News ID: 202383
Published: 0326 GMT October 14, 2017

Pakistan approves purchase of additional 100 MW electricity from Iran

Pakistan approves purchase of additional 100 MW electricity from Iran

Pakistan's Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE) has approved purchase of additional 100 MW electricity from Iran and directed the Ministry of Power to make immediate arrangements and to complete the spadework expeditiously, state media reported.

A meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also reviewed progress on other energy projects, IRNA reported.

Ministry of Power informed the meeting that the government of Iran was interested in providing 100MW of electricity in addition to existing arrangement for 100 MW.

The CCE approved the proposal and directed the ministry to make immediate arrangements to purchase additional electricity from Iran.

For the additional 100 MW, transmission line and grid station has to be constructed to meet immediate needs of Makran division especially Gwadar Port and industrial area in the southwestern Balochistan Province.

Ministry of Power also informed the meeting that as per the latest projections, Pakistan will have surplus power starting in the year 2017-18.

Pakistan is currently importing 100 MW electricity from while Iran has already announced its readiness to increase electricity exports to Pakistan to 1,000 MW.

   
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