Iranian delegation to visit Gwadar for 100 MW power purchase accord
GWADAR, Feb. 21 (Gwadar Pro) - In connection with the supply of 100 MW of electricity from Iran to Gwadar, Iran’s high-level delegation from the power division is reaching Gwadar today to finalize the agreement on selling power to Pakistan.
The delegation will call on officials of Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) and National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) to seal the deal of per unit price of electricity for residential and commercial purposes. Electricity will be available to Gwadar next month.
New infrastructure regarding the installation of a double circuit 132 KV transmission line from Kalatu (Pakistan city near the Pak-Iran border) to Jiwani Grid Station, spanning over 29 kilometers has been put in place under the new project. Around 75 kilometers long double transmission line from Jiwani Grid Station to Gwadar Grid Station has already been laid down years back.
Old power infrastructure is also available from Pak-Iran border near Panjgur to Gwadar, providing around 40-70 MW of electricity, but due to its long distance (around 400 kilometers), diversion from other districts of Makran division, power losses and power outage, Gwadar used to be plunged into darkness frequently for lack of regular and stable power supply.
Zumurd Baloch, a resident of Gwadar City, told Gwadar Pro that the new transmission line from Pak-Iran border Kalatu near Gabd-Remdan to Jiwani and Gwadar will rid locals of long-hour power outage.
Another resident Mohsin Jan, trader in building materials, said that Gwadar business had been languishing in the backdrop of sporadic availability of electricity. The new transmission line will breathe fresh air to local industry and trade.