Pakistan Powers Up: Third Plant Inauguration in Two Months

Pakistan Powers Up: Third Plant Inauguration in Two Months

June 26, 2014 at 03:06pm

GE power generation technology is at the heart of three recent additions to Pakistan’s electrical grid that will contribute a total of 1.5 gigawatts (GW) of new power generating capacity, enough electricity for 1.5 million homes. This total includes 1.1 GW of power generated by GE technology.

The most recent power plant to be inaugurated is the 425MW Nandipur Power Project in Gujranwala. At the plant, three GE 9E gas turbines will provide 300MW of the 425MW total. This follows the inauguration of expansions at the Guddu power complex and Uch-II power plant.

The new power from these three plants supports the government’s commitment to add 21,000 MW of additional power by 2020 to address a forecast doubling of peak power demand between 2010 and 2020.

The GE 9E gas turbines installed at Nandipur offer fuel flexibility to burn a wide range of fuels for lower operating costs and better efficiency. They also conform to guidelines set by the World Bank relating to nitrous oxide emissions.

In 2010, GE signed a memorandum of understanding with the Pakistan government to develop the country’s energy resources to meet projected demand by 2020, building on the company’s more than six decades in the Pakistani power sector. Today, GE-built equipment provides more than 25% of the nation’s electricity.

For more on GE’s contribution to many of Pakistan’s key energy and infrastructure projects, click here. For more on GE’s gas turbines, click here.

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