National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) are currently engaged in providing 650MW electricity supply to K-Electric. The agreement of such exchange expired last year in January and National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has advised both parties to sign a new power supply contract if they wish to continue.
NEPRA official said that, if K-Electric imports electricity without signing a contract then it will be considered as illegal.
The reason K-Electric are dependent on external providers of electricity is because they are not producing sufficient amount of electricity. In order to meet the demand K-Electric must work to increase its generation capacity.
K-Electric recently added 1,034 MW electricity but also closed 685 MW from its system.
They further added 349 MW due to the closure of some of its generation capacity.
By Muhammad Ammar.