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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Large swathes of Pakistan left without power after Guddu transmission line trips

Dhabeji pumping station stopped functioning due to the power outage and supply of water to Karachi was interrupted. PHOTO: ONLINE
Many parts of Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan were left without power late on Saturday after the transmission line from the Guddu power plant tripped, Express News reported.
According to initial details, Guddu’s 220KW power line to Quetta tripped which affected the 500KVA power line from the national grid and forced Bin Qasim and the Jamshoro thermal power stations to go offline.
The breakdown left many parts of Sindh, including parts of Karachi without power. K-Electric, which supplies 650 mega watts of power to Karachi, explained that a trip of the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) line was having a cascading effect and de-synced their supply.

Due to the power outage, the Dhabeji pumping station stopped functioning and supply of water to Karachi was interrupted.
There were reports of some grid stations in Punjab being affected where three grid stations of NTDC tripped affecting Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Gujranwala.
In Balochistan, 16 districts, including Quetta faced power outage.
Saturday’s power outage follows similar outage last month where large parts of the country were left without power after a fault that emanated from the Guddu power plant

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