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The project aims to increase the distribution and transformation capacity of Pakistan's power grid. It also contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7, baensuring access to affordable, safe, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Context

In the face of growing power consumption, Pakistan faces a significant supply gap. Its power transmission network is saturated and does not allow all the electricity produced to be transmitted. In 2013, the government launched a major investment programme aimed at increasing the power generation capacity (+30 GW in the next 10 years) and the power transmission capacity. By supporting the strengthening of Pakistan's power transmission network, AFD is extending its cooperation to a new area of the energy sector. It is building its capacity to influence public policies in order to encourage a reduction in the sector's carbon footprint.

Description

The project consists of, on the one hand, enhancing power supply through the decongestion of connections between high and medium voltage grids through the construction of new transformer stations and associated power lines. On the other hand, it makes it possible to connect new hydroelectric and wind power capacities to the grid through the extension of existing transformer stations.

The project also includes the installation of telecommunications equipment to remotely supervise the power grid. In all, the project includes the installation of 3,811 MVA of additional transformation capacity and the construction of 205 km of power lines.

 

Impacts
  • Increase in installed power transformation capacity
  • Expansion of the power transmission network's capacity
  • Reduced greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions
  • Improvement in quality of power distribution quality for end-users
01/01/2018
Project start date
15 years
Duration of funding
Sectors
Islamabad
Location
Financing tool
75 000 000
EUR
Financing amount
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Pakistani Population
Beneficiaries
Co-financiers