The nationwide energy grid survived a serious breakdown on Friday because the Tarbela and Ghazi Barotha powerhouses suffered a technical fault, depriving a big a part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab province of electrical energy for nearly 5 hours.
Based on a spokesman for the Water and Energy Ministry, NTDC engineers had managed to quickly repair the transmission line, which suffered a serious fault earlier at present. Nonetheless, the spokesman stated that efforts had been nonetheless being made to synchronise the ability frequencies to revive common manufacturing of electrical energy from all energy vegetation.
Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera, Haripur, Attock, Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Chakwal, Jehlum had been a number of the areas affected by the technical breakdown at present, together with full disruption of energy provide in some areas.
Energy was quickly restored to a number of elements of KP and Punjab on the time of submitting of this report, whereas engineers had been working to revive provide to different affected areas.
Officers of the water and energy ministry stated that at round 11am, a technical fault appeared within the Tarbela Energy plant, which additionally affected the ability manufacturing from Ghazi Barotha, inflicting the Northern Transmission line to journey.
The fault resulted in a disruption of electrical energy provide to 70 per cent areas of KP province, and north and central Punjab. The tripping of the primary transmission line additionally resulted within the breakdown of provide from different energy vegetation.
Officers stated that well timed response from the Nationwide Energy Management Middle helped avert a serious breakdown of the ability system, which may have even resulted in nationwide electrical energy provide disruption much like what was witnessed throughout Pakistan in 2012.
Higher KP, southern Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh stayed unaffected from the breakdown.
Based on sources, the technical fault in Tarbela was triggered due to manufacturing being unable to match ranges of demand, at least quantity of electrical energy is being generated from furnace oil-based energy vegetation through the day.
A serious portion of electrical energy provide for Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa depends on energy technology from Tarbela and Mangla dams.