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Reasons behind Pakistan’s main energy breakdown

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Reasons behind Pakistan's major power breakdown

ISLAMABAD:  The  National Power Control Centre on Tuesday submitted a report back to the Power Division through which the rationale behind the countrywide blackout was outlined.

According to Geo News, the report acknowledged that on January 9 at 11:41 pm, the five hundred KV Guddu-Shikarpur transmission line’s circuits 1 and a couple of tripped. As a consequence, the five hundred KV Guddu-Muzaffargarh and Guddu-Dera Ghazi Khan transmission strains additionally tripped, inflicting the whole energy system to close down. 

Per the report, earlier than the blackout, the frequency of the system was 49.85 and it was producing a complete of 10,311 MW of electrical energy, of which 1,257 MW was being generated from water, 983 MW was generated by way of the federal government’s thermal energy crops, whereas 8,070 MW of electrical energy was coming from unbiased energy producers (IPPs).

The report added that the restoration technique of the system began from Tarbela, Mangla, and Warsak powerhouses however the system continued tripping because of high-frequency fluctuations. To stabilise the system, Tarbela and Mangla had been interlinked.

Power was restored throughout all of the nation by 7:40pm on January 10, the report mentioned, including that the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC)’s community was related to Ok-Electric at 6:44pm on the identical day.

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