Power Grid

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

Pak­istan has re­cently con­nected a new nu­clear re­ac­tor ‘Chashma-3’ to the na­tional grid. Lo­cated at Chashma, a town in the Pun­jab, the Chi­nese-built re­ac­tor has an in­stalled power ca­pac­ity of 340 megawatts, ac­cord­ing to the Pak­istan Atomic En­ergy Com­mis­sion. Ear­lier, China had built Chashma-1 and Chashma-2, sup­ply­ing some 600 megawatts of elec­tric­ity to the na­tional grid. Two other power plants are also un­der construction in Karachi and are sched­uled to be com­pleted by 2021. Pak­istan’s En­ergy Se­cu­rity Plan en­vis­ages a nu­clear power pro­duc­tion of some 8,800 megawatts by the year 2030 and 40,000 megawatts by 2050.

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