The first Chinese-built nuclear power plant in Pakistan’s Karachi, with an installed capacity of 1,100 MW, has been connected to the national grid. It will generate reliable and cost-effective electricity and will help improve the economy, said the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
Till now, Pakistan’s five nuclear power plants had a generation capacity of 1,350 MW, that’s about 5 per cent of the country’s electricity generation.
China is constructing another nuclear plant in Karachi, with a similar installed capacity, next to the one operationalised on Thursday. It is expected to start generation by the end of this year. Each of the two plants is scheduled to be in operation for 60 years.