A power shortfall of 1200 megawatts (MW) appeared on the National Grid amid tripping power lines of the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC). A spokesperson of power division told the local news on Tuesday.
Sporadic power cuts were observed across the country since Wednesday, and the news explained that it was due to the plants tripping at various locations and 1200MW was instantly disappeared from the national grid.
The spokesperson informed that the power plants affected by the tripping include plants at Chashma Nuclear Power Plant.
Also, the three LNG Power Plants at Haveli, Bhikki, and Baloki that have a combined production of 3,600MW are not operational due to testing purposes—he added. He also said that two out of four affected Chashma’s power plants will become operational by the evening today but the restoration of other two plants will take more time.
The Total ShortFall Reaches 6000MW as a result of 1200MW Chashma and 3600MW LNG power plants are not operational
The Neelum-Jhelum Power Plant is also carrying out testing at the moment, he said. The power distributors will carry out load-shedding in order to cater the loss of electricity, however, the power outages will be carried out keeping in mind high and low loss areas.