ISLAMABAD: As the companies open from Monday (right this moment)the with the easing of lockdown restrictions, the Okay-Electrical the (KE) has approached the Sui Southern Fuel Firm (SSGC) and requested it to extend the stress of fuel to function three environment friendly gas-based energy vegetation on full capability to keep away from load shedding in Karachi.
The demand for electrical energy in Karachi jumped as much as 2,800 megawatts (MW) attributable to change in climate which can improve to three,300MW with the opening of the industries.
The low stress of fuel is inflicting drawback for Okay-Electrical to run three gas-based energy vegetation.
“We appreciate SSGC’s intention to take critically needed action in overhauling the CMS at CCPP. However, this activity has been restricted due to low gas pressure. It is requested that 60 psi pressure is ensured for this activity to be performed by SSGC in a manner that we do not require the shutdown of the power complex whilst peak summer demand is being served,” the KE stated in a letter despatched to SSGC, a duplicate of which is on the market with The Specific Tribune.
The KE authorities acknowledged that a number of telephonic conversations have been held and textual content messages despatched to SSGC to tell the corporate concerning the low fuel stress points at environment friendly energy vegetation CCPP, KGTPS and SGTPS which are located on the load centres inside Karachi.
“We are deeply concerned that despite regular requests, SSGC has yet to increase the distribution pressure of the gas being supplied to these power plants,” KE stated, including that “we are now facing the peak summer period with climbing temperatures”.
The KE noticed that Covid-19 scenario in addition to the additional demand for guaranteeing consolation in the course of the holy month of Ramazan was posing a problem for the customers in Karachi, and its adjoining areas.
To supply reduction to residents, Okay-Electrical’s precedence has been to exempt all the metropolis from load shedding, together with very excessive, excessive and medium loss areas, because the day the lockdown was introduced in March.
Nonetheless, KE officers stated they have been dealing with excessive issue in serving this noble trigger, attributable to low fuel stress on the energy vegetation that would not be operated at optimum load with out enough fuel stress.
The low fuel stress is impacting over 150MW at CCPP alone and with further affect at KGTPS and SGTPS.
As utilities, Okay-Electrical and SSGC are uniquely positioned to alleviate the challenges confronted by residents and companies, by working collectively to serve the nation’s industrial capital on this unprecedented disaster.
The facility firm maintained that at this crucial time, it couldn’t successfully serve the tens of millions who trusted it for energy, with out energetic assist from the SSGC.
‘’On this regard, we request and urge you to keep up 60 psi stress at CCPP and 40 psi at KGTPS and SGTPS. We look ahead to your response in order that collectively we are able to maintain Karachi provides with energy and assist everybody overcome this tough time,” the KE stated.
When approached for a touch upon this letter, the KE spokesperson admitted that “the power utility had recently written to SSGC requesting for their support with regard to gas pressure in order to meet electricity demand which had peaked at 2,800MW over the last few days”.
The spokesperson commented that in view of easing the lockdown and permitting elevated industrial and industrial exercise, it’s probably that the facility demand would additional improve.