System may not sustain 24,000MW load despite upgrade

LAHORE: The country’s power evacuation, transmission and despatch system (220kV & 500kV lines and grid stations) may not be able to sustain the peak summer generation and demand of 24,000MW or so this year despite accomplishment of several tasks related to up-gradation or augmentation.

Experts say the system transmitted load of 19,200MW in last summer. And this year, it successfully transported the maximum load of 19,798MW on Wednesday.

“Though the system sustained maximum load of 19,798MW on Wednesday, our technical experts are of the view that it can bear and transmit about 22,000MW or so this summer,” a senior official of power division told Dawn.

Published in Dawn, 24th May, 2018