After snags, new gas power plants may start by March

The three recently-built combined-cycle gas-fired power plants in Punjab are facing production delays of up to two-and-a-half months because of a “variety of factors”, including but not limited to problems with the world’s most efficient gas turbines.

Conversations with the senior management of the two public companies – National Power Parks Management Company and Punjab Thermal Power – created for establishing these power stations show that the commercial operations date (COD) of all the stations has now been pushed back to early March 2018. All three have been hit by delays throughout their construction.

Published in Dawn, 30th January, 2018