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  • Nation confronted energy outage after two 500 KV circuits tripped on Guddu-Shikarpur transmission line
  • The five hundred KV Guddu-Muzaffargarh and Guddu-Dera Ghazi Khan transmission strains additionally tripped, inflicting all the energy system to close down
  • The frequency of the system was 49.85 and it was producing a complete of 10,311 MW of electrical energy earlier than the blackout 

ISLAMABAD: A report outlining the explanations for the latest electrical energy blackout within the nation has been submitted to the Energy Division.

In line with Geo Information, the report was submitted by the Nationwide Energy Management Centre, stating that on January 9 at 11:41 pm, the five hundred KV Guddu-Shikarpur transmission line’s circuits 1 and a pair of tripped. Because of this, the five hundred KV Guddu-Muzaffargarh and Guddu-Dera Ghazi Khan transmission strains additionally tripped, inflicting all the energy system to close down. 

Learn extra: Failure of load safeguard system led to Pakistan energy outage, say specialists

Per the report, earlier than the blackout, the frequency of the system was 49.85 and it was producing a complete of 10,311 MW of electrical energy, of which 1,257 MW was being generated from water, 983 MW was generated by means of the federal government’s thermal energy vegetation, whereas 8,070 MW of electrical energy was coming from impartial energy producers (IPPs).

The report added that the restoration strategy of the system began from Tarbela, Mangla, and Warsak powerhouses however the system continued tripping as a result of excessive frequency fluctuations. To stabilise the system, Tarbela and Mangla have been interlinked.

Learn extra: ‘Blackout’: Large energy outage in Pakistan as a number of cities plunge into darkness

Energy was restored throughout all of the nation by 7:40pm on January 10, the report mentioned, including that the Nationwide Transmission and Despatch Firm (NTDC)’s community was related to Ok-Electrical at 6:44pm on the identical day.

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