127 feeders and around 2,300 PMTs/substations.

Source: Daily Times