Commercial run of two power plants likely by May 10

LAHORE: The commercial operation of over 1,200MW Bhikki and Havaili Bahadur Shah (HBS) combined cycle power plants is likely to begin by May 10, as both projects are passing through last couple of tests these days.

However, the commercial operation date (COD) of the Balloki plant may be delayed further till May 25 since it has to pass through more tests than Bhikki and HBS. The three gas-fired power plants in Punjab are already facing production delays of four months or so due to various technical issues, including a major problem of vibration occurred with one of them.

Published in Dawn, 26th April, 2018