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Provincial Energy Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah announced on Wednesday that K-Electric will reduce load shedding in Karachi within the next few days. He emphasized efforts to minimize load shedding during night and peak hours to provide relief to Karachi residents. The announcement was made at a MoU signing ceremony between the Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company (STDC), K-Electric, and NSCL.

MoU Signing for Power Supply Project

The ceremony took place at the Sindh Energy Department. It marked the signing of a memorandum of understanding. To supply 40 megawatts of electricity to the National Steel Complex via a 132 KV transmission line. STDC CEO Muhammad Salim Shaikh, NSCL CEO Zaigham Adil Rizvi, and K-Electric CEO Monis Abdullah Alvi were present for the signing.

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“This project will boost private investor confidence in STDC and the Energy Department of Sindh,” Shah said. “It will also create jobs and boost the economy of Sindh.”

STDC’s Role and Future Projects

STDC is Pakistan’s first Provincial Grid Company licensed to develop electric power transmission infrastructure of 132 KV and above. CEO Muhammad Salim Shaikh highlighted recent agreements, including a MoU signed on June 13 with GO Energy for Pakistan’s first 500 MW floating solar power project. This project, in collaboration with the Department of Alternative Energy and the Department of Irrigation, will connect the Kenjhar Lake Power Project to K-Electric’s Dhabeji Grid Station in Karachi. Expected to be completed by 2026, this project will provide 500 MW of power.

On June 15, another MoU was signed between STDC and the Gul Ahmed Group for constructing a 132kV transmission line from the Jhampir Wind Corridor power plant to the Gul Ahmed Group in Landhi. This 100 MW wind power project is expected to be completed by the end of 2027. It involves a 60 km long transmission line from Jhampir to Landhi.

Commitment to Renewable Energy

The Sindh government is dedicated to accelerating the use of renewable energy resources. Efforts are underway to reduce the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) tariff. Making electricity more affordable. Renewable energy projects also support the Sustainable Development Goals, fostering a clean, reliable, and sustainable environment.

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Officials Present at the Ceremony

Provincial Minister Saeed Ghani, Sindh Energy Secretary Mussadiq Ahmed Khan, and other senior officials attended the ceremony. They reiterated the government’s commitment to enhancing energy infrastructure and reducing load shedding for the benefit of Karachi’s residents.

The new initiatives and projects underscore a broader strategy to improve energy reliability and promote economic development through sustainable practices in Sindh

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