PAEC KANUPP-2 will be connected to the national grid by the end of 2020 this year and will add 1100 megawatts to the country’s energy mix.
On Monday, Chairman Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Muhammad Naeem has said that the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP)-2 nuclear power plant that has the capacity to produce 1100 megawatt electricity will be added to the national grid by December this year and within three months, it will start working with the full capacity.
Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP)-3 nuclear power plant which also has the capacity to produce 1100 megawatt electricity too will be added to the national grid after 10 months. This power plant will start working with its full capacity within three months.
In a recent interview with the national newspaper, Chairman PAEC said that by the grace of Allah Almighty, all the four power plants of Chashma are producing electricity with their full capacity and providing 1350 megawatt electricity. This is to be recorded that Chashma -2 power plant produced the electricity consecutively for 400 days.
As such PAEC KANUPP-2 and 3, both power plants will provide 2200 megawatts to the national grid by the end of 2021 next year. After the addition of these power plants to the national grid, load shedding will be lessened especially in Karachi and generally in the whole country. Both the power plants will produce environmentally friendly electricity.
He further said that Pakistan’s atomic energy commission has very cordial relations with the internal atomic energy agency and Pakistan is the regular member of IAEA.
Mr. Muhammad Naeem said that PAEC has been declared as the regional collaboration center of IAEA which the big pride for Pakistan. PAEC has also been declared as the best technical education institute in the country.